K244FE

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K244FE
City"Calhoun Beach" (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Broadcast areaMinneapolis-St. Paul
BrandingKFAN Plus
SloganTwin Cities Sportsradio 96.7
Frequency96.7 MHz
Repeater(s)KQQL 107.9-HD3
First air dateJune 12, 2015
FormatSports
ERP170 watts
HAAT244 m (801 ft)
ClassD
Facility ID147274
Callsign meaning(serially assigned)
Former callsignsW244CS (2014-2015)
AffiliationsFox Sports Radio
Minnesota Golden Gophers women's basketball
OwneriHeartMedia
(Sale to Educational Media Foundation pending)
(AMFM Broadcasting Licenses, LLC)
Sister stationsKDWB-FM, KEEY-FM, KFXN-FM, KQQL, KTLK, KTCZ-FM, W227BF, K249ED, W225AP, K273BH
WebcastListen Live
Websitekfanplus.iheart.com

K244FE (96.7 FM, "KFAN Plus") is a translator broadcasting the sports talk format of the HD3 subcarrier of iHeartMedia's KQQL. Licensed to Minneapolis' "Calhoun Beach" neighborhood, it serves the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area inside the I-494/I-694 beltway. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, however, as of 2019, it is being divested to the Educational Media Foundation. All the offices and studios are located in St. Louis Park and the transmitter is atop the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis.

History[edit]

As of October 2, 2014, KQQL's Kool 1-0-80s format was being broadcast on KQQL's HD3 channel and on translator W244CS (96.7 FM) in the Southeast metro.[1] On June 12, 2015, KQQL-HD3 and W244CS flipped to 96.7 Pride Radio, a CHR format targeting the Twin Cities' LGBT community.

On August 27, 2018, the station flipped to sports talk as KFAN Plus, an extension of sister station KFXN-FM that airs the national Fox Sports Radio lineup, also carried on KQQL-HD3.[2] KFAN Plus will also serve as the flagship station of Minnesota Golden Gophers women's basketball.[3]

On August 7, 2019, iHeartMedia announced its intent to sell the station to the Educational Media Foundation as part of a complex swap deal.[4] The station is expected to begin airing religious programming upon the sale's closure, although it is currently unknown which network it will join.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "KFAN Plus Debuts In Minneapolis". RadioInsight. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  3. ^ "Minnesota Scene: 96.7 FM will carry Gophers women's basketball". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  4. ^ Venta, Lance (7 August 2019). "iHeartMedia & EMF Swap Thirteen Translators". Radio Insight. Retrieved 8 August 2019.

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