Forum Communications

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Forum Communications Company
Private
IndustryTelevision, Radio, Advertising, Broadcasting, Newspaper, Internet services
Founded1878
HeadquartersFargo, North Dakota, United States
Key people
Bill Marcil, Sr., Chairman
Bill Marcil, Jr., President, CEO and Publisher
RevenueUnknown
Unknown
Number of employees
2500+
Websitewww.forumcomm.com

Forum Communications Company is a media firm based in Fargo, North Dakota. The company prints a number of newspapers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Its flagship and namesake is The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. The company also owns Fargo radio station WDAY-AM 970 and four television stations in North Dakota, all affiliated with ABC. It is owned by the Marcil-Black family of Fargo. N. B. Black bought the Forum in 1917; current chairman William "Bill" Marcil, Sr. is the husband of N. B. Black's great-granddaughter.

On June 7, 2006, Forum Communications purchased the Grand Forks Herald and the Duluth News Tribune. In May 2009, Forum Communications ceased publication of the Lake Elmo Leader and the Stillwater Courier.

Newspapers[edit]

Television stations[edit]

State City Call sign Channel Network
PSIP RF DT-1 DT-2 DT-3 DT-4
North Dakota Fargo WDAY-TV 6 21 ABC Justice Weather Ion Television
Grand Forks WDAZ-TV 8 8 ABC Justice Weather Ion Television
Bismarck KBMY 17 17 ABC Justice MyN -
Minot KMCY 14 14 ABC Justice MyN -

Radio stations[edit]

Call sign Frequency City Format Branding
WDAY 970 AM Fargo News/Talk 970 WDAY

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