Update 11/14: Hubbard will pay $8 million for the Omni Broadcasting stations. Original Report 11/13: Hubbard Broadcasting has announced the acquisition of the sixteen stations in Northern and Central Minnesota currently owned by Lou Buron and Mary Campbell’s Omni Broadcasting. Also known as Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, the stations involved in the purchase are located in the Alexandria, Brainerd, Bemidji, and Wadena markets in Minnesota. The stations are: Alexandria: Oldies “Cool 94.3” KULO Alexandria and Country “100.7 Kik-FM” KIKV Saux Center Brainerd: Country “B93.3” KBLB Nisswa, Oldies “Cool 103.5” KUAL-FM Brainerd, AC 106.7 WJJY-FM Brainerd, Classic Rock “107.5 The Power Loon” KLIZ-FM Brainerd, Business 1340 KVBR Brainerd,...[Read More]
Red Rock Radio will relaunch Classic Rock “Wings 95.9” WWWI-FM Pillager/Brainerd, MN as “KQ96” on Monday, October 6. The move will make the station a simulcast of sister “KQ95” 94.9 KQDS-FM Duluth as it becomes the fifth affiliate of Red Rock’s “KQ Network“. The others are 95.3 WXXZ Grand Marais, 105.5 KBAJ Deer River, and 106.7 KAOD Babbit. WWWI-FM flipped from a simulcast of News/Talk 1270 WWWI Baxter to Classic Rock in September 2013.