|Branding||AM1300 The Legends|
|First air date||2012|
|Power||2,500 watts (day)
600 watts (night)
|Owner||Paskvan Media, Inc.|
|Website||AM1300 The Legends|
KPMI (1300 AM, "AM1300 The Legends") is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Bemidji, the county seat of Beltrami County, Minnesota. Two previous formats were all news and all sports. It currently broadcasts a classic country radio format. The station's broadcast license is held by Paskvan Media, Inc. Special programming on the station include "Home Country" hosted by Slim Randles and Pure American Country Radio hosted by Bill Cody (both syndicated by Syndication Networks) "Into The Blue," a Bluegrass Music program hosted by Terry Herd (syndicated by the Bluegrass Radio Network), "Rick Jackson's Country Classics" syndicated by United Stations Radio Networks, "Old Fashioned Revival Hour" and "Riders Radio Theater" rebroadcasts, Bill Gaither's Homecoming Radio, and 2 hours of Gospel music with a mix of Country Gospel, Bluegrass Gospel, Southern Gospel, Jesus Music and Contemporary Christian Music.
In January 2004, R.P. Broadcasting, Inc., applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a construction permit for a new broadcast radio station. The FCC granted this permit with amendments on April 27, 2007, with a scheduled expiration date of October 20, 2011.
In December 2009, permit holder R.P. Broadcasting, Inc., reached an agreement to transfer the permit to Paskvan Media, Inc., for a total price of $30,000. The FCC approved the move on March 30, 2010, and the transaction was formally consummated on April 20, 2010. The new station was assigned call sign "KPMI" on August 26, 2011. After construction and testing were completed, the station was granted its broadcast license on March 1, 2012.
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