KFJM

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KFJM
Current Prairie Public logo
City of license Grand Forks, North Dakota
Broadcast area Grand Forks, North Dakota
Branding Prairie Public Radio
Slogan Roots, Rock, and Jazz: Your Radio Station Has Grown Up
Frequency 90.7 MHz
First air date 1925 (on AM)
1995 (FM)
Format College/Public; Adult album alternative
ERP 4,000 watts
HAAT 34 meters
Class A
Facility ID 69406
Former callsigns KFJY (1995-1997)
KUND (1997)
Affiliations Prairie Public Radio, NPR
Owner University of North Dakota
(operated by Prairie Public Radio)
Sister stations KUND-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website KFJM website

KFJM (90.7 FM) is a public radio station in Grand Forks, North Dakota airing an adult album alternative format with news in the mornings, jazz in the late evenings and blues and folk on the weekends.

The station is owned by the University of North Dakota, but is operated and programmed by Prairie Public, and carries programs from NPR and Public Radio International. KFJM is currently the second longest lasting radio station in North Dakota, signing on a year after WDAY in Fargo.

History[edit]

KFJM signed on as KUND in 1923 on the AM dial as a college radio station for University of North Dakota, making it one of the first college radio stations and the second radio station to sign on in North Dakota after WDAY. Its frequency has changed throughout the years from 1310, 1440, and most recently 1370. In 1995, KFJY-FM signed on at 90.7 FM simulcasting on KFJM AM with a AAA format and jazz overnight. During April 1997, both stations went off the air as the floodwaters went through the transmitter. KFJY 90.7 was switched to KUND 90.7. KUND-FM then switched call signs with KFJM 89.3 FM after the flood.

On July 31, 2002, KUND/KFJM went off the air. KUND/KFJM signed back on on August 6, 2002 with its adult album alternative format featuring the long running "Into the Music with Mike Olson" along with NPR's The World Cafe with David Dye, American Routes, and Morning Edition from NPR. and North Dakota Public Radio (now known as Prairie Public).

KUND AM 1370 was sold to Real Presence Radio, a Roman Catholic organization, in 2004 to allow funding for a transmitter move which was completed on August 22, 2006. The call sign changed to KWTL, and it began airing Catholic programming from EWTN. On August 9, 2006, KFJM moved its transmitter from the University of North Dakota campus to a tower located in the Grand Forks industrial park.

In 2006, KDSU 91.9 FM of Fargo began simulcasting some of KFJM's programming, including "Into the Music with Mike Olson" and The World Cafe with David Dye during the midday. KPPR 89.5 FM of Williston was added to the network in 2011 as PPR moved the news and classical programming to new station KPPW 88.7.

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Coordinates: 47°54′18″N 97°06′54″W / 47.905°N 97.115°W / 47.905; -97.115