Armada Media Corporation

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Armada Media Corporation is a Wisconsin-based media corporation founded in 2006 that owns radio stations in the Midwestern United States. Armada Media operates in small unrated markets. Armada Media is based in Fond du Lac and operates 28 radio stations and 2 translators in South Dakota, Wisconsin, Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota and Colorado.

Armada Media's Board of Directors includes former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson,[1] Terry Shockley, Chris Bernier, John Lynch, and Bob Bourke. Bernier also serves as the company's CEO. Investment banker Bob Bourke is the CFO. Jim Coursolle is the founder and former CEO of Armada, but resigned and left the company in March 2008.

Armada Media was sued by Wells Fargo Foothill Inc. in 2010 for defaulting on a $16.2 million loan.[2][3]

Radio stations[edit]

Armada Media is the sole shareholder of radio station clusters based in McCook, Nebraska; and Watertown, South Dakota.

Armada Media – McCook[edit]

Armada Media acquired High Plains Radio of McCook, Nebraska in 2007.[4]

Armada McCook Stations
Frequency Call sign Name Format City of license Target City
98.5 FM KHAQ 98.5 The Hawk Classic Rock Maxwell, NE North Platte, NE
104.3 FM KXNP KX 104 Country North Platte, NE North Platte, NE
1240 AM KODY News/Talk 1240 News/Talk North Platte, NE North Platte, NE
93.5 FM KZTL Sunny 93.5 Adult Contemporary Paxton, Nebraska North Platte, NE
100.7 FM KRNP Rock 100 Active Rock Sutherland, Nebraska North Platte, NE
102.9 FM KADL Hometown Radio Classic Hits Imperial, NE Imperial, NE
96.1 FM KICX Kicks 96 Adult Contemporary McCook, NE McCook, NE
103.9 FM KQHK 103.9 The Hawk Classic Rock McCook, NE McCook, NE
1300 AM KBRL The Big Talker News/Talk McCook, NE McCook, NE
101.1 FM KFNF Today's Best Country Country Oberlin, KS Oberlin, KS
92.3 FM KSTH Star 92.3 Adult Contemporary Holyoke, CO Holyoke, CO
96.5 FM KJBL Oldies 96.5 Oldies Julesburg, CO Julesburg, CO

Armada Media – Scottsbluff[edit]

Armada Media acquired Bluffs Broadcasting of Scottsbluff, Nebraska May 1, 2013.

Armada Scottsbluff Stations
Frequency Call sign Name Format City of license Target City
690 AM KOAQ La Gran D Regional Mexican Terrytown, Nebraska Scottsbluff, Nebraska
1320 AM KOLT 1320 the Talk Of Wyobraska News/Talk Scottsbluff, Nebraska Scottsbluff, Nebraska
93.3 FM KMOR Rock of the Bluffs Classic Rock Gering, Nebraska Scottsbluff, Nebraska
106.9 FM KHYY Wild Country Country Minatare, NE Scottsbluff, Nebraska
99.3 FM KETT Sunny 99.3 Adult Contemporary Mitchell, NE Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Armada Media – Watertown[edit]

Armada Media purchased four radio stations from Big Stone and Pheasant Country Broadcasting in 2007.[5]

Armada Watertown Stations
Frequency Call sign Name Format City of license Target City
98.3 FM K252FB Hometown Radio Classic Hits Milbank, SD Milbank, SD
99.5 FM KJKQ Jack FM Adult Hits Sisseton, SD Sisseton, SD
102.9 FM KBWS Pheasant Country 103 Country Sisseton, SD Sisseton, SD
106.3 FM KPHR Power 106.3 Classic Rock Ortonville, MN Watertown, SD
1350 AM KDIO Real Country Country Ortonville, MN Ortonville, MN
1510 AM KMSD Hometown Radio Classic Hits Milbank, SD Milbank, SD


  1. ^ "Thompson Buying Radio Stations". WSAW. May 24, 2006. 
  2. ^ Romell, Rick (February 12, 2010). "Armada Media sued by lender". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
  3. ^ "Lender Sues Armada Media". Radio Ink. February 15, 2010. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Armada Media". Streaming Radio Guide. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Area radio stations to be sold to Wisconsin group". The Ortonville Independent. March 27, 2007. 

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