KNUJ-FM

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KNUJ-FM
KNUJ-FM Logo
City of license Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
Broadcast area New Ulm, Minnesota
Branding SAM 107.3
Slogan Simply About Music
Frequency 107.3 MHz
First air date June 1995
Format Adult Hits
ERP 4,000 watts
HAAT 124 meters
Class A
Facility ID 77674
Callsign meaning K New Ulm Journal
Owner James Ingstad
Webcast Listen Live
Website knuj.net

KNUJ-FM (107.3 FM) is a radio station in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. The station airs an adult hits format, as "SAM 107.3," and is owned by James Ingstad. KNUJ also has an AM sister station, KNUJ.

History[edit]

The KNUJ-FM call letters were originally on 93.1 FM.

KNUJ-FM signed on in June 1995, as "BRaT 107.3." The 4000 watt station licensed to nearby Sleepy Eye played adult contemporary music. Both stations simulcast from 6-8:30AM, Monday through Friday, and shorter hours on Saturday. A month later, KNSG in Springfield, Minnesota signed on the air.

On August 14, 1998, Cumulus Broadcasting purchased many stations from Ingstad. Two years later, Cumulus turned around and sold some of the stations, including KNUJ and KNUJ-FM to Clear Channel. The sale became effective on October 2, 2000.

Ingstad obtained the three stations again from Clear Channel in February 2003, as part of a trade for a station in Bismarck, North Dakota. KNSG was spun off to Linder Radio.

KNUJ-FM changed its format to adult hits in June 2005, picking up a satellite-fed syndicated format from Westwood One, and becoming "SAM 107.3."

Programming[edit]

Both KNUJ and KNUJ-FM simulcast a common morning show weekdays. KNUJ-FM also broadcasts a live local news show from Sleepy Eye following the show.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°19′37″N 94°43′41″W / 44.327°N 94.728°W / 44.327; -94.728