CityNashwauk, Minnesota
Broadcast areaIron Range
Frequency102.9 MHz
BrandingLife 97.3
Slogan"Positive Encouragement"
FormatContemporary Christian music (KDNW simulcast)
AffiliationsNorthwestern Media
OwnerUniversity of Northwestern - St. Paul
First air date
1997 (as KMFG)
Former call signs
KMFG (1997-2016)
Call sign meaning
K ReFuGe Radio (previous branding)
Technical information
Facility ID68633
ERP25,000 watts
HAAT77 meters (253 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
47°24′30″N 92°57′5″W / 47.40833°N 92.95139°W / 47.40833; -92.95139Coordinates: 47°24′30″N 92°57′5″W / 47.40833°N 92.95139°W / 47.40833; -92.95139
Translator(s)98.7 MHz K254DS (Grand Rapids)

KRFG (102.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to Nashwauk, Minnesota. The station serves the Iron Range area. The station is currently owned by the University of Northwestern - St. Paul.[1]


The station originally went on air with call letters KMFG and was originally branded as "The Classic Rock Station." Previously, KRFG was owned by Midwest Communications. In 2016, the station was sold to Refuge Media Group, the call letters changed to KRFG, and the station was rebranded as "Refuge Radio", with a Christian AC format.

On July 2, 2019, Refuge Media Group filed to donate the entire network of 3 main stations and 13 Refuge owned translators to the University of Northwestern – St. Paul, which operates a Christian Talk/Teaching/Instruction "Faith" network (2 FM stations, 6 AM stations, & 7 translators in 8 markets), and a Contemporary Christian "Life" network (10 FM stations & 19 translators in 9 markets). Refuge operated translators owned by a third party such as "Minn-Iowa Christian Broadcasting" were not included in the transaction.[2]


  1. ^ "KRFG Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Venta, Lance (2019-07-05). "Station Sales Week Of 7/5". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2019-07-05.