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North Dakota Is Happy, And That's Why Democrats Can't Win Here

North Dakota Is Happy, And That's Why Democrats Can't Win Here

Bismarck NBC affiliate KFYR released the video above celebrating North Dakota as the happiest state in the union. Which is accurate, if multiple public opinion polls are to be believed. It’s a fun and sometimes irreverent romp through a lot of the things that are great about this state (I laughed out loud at the

Latest Ratings Show Continued Slide For Left-Wing Talkers Joel Heitkamp, Mike McFeely

Back in February I wrote about a big drop in ratings for KFGO, the Fargo-based flagship for North Dakota’s left-wing talk radio hosts Joel Heitkamp and Mike McFeely. They lost nearly 4 points in the ratings, and were in real danger of being overtaken by an FM music station. The problem with looking at any one

Left Wing North Dakota Talkers Joel Heitkamp, Mike McFeely Lost Big Ratings In Latest Arbitrons

Readers in the Fargo area tell me they’ve noticed a drop off in the number of callers to left-wing talk shows hosted by Joel Heitkamp (brother to US Senator Heidi Heitkmap) and Mike McFeely. They were wondering if those shows had seen a drop off in the ratings. While I’m a frequent guest on talk

Foul-Mouthed Anchor AJ Clemente Is Now Tending Bar In Delaware

There was a lot of consternation in some circles about all the attention former KFYR anchor AJ Clemente got after dropping the f-bomb on-air during his anchor debut (video here). There was a feeling, especially among reporters in the state, that Clemente’s profane faux pas shouldn’t have garnered him late-night television bookings and national media

Earth Harvest Mills, Recipient Of More Than $12 Million In State/Federal Subsidies, Faces Insolvency Charges

The North Dakota Public Service Commission has filed insolvency proceedings against Earth Harvest Mills, an organic grains company based in Harvey North Dakota, after a customer filed a complaint over a $26,000 unpaid grain claim. “We’re at a point where we are cannot in good conscience let this continue,” Public Service Commissioner Randy Christmann told

KFYR Cans AJ Clemente After Memorable, Profane Debut

Last night’s debut on KFYR television for weekend/anchor reporter A.J. Clemente didn’t go so hot. Last night KFYR posted on the Facebook account that Clemente had been suspended. This morning Clemente posted on his Twitter feed that he’d been fired: Unfortunately KFYRTV has decided to let me go. Thank you to them and everyone in

Video: New KFYR Anchor's First On-Air Words: "F**king Sh*t"

Tonight was KFYR anchor A.J. Clemente’s first broadcast. Per his posts on Twitter, he was a little nervous: Alright News Director and GM checking out my tape that we shot yesterday. Seeing if i amready for anchoring…..Awkward Turtle……. — A.J. B (@A_John88) April 21, 2013 And per his performance on air, he was definitely a

SAB's Top Posts From The Last Week, Open Thread

Here are SAB’s top posts from the week that was. Joel Heitkamp/KFGO “Expansion” Plans Not Exactly Popular With Fargo Sports Fans – Liberal talk radio host Joel Heitkamp caused quite a stir this week when he tried to spin his impending loss of western radio affiliates KFYR and KCJB by announcing an “expansion” plan…to a

Joel Heitkamp Made Big Mistake In Announcing Supposed "Expansion" To New Station

In what was clearly a vain effort to try and spin news that he was losing western radio affiliates in Minot (KCJB) and Bismarck (KFYR), liberal talker Joel Heitkamp announced a plan to “expand” his show to Fargo-based AM740. That station is owned by the same company as KFGO, which is where Heitkamp’s show is

Joel Heitkamp/KFGO "Expansion" Plans Not Exactly Popular With Fargo Sports Fans

Earlier today news broke that liberal talk radio hosts Joel Heitkamp and Mike McFeely were loosing their statewide syndication deals. In a humorous attempt to spin the move and save face, KFGO preempted Heitkamp and McFeely’s drop from the KFYR network by announcing that Heitkamp would be simulcasting his show on 740AM (owned by the

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