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KFGO
KFGO 2021 logo.svg
Broadcast areaFargo-Moorhead
Frequency790 kHz
BrandingThe Mighty 790, 94.1, & 104.7 KFGO
Programming
FormatNews/talk
NetworkCBS News Radio
Affiliations
Ownership
Owner
KBVB, KFGO-FM, KRWK, KNFL, KOYY
History
First air date
September 1948 (1948-09)
Former call signs
KXGO (1958–1966)
Call sign meaning
K FarGO
Technical information
Facility ID34421
ClassB
Power5,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates
46°43′5″N 96°48′5″W / 46.71806°N 96.80139°W / 46.71806; -96.80139Coordinates: 46°43′5″N 96°48′5″W / 46.71806°N 96.80139°W / 46.71806; -96.80139
Translator(s)94.1 K231CV (Fargo)
Repeater(s)104.7 KFGO-FM (Hope)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitekfgo.com

KFGO (790 AM) is a broadcast radio station in the United States. Licensed to Fargo, North Dakota, KFGO broadcasts a news and talk radio format serving the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area, branded "The Mighty 790, 94.1, and 104.7". The station is currently owned by Midwest Communications Inc. All the offices and studios are located at 1020 S. 25th Street in Fargo, while its transmitter array is located north of Oxbow. It is an affiliate of the CBS Radio Network. KFGO is simulcast on KFGO-FM (104.7 FM)[1] and translator K231CV (94.1 FM).

Due to its transmitter power and North Dakota's flat land (with near-perfect ground conductivity), KFGO's provides at least secondary coverage to most of eastern half of North Dakota, northwest Minnesota, northeast South Dakota, and southern Manitoba (a Canadian province). Its coverage area includes Grand Forks, North Dakota, Bemidji, Minnesota, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Programming

KFGO broadcasts hourly news updates from CBS News Radio. On weekdays, KFGO has live, local talk shows daily from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., including News and Views hosted by former state senator Joel Heitkamp from 8 to 11 a.m.[2] During the overnight hours, KFGO broadcasts Premiere Networks' Coast to Coast AM and Westwood One's First Light.[2]

Weekends have a variety of local and national programs. On Saturday mornings from 4 to 11 a.m., KFGO plays classic country music on The Solid Gold Saturday Morning. KFGO also produces weekend lifestyle programming about topics such as outdoor living and technology and has a trivia quiz show on Saturdays.[2] CBS News programming is also broadcast on weekends, including the CBS News Weekend Roundup, Face the Nation, and Eye on Veterans.[2][3][4]

Sports coverage

Awards

KFGO has won two Peabody Awards, one for their coverage of a blizzard in 1984 and one in 1997 for their coverage of the 1997 Red River flood.[5]

References

  1. ^ "The Mighty 790 and 104.7 FM KFGO!".
  2. ^ a b c d "On Air". KFGO. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  3. ^ "ConnectingVets is on your radio, too". Audacy. 11 December 2020. Retrieved February 16, 2022.
  4. ^ @790KFGO (January 8, 2021). "Special edition of Outdoors Live with Doug Leier tonight at 6pm with our NFL tripleheader on Saturday. 7pm-The Takeout with Major Garrett from CBS News. 8PM-Eye on Veterans from CBS News" (Tweet). Retrieved February 16, 2022 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "1997 Peabody award". Archived from the original on 2009-11-18. Retrieved 2009-03-31.