Northern Lights confirmed this morning that Rhythmic CHR “Go 95.3” KZGO will launch on Tuesday, January 5. CityPages reports that the station will mix local and indie artists with the usual Rhythmic pop/Hip-Hop mix. Peter Parker, who previously worked in the market at the defunct “B96” has joined the station has music director and will host afternoons. Parker was most recently in afternoons at Radio-One Urban “Z107.9” WENZ Cleveland. Original Report 1/3: Even with the PPM not requiring listeners to recall a station’s name or frequency, we’ve rarely seen broadcasters open up and utilize identical branding for two unique formats in a market. That looks to change as soon as this week in Minneapolis. Following Northern Lights Broadcasting’s...[Read More]
The Pohlad Companies’ Northern Lights Broadcasting has acquired a second Twin Cities FM. The owners of Alternative “Go 96.3” KTWN-FM Edina have purchased Christian “95.3 Praise-FM” KNOF St. Paul from Praise Broadcasting for $7.95 million. The Class A signal operates from the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis with 900 watts horizontal/820 watts vertical at 258 meters (Coverage Map). KNOF joins KTWN-FM, the recently acquired BringMeTheNews news aggregator and the Minnesota Twins baseball team in the Pohlad’s holdings. Not included in the purchase is the KNOF call letters or any of the intellectual property associated with the current “Praise-FM” format. Upon closing of the deal, Praise’s programming will continue to be heard in the Minne...[Read More]
Praise Broadcasting is turning its Time Brokerage of Christian “Praise-FM” 95.3 KNOF St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN into an outright buy. Selby Gospel Broadcasting Corporation will sell KNOF to Praise Broadcasting for $5 Million. Praise has operated the station since June 2009. The owners of Praise Broadcasting also own Christian Heritage Broadcasting, which owns 91.9 KBHZ Willimar, 101.5 KCGN-FM Ortonville, 103.9 KBHL Osakis and four translators. All of the stations air the same Christian programming as KNOF.