KEGK

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KEGK
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City Wahpeton, North Dakota
Broadcast area Fargo-Moorhead
Branding 106.9 The Eagle
Slogan Fargo-Moorhead's Greatest Hits
Frequency 106.9 MHz
First air date 1988 (as KGWB)
Format Commercial; Classic hits
ERP 41,000 watts
HAAT 164 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 25533
Callsign meaning K EaGle K
Former callsigns KGWB (1988-2003)
Owner Brooke Ingstad
(Radio Wahpeton Breckenridge, LLC)
Sister stations KQLX, KQLX-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1069eagle.com

KEGK (106.9 FM, "The Eagle") is a classic hits radio station serving the Fargo-Moorhead area, licensed to Wahpeton, North Dakota, and primarily plays rock and pop music from the 1970s and 1980s. The station is owned by Brooke Ingstad, through licensee Radio Wahpeton Breckenridge, LLC.

History[edit]

KGWB 107.1 FM signed on as a 3,000 watt Class A radio station serving Wahpeton, North Dakota with a CHR/AC hybrid format. It continued in this format until the late 1990s, when the format was changed to oldies. In 2003, Triad Broadcasting signed a local marketing agreement with Guderian Broadcasting to operate KGWB. The station moved to studios in Fargo, and its frequency was moved to 106.9. The power was upgraded to 41,000 watts to bring a signal to Fargo-Moorhead, and the call sign was changed to KEGK with the "Eagle 106.9" moniker.

On March 18, 2008, the FCC ordered Triad to terminate its JSA to operate KEGK within 90 days. The order was a result of a 2004 rule change that counts JSA's towards ownership cap limits. The FCC had previously granted Triad a waiver to continue the JSA because Clear Channel was grandfathered at one extra station when the 2004 rule change occurred. However, that situation ended when Clear Channel sold its Fargo group and one station was divested, leading the FCC to decide that Triad's waiver was no longer needed.

On April 17, 2008, it was announced that Scott Hennen's of Fargo bought KEGK. It became the sister station of 50,000 watt AM 1100 WZFG.

In the September 8, 2010 edition of the Fargo Forum, it was announced that Scott Hennen was removed as President and CEO of Great Plains Integrated Marketing, by the Board of Directors, effective 9/8/2010. Other local outlets reported that "effective immediately, he will no longer be an employee, and therefore no longer running day to day operations".

Program schedule[edit]

  • Bo Janssen in the Morning 6am-10am
  • Evan Carlson 10am-2pm
  • Eric Gimore 2pm-6pm
  • Tom Kent 6pm-Midnight

Former DJs[edit]

  • Emily West
  • Shelly Knight
  • Tim Murphy
  • Mike Ray
  • Nicole McCartney
  • Jim Daniels
  • Diane Karol
  • Kris Kraft
  • Pete Serria
  • Sandi Beach
  • Wanda Majik
  • Tom Kent

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°32′46″N 96°37′41″W / 46.546°N 96.628°W / 46.546; -96.628