A sale was finalized in July 2009, for transfer of ownership from Terry Loomis's Sheyenne Valley Broadcasting to Great Plains Integrated of Fargo, North Dakota. Great Plains Integrated was owned by Scott Hennen until he was forced out of the company in 2010.
On March 18, 2009 KQLX-FM changed their format to talk radio, branded as "106.1 FM Talk". The 106.1 FM Talk lineup included Don Imus, Dennis Miller, Jake Weber, Glenn Beck, Jason Lewis, and Tony Bruno. In April, 106.1 FM Talk announced The Ed Schultz Show will be joining the station lineup. The MSNBC "Ed" Show aired weeknights at 5pm on FM Talk now and the Ed Schultz Show started the show in July. KFGO in Fargo refused to air the Ed Schultz national show live and instead aired the show late at night tape delayed. Ed Schultz fell through shortly in September 2009, and KQLX reverted to the a country format as "106.1 Liberty FM".