95.7 Sioux Falls

KQSF Brings Second CHR To Sioux Falls

After stunting with poetic readings of song lyrics, Midwest Communications flipped Classic Hits “Q95.7” KQSF Dell Rapids/Sioux Falls SD to CHR “Q95.7“. Positioned as “The Most Music”, the new format takes direct attack on Townsquare Media’s “Hot 104.7” KKLS-FM. That station ranked second in the Sioux Falls market with an 8.2 share in the Spring 2018 Nielsen Audio ratings but completely surrounded by Midwest’s stations. Country “Big Country 92.5” KTWB led the market with a 10.2 share, Rock 103.7 KRRO was third with a 6.6 share while AC 101.9 KELO-FM was fourth with 6.3. KQSF’s former Classic Hits format went out with a 2.0 share. Original Report 9/12: Midwest Communications Classic Hits “Q95.7” KQSF De...[Read More]

Midwest Shakes Up Its Sioux Falls Cluster

Midwest Communications is shaking up its recently acquired Sioux Falls, SD cluster at midnight tonight. News/Talk 1320 KELO will begin simulcasting on 107.9 where it displaces Classic Hits “Kool 107.9” KXQL. The “Kool” brand will be merged with the programming of Variety Hits “Q95.7” KSQB. The new “Kool 95.7” will feature music from the 60’s through the 80’s. Midwest acquired the Sioux Falls cluster from Backyard Broadcasting in July 2012 for $13.35 Million. In addition to the stations mentioned above, Midwest owns Sports 1230 KWSN, AC “Lite 92.5” KELO-FM, Country 101.9 KTWB, and Active Rock “Real Rock 103.7” KRRO in the market.

Midwest Communications Expands To Sioux Falls

Midwest Communications has agreed to acquire Backyard Broadcasting’s seven station cluster in Sioux Falls, SD for $13.35 Million. The stations going to Midwest are Sports 1230 KWSN, News/Talk 1320 KELO, AC “Lite 92.5” KELO-FM, Variety Hits “Q95.7” KSQB, Country 101.9 KTWB, Active Rock “Real Rock 103.7” KRRO, and Classic Hits “Kool 107.9” KXQL. Backyard Broadcasting retains its stations in Anderson/Muncie IN, Elmira and Olean NY, and Williamsport PA.