KVOX (AM)

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For the station at 1280 AM in Fargo-Moorhead until 2007, see KVXR.
KVOX
KVOX logo
City of license Fargo, North Dakota
Broadcast area Fargo-Moorhead
Branding 740 The Fan
Slogan "Biggest Sports Ticket"
Frequency 740 kHz
First air date November 13, 2006
Format Commercial; Sports
Power 50,000 watts (day)
7,500 watts (critical hours)
940 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 135847
Affiliations KFAN
Fox Sports Radio
Owner Midwest Communications
(Midwest Communications, Inc.)
Sister stations KBVB, KFGO, KMJO, KRWK, WDAY-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 740thefan.com

KVOX (740 AM, "740 The Fan") is a radio station broadcasting a sports radio format. The station serves the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. It first began broadcasting in 2006 as KKAG with test tones and classic country music. The station is currently owned by Midwest Communications Inc. All the offices and studios are located at 1020 S. 25th Street in Fargo.

History[edit]

First known as KKAG, 740 AM signed on testing its signal on November 13, 2006 with open carriers and test tones. The station became fully licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on May 28, 2007 originally owned by Jeffrey Dress of Kennewick, Washington, and had been on the air since with a classic country format.

Although the radio industry already had speculated so, KKAG was originally planned to be operated by the late Robert Ingstad, but the project was put on the back burner when Robert Ingstad's brother, James Ingstad, purchased the Clear Channel radio station group of Fargo in January 2007.

On Monday, June 11, 2007, it was announced that Radio Fargo-Moorhead, owned by James Ingstad, planned to buy KKAG from Jeffrey Dress, and that it would broadcast the The Fan Radio Network. KVOX on 1280 AM (now KVXR), former home of The Fan, is now a Catholic radio station owned by Real Presence radio. The official sale to Ingstad was approved on August 3, 2007. KKAG began simulcasting KVOX on August 14, 2007. On September 14, 2007, KKAG changed its call letters to KVOX, and the former KVOX (1280 AM) switched to KVXR.

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Coordinates: 46°58′29″N 96°30′12″W / 46.97472°N 96.50333°W / 46.97472; -96.50333