K244FE
Relays KQQL-HD3, Anoka
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City"Calhoun Beach" (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Broadcast areaMinneapolis-St. Paul
Frequency96.7 MHz
BrandingKFAN Plus
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsFox Sports Radio
Minnesota Golden Gophers women's basketball
Ownership
OwnerEducational Media Foundation
OperatoriHeartMedia
History
First air date
June 12, 2015
Former call signs
W244CS (2014-2015)
Call sign meaning
(serially assigned)
Technical information
Facility ID147274
ClassD
ERP170 watts
HAAT229 m (751 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitekfanplus.iheart.com

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.

History

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.[1] On June 12, 2015, KQQL-HD3 and W244CS flipped to 96.7 Pride Radio, a Dance/CHR format targeting the Twin Cities' LGBT community.[2]

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.[3] KFAN Plus will also serve as the flagship station of Minnesota Golden Gophers women's basketball.[4]

On August 7, 2019, iHeartMedia announced its intent to sell the station to the Educational Media Foundation as part of a complex swap deal.[5] The transaction was consummated on March 31, 2020.

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". www.insideradio.com. Archived from the original on 30 January 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ iHeartMedia Launches 96.7 Pride Radio Minneapolis
  3. ^ "KFAN Plus Debuts In Minneapolis". RadioInsight. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  4. ^ "Minnesota Scene: 96.7 FM will carry Gophers women's basketball". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  5. ^ Venta, Lance (7 August 2019). "iHeartMedia & EMF Swap Thirteen Translators". Radio Insight. Retrieved 8 August 2019.

Coordinates: 44°58′33.9″N 93°16′20.8″W / 44.976083°N 93.272444°W / 44.976083; -93.272444