94.7 KSKK has completed its move to Frazee and is now simulcasting Country “Bob 95” 95.1 KBVB Barnesville, MN/Fargo, ND as 94.5 KDLB. The former AC format and KSKK call letters have moved to 1070 KVKK Verndale replacing its Talk format. Original Report 5/31: Radio Fargo-Moorhead Country “Bob 95” 95.1 KBVB Barnesville, MN/Fargo, ND will soon add a second signal to cover the Detroit Lakes/Pelican Rapids area in Minnesota. 94.7 KSKK Staples, MN was sold to Radio Fargo-Moorhead last year for $900,000 and will shortly complete its move to 94.5 in Frazee where it will operate with 11kW at 150 meters (Coverage Map). When it does so it will simulcast KBVB’s Country programming. We are excited to announce that BOB 95 is growing and expanding to BOOM over Detroit Lakes ...[Read More]
Update 6/4: The KBVB/KVOX-FM station swap has been filed with the FCC. As part of the deal Midwest will also acquire 98.3 K252EZ Lisbon, ND. The translator currently rebroadcasts 91.9 KDSU Fargo, but an upgrade application will be filed to change the originating station to one of Midwest’s stations. The sale agreement also discusses how the companies will manage non-competes between the two. Either company can hire anyone terminated from the other. The morning show of “Froggy 99.9” KVOX-FM has extra conditions. Both companies have the right to hire John Halverson (Jesse James), Amanda Scheid (Amanda Lea), Taylor Peterson (Pike) and Alex Halverson. However, Radio Fargo-Moorhead cannot hire them for a Country station in the Fargo market. Original Report 5/7: Another twist h...[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.