99.9 Fargo

Another Twist To Fargo Sales; Owners Swap Country Outlets

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]

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]