Red Rock Radio buys three more Northland stationsRed Rock Radio’s family of radio stations just got bigger.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Red Rock Radio’s family of radio stations just got bigger.
The Duluth-based company just wrapped up its purchase of three more radio stations — WEVE-FM 97.9 and KRBT-AM 1340 in Eveleth and KGPZ-FM 96.1, a Coleraine station that serves Grand Rapids.
That brings Red Rock’s number of stations to 10, which it will oversee from its Canal Park offices.
The two Eveleth FM stations have good signals with their 100,000 watts, and the Eveleth AM station has a good signal as well, said Shawn Skramstad, Red Rock’s vice president and general manager. So, he said, they were looking forward to completing the sale.
“With our existing Grand Rapids station and our presence in Ely/Babbitt, we will greatly increase our reach on the Iron Range and throughout the north country,” Skramstad said in a statement.
The company is just beginning the process of evaluating the stations’ programing, engineering, sales and other functions.
Red Rock also operates KQDS-FM 94.9/KQDS-AM 1490, KZIO-FM 94.1/104.3 and WWAX-FM 92.1 in Duluth, KBAJ-FM 105.5 in Grand Rapids, WXXZ-FM 95.3 in Grand Marais, KAOD-FM 106.7 in Babbitt/Ely.