107.9 Fargo

Ingstad Family Sale To Lead To Fargo Move-Out

A deal involving three members of the Ingstad family will lead to Classic Hits “92.7 The Drive” KZDR Kindred/Fargo ND from moving out of the market. Robert Ingstad’s Mediaactive LLC is selling KZDR to his niece Brooke Ingstad’s Radio Wahpeton Breckenridge for $275,000. Brooke Ingstad is in the process of acquiring Full Service Country 1450 KBMW Breckenridge MN from her father James Ingstad’s Radio FM Media for $300,000 and 100.7 K264AY Chamberlain SD for $35,000. KZDR has applied to relocate out of the Fargo market to Breckenridge MN as well. The station seeks to downgrade from a Class C3 to Class A in the process with 6kW at 46 meters. To make that move possible, Radio FM Media’s “107.9 The Fox” KPFX Fargo applies to change city-of-license t...[Read More]

FCC Applications 6/24

Saga Communications has won a pair of Petitions for Reconsideration regarding translators in Columbus, OH and Ithaca, NY. In Columbus, Wilks Communications license for 102.3 W272AT has been deleted. The translator had been silent since March 12, 2010 when it was displaced by the move-in of what is now 102.5 WWCD Baltimore, OH. The translator had a CP to relocate to 94.1, but Saga argued there would be interference to its 94.7 WSNY-FM. Because the translator stayed silent until November 10, 2011 without an STA, the FCC has ruled in Saga’s favor that W272AT’s license expired on March 13, 2011 and has been deleted. Over in Ithaca, the grant of a modification of Lake Country Broadcasting’s 96.9 W245BL Branchport, NY to Dundee with a boost from 10 to 250 watts has been overtur...[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]