105.1 Fargo

Big 98.7 Fargo Debuts As Q98 Moves To 105.1

Update 8/19: After stunting all weekend with hour-long blocks of microformats including All-Christmas, Polka, TV Themes, All Weird Al, Dead Artists, and Movie Soundtracks, KQWB debuted its new format at 5pm this afternoon. Launching as Adult CHR “Big 98.7” as we first predicted two months ago, the station is positioning itself as “Today’s Hit Music Without The Rap”. The station will feature the Jesse & Amanda With Pike morning show from 5-9am. That show had been heard on Country “Froggy 99.9” KVOX-FM prior to the station swaps between Midwest and Ingstad. Cori Jensen will follow from 9am-2pm, Scotty Matthews from 2-7pm, and Alek from 7pm-12am. Listen to the launch of Big 98.7 at FormatChange.com. 98.7 and 105.1 have traded callsigns as well wi...[Read More]

Station Sales Come Fast & Furious In Fargo

The previously announced sales of a pair of station clusters in Fargo closed today leading to a third sale. Midwest Communications finalized its $25 Million purchase of Radio Fargo-Moorhead from James Ingstad, while Larry Wilson’s L&L Radio completed its $21 Million purchase of Triad Broadcasting’s 32 stations including six in Fargo. With those deals complete, Ingstad has turned around and acquired L&L’s Fargo stations for $9.5 Million. The stations involved in the purchase are Rock “Q98” 98.7 KQWB-FM, Country “Froggy 99.9” KVOX-FM, AC “FM 105.1” KLTA, Classic Rock “107.9 The Fox” KPFX, News/Talk 1450 KBMW, and Oldies “True Oldies 1660” KQWB. Ingstad will immediately begin operating his new cluster via ...[Read More]

Larry Wilson Acquires Triad Broadcasting

Larry Wilson, the former founder and CRO of Citadel Broadcasting who operates Alpha Broadcasting in Portland, has acquired Triad Broadcasting for $21 Million. Triad operates with different operational names in the markets it serves, such as Go Radio Fargo, JMP Radio in Peoria, and Adventure Radio in Bluefield and Savannah/Hilton Head The company will be operated under the name L&L Radio, standing for “Live & Local”. The 32 stations involved in the deal serve five markets: Biloxi MS – Sports “96.7 The Champ” WUJM, Rock 97.9 WCPR, Variety Hits “105.9 Bob-FM” WQBB, CHR “107.1 The Monkey” WXYK, and Sports simulcast “The Team” 1490 WXBD/1640 WTNI. Bluefield WV – Classic Rock “Eagle 100.1/100.9” WKQY/WK...[Read More]