Midwest Communications has made a pair of format changes in Fargo, ND this afternoon. Active Rock “Rock 102” 101.9 KRWK Fargo is no more as that frequency has become AC “Mix 101.9” assuming the branding of 104.7 KMJO Hope. That in turn allows 104.7 to become Classic Country “104.7 Duke-FM“. Both KRWK and KMJO had picked up their now former formats within days of one another in September 2013 as KRWK flipped from News/Talk and KMJO from Variety Hits.
Update 9/10: And the Fargo changes continue as 104.7 KMJO flips from Variety Hits “Popster-FM” to AC “104.7 Mix-FM“. The move continues a major shuffling of the Fargo market following two group sales that has now seen three format changes, a frequency shift, and a station still stunting in the past month. Original Report 8/27: Following the sales of two clusters and the launch of Radio FM Media’s “Big 98.7” KLTA Fargo earlier this month, the shakeup of the Fargo market will continue as Midwest Communications prepares a counter move. Midwest has registered 1047Mix.com for what is currently Variety Hits “104.7 Popster-FM” KMJO. The shift of KLTA to Adult CHR on 98.7 left the Fargo market with no station filling the AC niche in the market....[Read More]
Midwest Communications continues its expansion into the Dakotas with the purchase of Radio Fargo-Moorhead from Jim Ingstad. Update 9/20: Midwest is paying $25 Million for Radio Fargo-Moorhead. Original Report 9/18: The six Radio Fargo-Moorhead stations are Sports “740 The Fan” KVOX, News/Talk 790 KFGO, CHR “Y94” 93.7 WDAY-FM, Country “Bob 95” 95.1 KBVB, Talk “101.9 Talk-FM” KRWK, and Adult Hits “104.7 Popster-FM” KMJO. No terms have been announced for the purchase. The acquisition of the six Fargo area stations follows Midwest’s purchase of Backyard Broadcasting’s seven station cluster in Sioux Falls, SD in July.