KNOX (AM)

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KNOX
KNOX1310.png
CityGrand Forks, North Dakota
Frequency1310 kHz
BrandingNews Radio 1310 & 107.9 KNOX
Programming
FormatNews/Talk
AffiliationsABC News Radio
Ownership
OwnerLeighton Broadcasting
KGFK, KYCK, KZGF, KZLT-FM
History
First air date
1949
Technical information
Facility ID54592
ClassB
Power5,000 watts
Translator(s)107.9 K300BG (Grand Forks)
103.3 K277DN (Grand Forks)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteknoxradio.com

KNOX (1310 AM, "News Radio 1310 & 107.9 KNOX") is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format serving Grand Forks, North Dakota. The station is owned by Leighton Broadcasting. KNOX also rebroadcasts on translators K300BG 107.9 FM and K277DN 103.3 FM in Grand Forks.

The station broadcasts ABC News updates. The station broadcasts local high school hockey, football, and basketball games on occasion, and Minnesota Timberwolves basketball, Minnesota Wild hockey, and Minnesota Twins baseball games.

History[edit]

KNOX's station vehicle, spotted in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.

KNOX signed on in 1949 with a full service format blending music, news, talk, and radio dramas. It later became a Top 40 station, and changed to a mainly News/Talk format in the 1980s. The lineup of local on-air hosts has undergone several changes since then and has included names like Jim Bollman, Scott Hennen, and Jarrod Thomas.

News Talk 1310 KNOX's local news team consists of Doug Barrett and Pat Sweeney.

On January 11, 2012, KNOX began broadcasting on FM translator K300BG 107.9 FM in Grand Forks. 107.9 had been broadcasting KGFK AM 1590, which moved to 95.7 FM as it has a stronger signal in Grand Forks. In May 2021, second FM translator K277DN 103.3 FM in Grand Forks signed on for better rural coverage from the KZLT/KZGF transmitter tower, including coverage of Crookston, while K300BG 107.9 FM continues to cover the immediate Grand ForksEast Grand Forks area. K277DN 103.3 FM also has stronger coverage than K300BG 107.9 FM in some parts of Grand ForksEast Grand Forks due to less adjacent channel interference from full-power KJKJ/107.5 "KJ108" and co-channel interference from Fargo's KPFX "107.9 The Fox".

The current local lineup which has been fairly consistent since March 2014 from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm includes "Denny and Gina in the Morning" from 6a – 9a, "The Jarrod Thomas Show" from 9a – Noon, "The Ryan Cunningham Show" from Noon – 3p, and "The Schmidt Show" from 3p – 6p.

Awards[edit]

The station was a finalist for the 2008 Crystal Radio Award for Excellence in Community Service awarded by the National Association of Broadcasters.[1]

Translators[edit]

KNOX broadcasts on the following FM translators:

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
K300BG 107.9 Grand Forks, North Dakota 250 D FCC FM Query
K277DN 103.3 Grand Forks, North Dakota 250 D FCC FM Query

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced". National Association of Broadcasters.

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 47°50′39″N 97°01′30″W / 47.84417°N 97.02500°W / 47.84417; -97.02500