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|City||Grand Forks, North Dakota|
|Branding||News Radio 1310 & 107.9 KNOX|
|Affiliations||ABC News Radio|
|KGFK, KYCK, KZGF, KZLT-FM|
First air date
|Translator(s)||107.9 K300BG (Grand Forks)|
103.3 K277DN (Grand Forks)
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.
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 Forks–East Grand Forks area. K277DN 103.3 FM also has stronger coverage than K300BG 107.9 FM in some parts of Grand Forks–East 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.
KNOX broadcasts on the following FM translators:
|City of license||ERP
|K300BG||107.9||Grand Forks, North Dakota||250||D||FCC FM Query|
|K277DN||103.3||Grand Forks, North Dakota||250||D||FCC FM Query|
- "NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced". National Association of Broadcasters.
- Official website
- KNOX in the FCC AM station database
- KNOX on Radio-Locator
- KNOX in Nielsen Audio's AM station database
- K300BG in the FCC FM station database
- K300BG on Radio-Locator
- K277DN in the FCC FM station database
- K277DN on Radio-Locator
- Leighton Broadcasting
- FCC History Cards for KNOX