Relays KQQL-HD3, Anoka
Broadcast areaMinneapolis-St. Paul
Frequency96.7 MHz
BrandingKFAN Plus
AffiliationsFox Sports Radio
Minnesota Golden Gophers women's basketball
St. Paul Saints
OwnerEducational Media Foundation
First air date
June 12, 2015
Former call signs
W244CS (2014–2015)
Call sign meaning
(serially assigned)
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID147274
ERP170 watts
HAAT229 m (751 ft)
Public license information
WebcastListen Live

K244FE (96.7 FM, "KFAN Plus") is a translator broadcasting the sports talk format of the HD3 subcarrier of iHeartMedia's KQQL. Licensed to Minneapolis' "Calhoun Beach" neighborhood, it serves the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area inside the I-494/I-694 beltway. The station is owned by Educational Media Foundation. All the offices and studios are located in St. Louis Park and the transmitter is atop the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis.


As of October 2, 2014, KQQL's Kool 1-0-80s format was being broadcast on KQQL's HD3 channel and on translator W244CS (96.7 FM) in the Southeast metro.[2] On June 12, 2015, KQQL-HD3 and W244CS flipped to 96.7 Pride Radio, a Dance/CHR format targeting the Twin Cities' LGBT community.[3]

On August 27, 2018, the station flipped to sports talk as KFAN Plus, an extension of sister station KFXN-FM that airs the national Fox Sports Radio lineup, also carried on KQQL-HD3.[4] KFAN Plus will also serve as the flagship station of Minnesota Golden Gophers women's basketball. The station can also air the start of another play-by-play broadcast if KFAN 100.3's broadcast is running long. [5]

On August 7, 2019, iHeartMedia announced its intent to sell the station to the Educational Media Foundation as part of a complex swap deal.[6] The transaction was consummated on March 31, 2020.


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for K244FE". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "Inside Radio, the Most Trusted News in Radio". www.insideradio.com. Archived from the original on 30 January 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  3. ^ iHeartMedia Launches 96.7 Pride Radio Minneapolis
  4. ^ "KFAN Plus Debuts In Minneapolis". RadioInsight. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  5. ^ "Minnesota Scene: 96.7 FM will carry Gophers women's basketball". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  6. ^ Venta, Lance (7 August 2019). "iHeartMedia & EMF Swap Thirteen Translators". Radio Insight. Retrieved 8 August 2019.

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