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City Mayville, North Dakota
Broadcast area Grand Forks, Fargo
Branding Sports Radio 1520
Slogan Your Sports Leader in the Red River Valley
Frequency 1520 AM (kHz)
First air date 1967
Format Commercial; Sports
Power 1,300 watts (daytime only)
Class D
Facility ID 54336
Transmitter coordinates 47°29′57″N 97°21′03″W / 47.49917°N 97.35083°W / 47.49917; -97.35083
Former callsigns KMAV (until 2008)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner KMSR, Inc.
Sister stations KMAV-FM
Website KMSR Online

KMSR (1520 AM) is a radio station in Mayville, North Dakota, serving the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. KMSR, also known as Sports Radio 1520, is on the air in the daytime only, so it signs off at sunset, and signs on again at sunrise.


KMSR airs NBC Sports Radio, occasionally preempted by local sports coverage. KMSR covers the Red River Valley area, including Mayville, Grand Forks, and Fargo. Simulcast for many years, KMAV-FM and KMSR (formerly KMAV) have been broadcasting separate programming since November 2003.

Family matters[edit]

KMSR is family owned. Five-time North Dakota Sportscaster of the Year, Dan Keating, calls basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, and wrestling. His wife, Mary, is the company's president. Their sons, Craig and Mike, are also active in the company.


In addition to local sports and syndicated sports talk, KMSR carries NFL, college football, and college basketball games from Westwood One and Sports USA Radio networks.

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