Media in Minot, North Dakota

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The following is a list of media in Minot, North Dakota, United States:

Minot has several media outlets but little local content. Aside from some local news programming, virtually no mass media content originates from Minot. The local media tends to rebroadcast Bismarck television stations and republish network and wire reports rather than maintain a strong local focus.

Radio[edit]

Minot has 15 radio stations (12 FM, 3 AM). Bottineau-based Programmers Broadcasting owns KTZU and KWGO, along with KBTO of Bottineau. North Dakota Public Radio operates a full power FM station, a community broadcaster based in nearby Burlington, ND operates a low-power FM station, and the remainder are nonprofit Christian stations, of which only KHRT is based locally.

Clear Channel Communications owns the rest. In May 2007 it was announced that Clear Channel sold the Minot group to Dean Goodman's GoodRadio, LLC. It was confirmed on May 16, 2007 by filings made public with the FCC. Then in the next couple of months, GoodRadio's plans fell through when its financing group, American Securities Capital Partners, objected to the deal's $452 million cost.

AM band[edit]

FM band[edit]

Other stations[edit]

Additionally, the following stations are not based in Minot but generally have a clear signal into town:

Television[edit]

Over the air[edit]

Minot has six television stations, most of which have ATSC (digital) transmitters:

Cable television[edit]

Midcontinent Communications provides cable service to the city of Minot and Minot Air Force Base. Souris River Telecommunications provides cable service to other nearby communities.

Local cable television stations[edit]

These are locally produced cable television stations carried on the Midcontinent Communications cable system in Minot, which also extends from Fessenden to Bottineau.

Cable
Channel
Call sign/Name Programming City based in
10 Commander's Channel Government
Operated by Midcontinent Communications
Minot AFB (Minot AFB Only)
11 Classified Ad Channel12 Local classified advertisements
Operated by Midcontinent Communications. Minot is the only market as April 2010 have this channel on Midcontinent cable system.
Minot
13 Classified Ad Channel (Burlington and Glenburn)3 Local classified advertisements
Operated by Midcontinent Communications. Minot is the only market as April 2010 have this channel on the Midcontinent cable system.
Minot
14 KWMK The CW network affiliate Bismarck
19 Local announcements/KHND and some Public-access television cable TV programming.
Was on channel 12 until August 1, 2005.
Harvey
19 Local Announcements Minot
19 KMSU KMSU is a cable television station in Minot, North Dakota operated by the Minot State University broadcasting department. KMSU airs semi-regular locally-produced broadcasts, as well as repeats of the University of North Dakota's Studio One. KMSU also holds an annual fundraising auction. KMSU is available on channel 19 on the Midcontinent Communications cable system in, Minot, and Minot Air Force Base. Minot
23 Fighting Sioux Sports Network Airs UND hockey games and sometimes other athletic events Grand Forks

Notes[edit]


1: Minot and Minot AFB area will received on the following limit basic cable channels on family tier. 2 ABC Family, 3 KXMC (CBS), 4 KNDM (FOX) 5 C-SPAN, 6 KSRE (PBS), 7 KMOT (NBC) 8 WGN America, 9 KMCY (ABC), 10 Commanders Channel Minot AFB only, 11 Classified Ad Channel, 12 TBS, 13 Univision, 14 KWMK (CW), 15 Weather Channel, 16 Discovery Channel, 17 Speed Channel, 18 TV Guide Network, 19 Public Access, 20 QVC, 21 CNN, and 23 Midcontinent Channel 23.
2: Harvey, Anamoose, Drake, Rugby, Bottineau, and Fessenden area will received on the following limit basic cable channels on family tier. 2 ABC Family, 3 Univision, 4 KNDM (FOX) 5 C-SPAN, 6 KSRE (PBS), 8 WGN America, 9 KMCY (ABC), 10 KMOT (NBC), 11 Classified Ad Channel, 12 TBS, 13 KXMC (CBS), 14 KWMK (CW), 15 Weather Channel, 16 TLC, 17 Speed Channel, 18 TV Guide Network, 19 Public Access, 20 QVC, and 21 CNN. Univision is not available in certain areas.
3: Burlington and Glenburn area will received on the following limit basic cable channels on family tier. 2 ABC Family, 3 KXMC (CBS), 4 KNDM (FOX) 5 C-SPAN, 6 KSRE (PBS), 8 WGN America, 9 KMOT (NBC), 10 Univision, 11 KMCY (ABC), 12 TBS, 13 Classified Ad Channel, 14 KWMK (CW), 15 Weather Channel, 16 Discovery Channel, 17 TLC, 18 TV Guide Network, 19 Public Access, 20 QVC, and 21 CNN.

Print[edit]

The principal local newspaper is the Minot Daily News, which publishes seven days a week. The Minot State University student newspaper The Red & Green is published once a week (Thursdays) during the regular school year, but not during the summer months. Morgan Printing produces the Lunch Letter three days a week on a double-sided leaflet. There are also two weekly classified-ad publications, the Trading Post, printed by the Daily News, and The Finder, printed by the Bismarck Tribune. The Bismarck Tribune is available at several outlets in the city, as is The Forum, to a lesser extent.

Local news[edit]

KXMC-TV, KMOT-TV, and the Minot Daily News report on local news daily. KCJB-AM, KHRT-AM, and Prairie Public have some local news content, but no active journalists.

See also[edit]