Ingstad Family Media

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Ingstad Family Media is a broadcasting company in Valley City, North Dakota. The home offices are at 232 3rd St. NE, Valley City. As its name suggests, it has been owned by members of the Ingstad family, originally dating back to the beginning in the 1930s.

Robert Ingstad started in the family business by owning several radio stations with his wife Janice, including the flagship radio station of the Ingstad family, KOVC, which was put on the air in 1936 by his father Robert Ingstad Sr.

Robert Jr. died on May 4, 2007, and his widow Janice continues to own and operate the stations.

James Ingstad[edit]

James Ingstad is also the founder of Radio Fargo-Moorhead, Inc. and Ingstad Radio Washington. They are also related to former American Top 40 host and KROQ-FM founder Shadoe Stevens (born Terry Ingstad).

Radio Fargo-Moorhead, the second company to use that name, formed in 2013 to purchase the Fargo-Moorhead stations of Triad Broadcasting, just days after selling the first Radio Fargo-Moorhead. The group consists of KBVB, KDLB, KLTA, KPFX, KQWB, KQWB-FM (and an LMA on KBMW-FM). The new Radio Fargo-Moorhead group identifies themselves as "Radio FM Media".

Ingstad Radio Washington owns radio stations in Yakima and Tri-Cities, operating as subsidiaries Radio Yakima and Radio Tri-Cities, respectively. Ingstad Radio Washington stations were previously owned by New Northwest Broadcasters.

Radio Yakima consists of KXDD, KRSE, KARY-FM, KHHK, KTCR and KBBO, and Radio Tri-Cities consists of KUJ-FM, KIOK, KEGX, KJOX, KKSR and KALE.

On September 18, 2012, it was announced that the first Radio Fargo-Moorhead would be sold to Midwest Communications -- that group consisted of KFGO, KMJO, KBVB, KRWK, KVOX, and WDAY-FM, which were previously owned by Clear Channel Communications.

Brooke Ingstad[edit]

Brooke Ingstad is the owner of Radio Wahpeton Breckenridge, LLC, which purchased KEGK from Dakota Broadcasting, KBMW from Radio Fargo-Moorhead, and KZDR (now KBMW-FM) from uncle Robert Ingstad's Mediactive, LLC on June 1, 2016. Brooke Ingstad is the daughter of James Ingstad.

Tor Ingstad[edit]

Two other family businesses include Ingstad Brothers Broadcasting, which owns KNUJ, KDUZ, KARP-FM, KCHK and KYMN and Iowa City Broadcasting Company, Inc., with stations in Morris, Montevideo, Willmar and Thief River Falls, all in Minnesota. Tor Ingstad holds 100% ownership of both entities. Ingstad Brothers Broadcasting was previously owned 50% by Thomas Ingstad.

Janice Ingstad[edit]

Ingstad Family Media owns stations in North Dakota and South Dakota. They currently own and operate stations under licensee names Two Rivers Broadcasting, Sioux Valley Broadcasting, James River Broadcasting and Dakota Radio Group. It is owned by Janice Ingstad and founded by her late husband Robert E. Ingstad, Jr.

Their current market areas include:

Valley City, ND
Frequency Call sign Name Format City of license Target City
1490 AM KOVC Dakota Country Radio Country Valley City, ND Valley City, ND
101.1 FM KQDJ-FM Q 101 Top 40 Valley City, ND Valley City, ND
Oakes, ND
Frequency Call sign Name Format City of license Target City
1220 AM KDDR Dakota Country Radio Country Oakes, ND Oakes, ND
95.9 FM K240CJ Dakota Country Radio Country Oakes, ND Oakes, ND
Jamestown, ND
Frequency Call sign Name Format City of license Target City
1400 AM KQDJ Dakota Country Radio Country Jamestown, ND Jamestown, ND
95.5 FM KYNU Big Dog Country Country Jamestown, ND Jamestown, ND
97.1 FM K246AM Dakota Country Radio Country Jamestown, ND Jamestown, ND
98.3 FM KXGT Ted FM Classic Hits Carrington, ND Jamestown, ND
102.7 FM K274BH Ted FM Classic Hits Valley City, ND Valley City, ND
103.1 FM KRVX The Raven Mainstream Rock Wimbledon, ND Jamestown, ND
Carrington, ND
Frequency Call sign Name Format City of license Target City
1600 AM KDAK Dakota Country Radio Country Carrington, ND Carrington, ND
Pierre, SD
Frequency Call sign Name Format City of license Target City
1060 AM KGFX South Dakota's Pioneer Radio Station Country Pierre, SD Pierre, SD
92.7 FM KGFX-FM River 92.7 Top 40 Pierre, SD Pierre, SD
94.5 FM KPLO-FM 94 Country Country Reliance, SD Pierre, SD
100.1 FM KJBI The Eagle Classic Hits Fort Pierre, SD Pierre, SD
100.5 FM K263AW 94 Country Country Pierre, SD Pierre, SD
107.1 FM K296FI South Dakota's Pioneer Radio Station Country Pierre, SD Pierre, SD
Mobridge, SD
Frequency Call sign Name Format City of license Target City
1300 AM KOLY Adult Standards Mobridge, SD Mobridge, SD
99.5 FM KOLY-FM Star 99 Hot AC Mobridge, SD Mobridge, SD
100.7 FM KMLO Country 101 Country Lowry, SD Mobridge, SD

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