KFGO

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For the radio station that held the call sign KFGO-FM at 101.9 FM in Fargo, North Dakota from 1986 to 2002, see KRWK.
KFGO
KFGO logo
City Fargo, North Dakota
Broadcast area Fargo-Moorhead
Branding The Mighty 790 KFGO
Slogan Live, Local, First
Frequency 790 kHz
First air date September 1948
Format Commercial; News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 34421
Transmitter coordinates 46°43′5″N 96°48′5″W / 46.71806°N 96.80139°W / 46.71806; -96.80139Coordinates: 46°43′5″N 96°48′5″W / 46.71806°N 96.80139°W / 46.71806; -96.80139
Callsign meaning K FarGO
Former callsigns KXGO (1958–1966)
Affiliations CBS Radio
Owner Duey E. Wright
(Midwest Communications, Inc.)
Sister stations KBVB, KMJO, KRWK, KNFL, KOYY
Webcast Listen Live
Website kfgo.com

KFGO (790 AM, "The Mighty 790") is a radio station broadcasting a news and talk radio format serving the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. The station is currently owned by Midwest Communications Inc. All the offices and studios are located at 1020 S. 25th Street in Fargo. It is an affiliate of the CBS Radio Network.

Due to its transmitter power and North Dakota's flat land (with near-perfect ground conductivity), KFGO's provides at least secondary coverage to most of eastern half of North Dakota, northwest Minnesota, northeast South Dakota, and southern Manitoba (a Canadian province). Its coverage area includes Grand Forks, North Dakota, Bemidji, Minnesota, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Programming[edit]

Former State Senator Joel Heitkamp hosts News and Views and Jack Sunday and Amy Iler host 'It Takes Two.

The KFGO news department includes four full-time reporter/anchors and two part-time reporters. KFGO also has a weather department staffed by a full-time forecaster and staff meteorologist.

Sports coverage[edit]

Awards[edit]

KFGO has won two Peabody Awards, one for their coverage of a blizzard in 1984 and one in 1997 for their coverage of the 1997 Red River Flood.[1]

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