KPFX

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KPFX
107.9 The Fox logo
City Kindred, North Dakota
Broadcast area Fargo-Moorhead
Branding 107.9 The Fox
Slogan Classic Rock That Really Rocks
Frequency 107.9 MHz
First air date 1989
Format Commercial; Classic rock
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 177 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 47310
Callsign meaning K P FoX
Former callsigns KSMM (1989-1993)
Owner Radio FM Media
(Radio Fargo-Moorhead, Inc.)
Sister stations K233CY, KBVB, KLTA-FM, KQWB, KQWB-FM, KBMW, W245CM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1079thefox.com

KPFX (107.9 FM, "107.9 The Fox") is a classic rock radio station licensed to serve Kindred, North Dakota, owned by Jim Ingstad's Radio FM Media, and is the flagship radio station for North Dakota State University Football and Men's Basketball[1]

On air[edit]

  • The Fox Morning Show (Dave Jacobs, Robbie Daniels and Moose Johnson - 5:45a-8:50a Weekdays)
  • Shut The Fox Up (8:50a-9:50a Weekdays)
  • Robbie Daniels (10a-2p Mon-Sat)
  • Travis Hopkins (2p-7p Mon-Fri, 2p-6p Sat)
  • Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx (7p-Midnight Weekdays)
  • Dave Jacobs (6a-10a Saturdays)
  • House of Hair (Saturdays 6p-9p)
  • Monsters of Rock (Saturdays 9p-Midnight)
  • Travis (9a-2p Sundays)
  • Jake Matthews (2p-7p Sundays)
  • Nights with Alice Cooper (Sundays 7p-Midnight)

Ownership[edit]

In May 1999, Triad Broadcasting reached a deal to acquire this station (along with KQWB 1660 (Oldies), KQWB-FM 98.7 (Active rock), KVOX 99.9 (Country), and KLTA 105.1 (Hot AC)) from brothers Jim and Tom Ingstad as part of a twelve-station deal valued at a reported $37.8 million.[2]

On November 30, 2012, Triad Broadcasting signed a Definitive Agreement to sell all 32 of their stations to Larry Wilson's L&L Broadcasting for $21 Million.[3] Upon completion of the sale on May 1, 2013, L&L in turn sold the Fargo stations to Jim Ingstad, who had just sold his competing cluster to Midwest Communications. An LMA (Local Marketing Agreement) was placed so Ingstad could take immediate control of the stations, and the sale became final July 2, 2013. The sale was worth $9.5 million.[4]

On August 4, 2014, KPFX moved its transmitter from its longtime home near Wolverton, MN to just south of Sabin, MN, giving the station an optimal signal in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area, and great coverage of the Detroit Lakes, MN area.

Former DJs[edit]

  • Jim Daniels (now at The Forum)
  • J. Pierce
  • Derek Hanson
  • Mike Ray
  • Big Dog
  • Lee Baxter
  • Tim Richards
  • Kydd Ballou
  • Jamie Kayne
  • Rick Rhoads
  • Dave Justice
  • Kevin Flynn
  • Knoxville Cooper
  • Scotty Matthews (Now at KROC-FM

61 for 61 Radiothon[edit]

Since 1997, The Fox has partnered with Merticare's Roger Maris Cancer Center to hold a three-day radiothon event, usually towards the end of September. The on-air portion includes stories from survivors and the family members who lost the battle to Cancer. A memorial wall (originally a billboard in its early years) is put up where family members can put the names of loved ones who have had cancer. The event is held in honor of Roger Maris, a North Dakota native, Baseball legend and Cancer victim himself. The event also includes live performances from local bands, games for the kids and the 61 for 61 home run walk. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio FM Media Becomes NDSU Radio Partner". 2016-03-29. 
  2. ^ Holmes, Alisa (1999-05-24). "Changing Hands". Broadcasting & Cable. 
  3. ^ "Triad Sells To Larry Wilson's L&L". All Access. 2012-12-03. 
  4. ^ "Shuffle puts former KFGO owner in charge of longtime competitors". Fargo Forum. 2013-05-02. 

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Coordinates: 46°32′46″N 96°37′41″W / 46.546°N 96.628°W / 46.546; -96.628