No sooner had conservative talk icon Rush Limbaugh lost his radio platform to reach the citizens of the Fargo ND-Moorhead MN market than he found another. His new home is on locally-owned WZFG-AM The Flag out of Dilworth MN.
Until very recently, Limbo was being aired on the FM dial at 101.9 MHz. However, a talk format was not doing it for the Midwest Communications outlet, and it elected to drop Limbaugh and the rest of its program lineup in favor of a rock sound as KRWK-FM.
WZFG-AM is owned by Bakken Beacon Media LLC, and its principal, Scott Hennen, is a conservative talker in his own right.
Hennen’s 8-11AM driver will provide a ideologically congruent lead-in to Limbaugh, who will be heard from 11AM-2PM.
The AM station has the juice to project Limbaugh over a wide swath of western Minnesota and eastern North Dakota during the daytime when his program airs, broadcasting to the tune of 50 kW. It drops down to 440 W at night, which is more than enough to blanket Fargo-Moorhead.
Hennen told Ryan Johnson of the Forum that he has Limbaugh for at least the next three years, sparing local citizens from even a temporary loss of the program.