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KFGO
KFGO logo
City Fargo, North Dakota
Broadcast area Fargo-Moorhead
BrandingThe Mighty 790 KFGO
SloganLive, Local, First
Frequency790 kHz
Translator(s)94.1 K231CV (Fargo)
First air dateSeptember 1948
Format Commercial; News/Talk
Power5,000 watts
ClassB
Facility ID34421
Transmitter coordinates 46°43′5″N 96°48′5″W / 46.71806°N 96.80139°W / 46.71806; -96.80139
KFGO Latitude and Longitude:

46°43′5″N 96°48′5″W / 46.71806°N 96.80139°W / 46.71806; -96.80139
Callsign meaningK FarGO
Former callsignsKXGO (1958–1966)
Affiliations CBS Radio
OwnerDuey E. Wright
( Midwest Communications, Inc.)
Sister stations KBVB, KMJO, KRWK, KNFL, KOYY
Webcast Listen Live
Website kfgo.com

KFGO (790 AM, "The Mighty 790") is a radio station broadcasting a news and talk radio format serving the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. 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.

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

Former State Senator Joel Heitkamp hosts News and Views and Jack Sunday and Amy Iler host 'It Takes Two.

The KFGO news department includes four full-time reporter/anchors and two part-time reporters. KFGO also has a weather department staffed by a full-time forecaster and staff meteorologist.

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. [1]

References

  1. ^ "1997 Peabody award".

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