Forum Communications

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Forum Communications Company
Industry Television, Radio, Advertising, Broadcasting, Newspaper, Internet services
Founded 1878
Headquarters Fargo, North Dakota, USA
Key people
Bill Marcil, Sr., Chairman
Bill Marcil, Jr., President, CEO and Publisher
Revenue Unknown
Number of employees

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 i 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.


Television stations[edit]

State City Call sign Channel Network
North Dakota Fargo WDAY-TV 6 21 ABC CW Weather
Grand Forks WDAZ-TV 8 8 ABC CW Weather
Bismarck KBMY1 17 17 ABC
Minot KMCY1 14 14 ABC

1 - Operated in partnership with KXMB/KXMC through a joint agreement

Radio stations[edit]

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


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