KSNR (100.3 FM, "100.3 Cat Country") is a radio station broadcasting a country format. Licensed to Fisher, Minnesota, it serves the Grand Forks, North Dakota and Thief River Falls, Minnesota areas. It first began broadcasting in 1983. The station is currently owned by Clear Channel Communications.
The station also broadcasts play-by-play coverage of
North Dakota men's and women's basketball home games. 100.3 Cat Country competes with Leighton Broadcasting's KYCK.
History [ edit ]
The station began life at 99.3 FM as KOSN in
Thief River Falls, Minnesota in 1976. KOSN broadcast only 3,000 watts. The station changed call letters to KSNR in 1983 as it flipped to an oldies format, concentrating on 50s and 60s "Golden Oldies" format. After upgrading to 100,000 watts at 100.3 FM in 1987, the station attracted listeners in Grand Forks, North Dakota, since the signal could be heard on most radios and KSNR was the only oldies station in the area.
KSNR later became "Kool 100.3", and began playing 1970s era music, and moved its studios to Grand Forks after being sold. KSNR also played
Christmas music from Thanksgiving Day to Christmas Day annually until the format change in 2005. In 2000, Clear Channel Communications bought out KSNR and several other stations, and the format was changed to play 1960s and 1970s era music. It also became the flagship station for University of North Dakota basketball play-by-play broadcasts.
Kool 100.3 switched to
country music as "Cat Country" in October, 2005, competing with Leighton Broadcasting's heritage country station, 97 KYCK and classic country station KNOX-FM "Rooster 94.7". In 2006, co-owned classic hits (a mixture of oldies and classic rock formats) station KQHT "96.1 The Fox" began shifting towards to an oldies format.
In 2005, KSNR changed its
city of license from Thief River Falls to Fisher, which would allow it to move its transmitter tower closer to Grand Forks in the future.
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branded radio stations in the United States
KATC-FM ( Colorado Springs/ Pueblo, Colorado)
KKMV ( Twin Falls, Idaho)
KSLY-FM ( San Luis Obispo, California)
KSNR ( Grand Forks, North Dakota)
WCTK ( New Bedford, Massachusetts/ Providence, Rhode Island)
WCTO ( Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
WJEN ( Killington, Vermont)
WKKT ( Charlotte, North Carolina)
WKTT ( Salisbury, Maryland)
WLCY-FM ( Indiana, Pennsylvania)
WPUR ( Atlantic City, New Jersey)
WQMT ( Decatur, Tennessee)
WYCT ( Pensacola, Florida)
Coordinates: 47°58′37″N 96°36′43″W / 47.977°N 96.612°W