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Encyclopedia > KFAN
KFAN/The FAN
KFAN logo
First air date December 23, 1923
Frequency 1130 kHz AM,
690 kHz AM,
various
Broadcast area   Minneapolis-St. Paul,
Minnesota,
North Dakota,
Wisconsin
Style Sports radio
Group Clear Channel,
various

KFAN (1130 AM) is a sports talk radio station in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area of Minnesota that also can be heard in North Dakota and Wisconsin through The FAN Sports Radio Network. The station even has its own restaurant in Roseville, Minnesota, where many broadcasts currently originate. Currently operated by Clear Channel Communications, the station is one of the oldest in the state, dating to December 23, 1923 when Doctor George W. Young signed on with the call letters KFMT. Image File history File links Logo (slightly old) for KFAN, from [1] [2]. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... State nickname: Peace Garden State, Roughrider State, Flickertail State Other U.S. States Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Governor John Hoeven Official languages English Area 183 272 km² (19th)  - Land 178 839 km²  - Water 4 432 km² (2. ... One of the periods of glaciation was also termed the Wisconsin glaciation. ... Sports-talk radio is a form of talk radio devoted entirely to discussion and broadcast of sporting events. ... Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU) is a media company based in the United States of America. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... A radio station is a site configured for broadcasting sound. ... The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... State nickname: Peace Garden State, Roughrider State, Flickertail State Other U.S. States Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Governor John Hoeven Official languages English Area 183 272 km² (19th)  - Land 178 839 km²  - Water 4 432 km² (2. ... One of the periods of glaciation was also termed the Wisconsin glaciation. ... Toms Diner, a restaurant in New York familiarized by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to be consumed on the premises. ... Roseville is a city located in Ramsey County, Minnesota, just north of Saint Paul. ... Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU) is a media company based in the United States of America. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... In radio (including television), a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for amateur, broadcast, and sometimes military radio use, as well as for broadcast television. ...


Dr. Young cycled through the names WHAT, WGWY ("W-George W. Young"), and finally WDGY ("W-Dr. George Young") in the next two years until being chastised by the government for changing too frequently. The station kept the name WDGY until 1991. WDGY operated on a number of different frequencies before settling onto 1130 AM in 1941. More recently, KFAN experienced severe storm damage in April 2004 at their transmission site, with four out of nine antennas at their directional array in Credit River Township (near Prior Lake, Minnesota) getting blown down. 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths in April • 18 Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara • 19 Norris McWhirter • 22 Pat Tillman • 24 Estée Lauder Other recent deaths Ongoing events EU Enlargement Exploration of Mars: Rovers Haiti Rebellion Reconstruction of Iraq – Occupation & Resistance Israeli... Credit River Township is a township located in Scott County, Minnesota. ... Areial photo of Prior Lake looking northeast. ...


In 1933, Dr. Young was granted a license for W9XAT, an experimental mechanical television station. It is believed that the first transmission of the 120- or 125-line system—probably the first telecast in Minnesota—occurred on August 4 of that year, featuring a handshake between WDGY station personality Clellan Card and Minneapolis mayor William Kunze. The station pushed the technological limits of the day and provided a lot of interesting exercises for WDGY engineers, but Dr. Young never got into regular broadcasts. The license for that station expired in 1938, partly because mechanical television development was heavily discouraged by that point. After 64 years of dormancy, an amateur radio group in the area acquired the W9XAT call sign in 2002 with the intention of using it for mechanical and narrow-bandwidth TV experiments. 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This schematic shows the circular paths traced by the holes in a Nipkow disk. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... Clellan Card (June 24, 1903–April 13, 1966) was a noted on-air personality at the Minnesota station WCCO most well_known for the dozen years where he played Axel Torgerson on the local childrens show Axel and His Dog. ... Downtown Minneapolis as viewed from the Stone Arch Bridge Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and the county seat of Hennepin County. ... William F. Kunze (June 1, 1872–February 14, 1962) was a banker who was elected to be mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, serving as a Republican from 1929 to 1931. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Amateur radio, commonly called ham radio, is a hobby enjoyed by many people throughout the world (as of 2004 about 3 million worldwide, 60,000 in UK, 70,000 in Germany, 5,000 in Norway, 57,000 in Canada, and 700,000 in the USA). ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Narrow-bandwidth television (NBTV) is a type of television designed to fit into a low-bandwidth channel, in the extreme case using amateur radio voice frequency channels that only range up to a few kilohertz (though channels ranging into a few tens of kilohertz and beyond can also be used). ...


WDGY gained the (perhaps unfortunate) nickname Weegee after a time. By the 1960s, the station didn't use the name itself, but the name stuck among people in the radio industry for many years to come. From about 1955 to 1977, the station played popular music and was one of the most popular stations in the area, primarily competing for music listeners with KSTP 1500 and KDWB 630, though WCCO 830 was the major force of the day even with a mixture of music, talk, and farm reports. WDGY station changed to a country music format in September 1977, around the time when most music stations began shifting onto the FM band. The country format continued until circa 1989, when it became "News Talk 1130, WDGY". This format gradually morphed into the Sports talk format, and the calls were changed to KFAN in 1991. The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... KSTP is the call sign used for a set of television and radio stations with studios in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... KDWB (101. ... WCCO is a set of radio and television stations with a storied history spanning more than 80 years that serves the Minneapolis-St. ... Bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa A farm is the basic unit in agriculture. ... Country music, once known as country and western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... In most of the world, the FM broadcast band, used for broadcasting FM radio stations, goes from 87. ...


The station's best known hosts are Dan Barreiro, a former Star Tribune columnist; Chad Hartman, the son of Twin Cities sports icon, Sid Hartman; Mike Morris, a former Minnesota Vikings long snapper; and "The Common Man" Dan Cole, a long-time Twin Cities sports radio personality.


KFAN the Restaurant opened in 2004. The food services are managed by Grand Management, which operates a chain of Sidney's restaurants in the Twin Cities. Clear Channel Communications considers it to be a pilot project and may try to create similar restaurants across the country if it is successful. KFAN's main studios are in Minneapolis.


The station has started using digital radio broadcasts on at least two transmitters (KFAN and KFXN) as of February 2005, according to iBiquity. Digital radio describes radio technologies which carry information as a digital signal. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Ongoing events • Iraqi legislative election • Bill C-38 (Canada gay marriage) • Tsunami relief Upcoming events • March 11: Red Nose Day 2005 in the UK. Deaths in February • 26 – Jef Raskin • 25 – Hugh Nibley • 25 – Peter Benenson • 21... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...


The FAN Sports Radio Network

Location Call sign Frequency (kHz) Owner
Austin, Minnesota KNFX 970 AM Clear Channel
Bemidji, Minnesota KBUN 1450 AM Paul Bunyan Broadcasting Co.
Bismarck, North Dakota KXMR 710 AM Clear Channel
Brainerd, Minnesota KLIZ 1380 AM BL Broadcasting
Duluth-Superior (MN-WI) WEBC 560 AM Clear Channel
Fargo-Moorhead (MN-ND) KVOX 1280 AM Capstar
Grand Forks, North Dakota KKXL 1440 AM Citicasters
Mankato, Minnesota KYSM 1230 AM Clear Channel
Minneapolis, Minnesota KFAN 1130 AM Clear Channel
KFXN 690 AM
Rochester, Minnesota KWEB 1270 AM Clear Channel
St. Cloud, Minnesota KXSS 1390 AM Regent Communications

Austin is a city located in Mower County, Minnesota. ... Bemidji is a city located in Beltrami County, Minnesota. ... Capitol building Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota, a state of the United States of America. ... Brainerd is a city located in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. ... The Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin are located at the western tip of Lake Superior, the westernmost of North Americas Great Lakes. ... Fargo-Moorhead (F-M) is the name of the metropolitan area composed of Fargo, North Dakota, Moorhead, Minnesota, and surrounding cities. ... Grand Forks City Hall Grand Forks is a United States city located in the state of North Dakota. ... Mankato is a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Downtown Minneapolis as viewed from the Stone Arch Bridge Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and the county seat of Hennepin County. ... Rochester is a city located in Olmsted County, Minnesota. ... The Stearns County courthouse is located in downtown St. ... Regent Communications, Inc. ...

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AM radio stations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market

By Frequency: 630 | 690 | 740 | 770 | 830 | 900 | 950 | 980 | 1030 | 1130 | 1220 | 1280 | 1330 | 1400 | 1440 | 1470 | 1500 | 1570 Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the lower waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... WDGY (630 kHz AM) is a small Spanish language radio station in Hudson, Wisconsin as of January 2005, although it has a pending application to move to nearby Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... WMIN (740 AM) is a radio station in the Minneapolis-St. ... 770 Radio K (KUOM), Real College Radio, is a college radio station operated by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... WCCO is a set of radio and television stations with a storied history spanning more than 80 years that serves the Minneapolis-St. ... KTIS is the name of two Christian radio stations in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, AM 900 and 98. ... WWTC (1280 AM, The Patriot) is a long-standing, yet often troubled and unlistened-to radio station serving the Twin Cities region. ... WLOL (1330 AM) is a radio station in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. ... KLBB (1400 AM) and KLBP (1470 AM) are two radio stations in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. ... KQRS (92. ... KLBB (1400 AM) and KLBP (1470 AM) are two radio stations in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. ... Entrance to the KSTP studios on University Avenue in Saint Paul, Minnesota AM 1500 KSTP is one of the two clear channel broadcasters in the Twin Cities (the other is WCCO), with studios in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... WWTC (1280 AM, The Patriot) is a long-standing, yet often troubled and unlistened-to radio station serving the Twin Cities region. ...


By Callsign: KDIZ | KFAN/KFXN | KKMS | KLBB/KLBP | KSTP | KTIS | KTNF | KUOM | KYCR | WCCO | WCTS | WDGY | WLOL | WMGT | WMIN | WWTC | In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ... KQRS (92. ... KLBB (1400 AM) and KLBP (1470 AM) are two radio stations in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. ... Entrance to the KSTP studios on University Avenue in Saint Paul, Minnesota AM 1500 KSTP is one of the two clear channel broadcasters in the Twin Cities (the other is WCCO), with studios in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... KTIS is the name of two Christian radio stations in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, AM 900 and 98. ... 770 Radio K (KUOM), Real College Radio, is a college radio station operated by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... WWTC (1280 AM, The Patriot) is a long-standing, yet often troubled and unlistened-to radio station serving the Twin Cities region. ... WCCO is a set of radio and television stations with a storied history spanning more than 80 years that serves the Minneapolis-St. ... WDGY (630 kHz AM) is a small Spanish language radio station in Hudson, Wisconsin as of January 2005, although it has a pending application to move to nearby Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... WLOL (1330 AM) is a radio station in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. ... WMIN (740 AM) is a radio station in the Minneapolis-St. ... WWTC (1280 AM, The Patriot) is a long-standing, yet often troubled and unlistened-to radio station serving the Twin Cities region. ...


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