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CityGrand Forks, North Dakota
Broadcast areaGrand Forks, North Dakota
SloganThe Valley's Rock Legend
Frequency107.5 FM (MHz)
First air date1985
FormatAlbum Oriented Rock
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT139 meters (456 ft)
Facility ID35012
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stationsKKXL, KKXL-FM, KQHT, KSNR
WebcastListen Live

KJKJ (107.5 FM, "KJ108") is an American commercial Album Oriented Rock radio station serving Grand Forks, North Dakota. It first began broadcasting in 1985. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and the station's broadcast license is held by Citicasters Licenses, L.P.


Weekday personalities on KJKJ include the "BigDogz" morning show, Scott Gilbert on mid-days, Jon Roberts on afternoons, Allison on nights.

The BigDogz[edit]

The station's coarse comedy satirical news and variety morning show pranksters, The BigDogz (sometimes spelled Dawgz), is one of the first of their type, commonly compared to the syndicated morning show Bob and Tom and Tom Barnard's show on KQRS-FM.[citation needed] The BigDogz is hosted by Bill Tanner and Pat Mars, and has been on the air since 1995. The BigDogz are known mainly for satire of local and national events; mixed with a variety of characters. The BigDogz talk weekly to comedian Bob Zany and host him annually for a series of comedy shows typically held at Muddy Rivers Ballroom.


KJKJ first signed on in 1985 as "Rock 108" with an album-oriented rock (AOR), a predecessor to today's classic rock format, similar to that of the well-known KQRS-FM in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the early 1990s, Rock 108 tweaked to classic rock, the descendant of the AOR format. In 1995, The BigDogz debuted as their satirical news morning show, sometimes being compared to the syndicated Bob and Tom, and has been the top-rated morning show for many years.[citation needed] Clear Channel Communications bought out several radio stations including KJ108 in 2000, and KJ108's format evolved into a Broad rock format offering a steady diet of rock from the 60s to the present. The music consists of a mix of today's heavy metal, alternative rock plus one of the largest libraries of classic and recurrent rock in the great plains. The station with the big dogs creates a mass appeal rock station and can be heard through most of eastern North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota.



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Coordinates: 47°57′50″N 97°01′48″W / 47.964°N 97.030°W / 47.964; -97.030