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]
After shutting down Badlands Pawn Shop and its associated tourist attractions in September including Rock 94.5 KBAD-FM Sioux Falls SD, Chuck Brennan has sold the station for his $945,000 asking price. Regional Catholic operator Real Presence Radio will acquire KBAD-FM from Brennan’s Badlands Airtime and convert the station to non-commercial status. The group currently owns ten stations and has pending applications to purchase two more across the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. 1340 Productions sells CHR “95.9 The Buzz” KTRI-FM Mansfield MO to Lake Area Educational Broadcasting Foundation for $80,000. The buyer seeks to convert KTRI-FM to non-commercial status. Translator Sales Flood Communications sells Silent 103.1 K276FB Schuyler NE to Nebraska Rural Radio A...[Read More]
After launching Classic Rock 94.5 KBAD-FM Sioux Falls SD in November 2015 as part of tourist attraction Badlands Pawn Shop, Chuck Brennan has pulled the plug on the station and the remaining parts of his businesses. KBAD-FM went dark on Saturday as Brennan shuttered his all of his businesses following the South Dakota Division of Banking revoking the business licenses of his Dollar Loan Center in the state earlier this month. Brennan shut down the Badlands Pawn Shop and that included “a foundry, tattoo parlor, deli, gun range, gun store, concert venue, music department, casino, house band, entertainment group, radio station and retail store” at the end of 2016 after South Dakota voters approved a measure capping high interest short-term loans at 36% interest. Along with KBAD-FM...[Read More]
Townsquare Media has revamped its Sioux Falls SD cluster as it moves two formats to new locations and eliminating one. News/Talk 1140 KSOO Sioux Falls moves to 1000 replacing Classic Country KXRB. The move shifts KSOO to the 10kW/5kW night signal of 1140 to the 10kW day/100w night 1000 signal. In addition to moving to 1140, KXRB also adds an FM signal as Soft AC “Easy & Fun 100.1” KDEZ Brandon SD flips to a simulcast of KXRB as KXRB-FM. Townsquare is attempting to redirect former KDEZ listeners to their Hot AC “Mix 97.3” KMXC as it competes against Midwest Communications AC 101.9 KELO-FM. Northpine.com reports that the changes took place at 6am this morning.
Badlands Pawn will debut the “Gold, Guns And Rock & Roll Network” on 94.5 KBAD-FM Sioux Falls, SD on Thursday, November 26 at 9:00am. The station will be located inside the Badlands Pawn Shop that will also open that day as a tourist attraction near the intersections of Interstates 29 and 90 in Sioux Falls. The complex will include the pawn shop, indoor shooting range, concert space, ticket broker, foundry, tattoo shop and KBAD-FM. Crash, formerly of Townsquare Media’s “B102.7” KYBB Sioux Falls will serve as PD/Morning co-host with Taylor. The rest of the station’s lineup will include Ron Keel in middays, The Rev in afternoons, Cade in nights, and “The Sheriff Vic” and “Deputy Denise” overnights. KBAD-FM is going out of its w...[Read More]
Station Moves After its previous Construction Permit to relocate to Lookout Mountain expired, Colorado Public Radio Classical 88.1 KVOD Lakewood/Denver, CO applies to remain at its current location on Mount Morrison, but to the new master antenna being built. KVOD will increase from a Class C3 to C2 with a directional 6.05kW at 325.7 meters (Coverage Map). Educational Media Foundation Christian AC 94.9 WKVF Bartlett/Memphis, TN applies to move to an adjacent tower where it will operate with 2.9kW at 217 meters (Coverage Map). Badlands Airtime’s pending acquisition of 94.5 KCFS Sioux Falls, SD applies to increase from a Class A to C3 with 25kW at 87.9 meters (Coverage Map). When Badlands Airtime closes on the purchase of KCFS from the University of Sioux Falls it will also convert the...[Read More]
Station Sales Colorado Public Radio is swapping Indie Rock “Open Air” 1340 KVOQ Denver to Cedar Cove Broadcasting for Spanish Christian “Radio Nueva Vida” 88.3 KRKY-FM Fort Collins and the cancellation of a $100,000 promissory note due to Cedar Cover affiliate Mountain Community Translators by Colorado Public Radio. Horizon Broadcasting Group is transferring impending Portland move-in 96.3 KWLZ-FM West Linn, OR to 3 Horizons LLC, a partnership between Horizon and 3 Cities Broadcasting. 3 Cities owns AC “Mixx 96.1” KXXO Olympia/Tacoma, WA, which is required to build a new facility before KWLZ-FM moves into the Portland market. Both stations Construction Permits expire August 31. The University of Sioux Falls is selling 94.5 KCFS Sioux Falls, SD to Badland...[Read More]
Cup O’Dirt LLC is selling 80s Hits “Sunny Radio” 1520 KZOY/92.1 K221FO Sioux Falls, SD to Charles Brennan’s Badlands Airtime, LLC for $1.5 million. Not included in the sale are the current “Sunny Radio” format, intellectual property and KZOY call letters, which will remain with Cup O’Dirt and continue on their 1250 KZOI Dakota City, NE. Speaking on KZOI, Cup O’Dirt is also acquiring 97.5 K248ZY Sioux City, IA to rebroadcast the station. First Ventures Capital Partners will receive $50,000 for the translator and file an application within the next 30 days to relocate the translator to KZOI’s tower site. Paul Coates and former Presidential Candidate/Syndicated Talk Host Mike Huckabee’s Bluff City Media is building a cluster in Pine ...[Read More]
Midwest Communications will swap the locations of two of its Sioux Falls, SD stations on Monday, October 28. Country 101.9 KTWB will relocate to 92.5 as “Big Country 92.5” while AC “Lite 92.5” KELO-FM will become “101.9 KELO-FM“. No other programming changes will affect the stations as they relocate. KELO-FM announces it will continue with its annual shift to Christmas Music on Thanksgiving Day. The move gives the stronger 100kW Class C signal to the Country format, while downgrading the AC to the 34kW Class C2 signal on 101.9. This is the second major programming shift made by Midwest since it acquired the Sioux Falls cluster from Backyard Broadcasting in July 2012. On March 1 the company moved Classic Hits “Kool 107.9” to 95.7 and began sim...[Read More]
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 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.