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NDBA Honors and Recognizes 2020 Pioneer, Bob Harris, KFGO, Fargo

KFGO personality Bob Harris Dies of Complications from Covid-19 David Walter Smith “Bob Harris”, 65, of Fargo, ND, grew up in Moorhead, MN. He attended and graduated from Technical College in Thief River Falls, MN, with an associate degree in Broadcasting and worked for various broadcasters for a collective 40

Exclusive: Industry Leaders On What To Expect In 2021.

Industry leaders are optimistic radio will return to growth in 2021 as the COVID vaccine slowly rolls out and Americans begin to resume activities put on hold for most of 2020. But the pace and magnitude of the turnaround are the subject of debate among senior radio execs. In addition,

License Renewal Application Reminder for Radio Stations in North Dakota

The FCC’s state-by-state license renewal cycle began in June 2019 for radio stations and in June 2020 for television stations. Radio and TV stations licensed to communities in the respective states listed above should be moving forward with their license renewal preparation. This includes familiarizing themselves with not only the

Chairman Pai’s Birthday Message to Radio

“We look forward to the stories that radio will continue to tell” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement on the centennial Monday of the famous KDKA broadcast. This is the text: “Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our nation’s first widely recognized commercial radio broadcast that took place on

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