Forum Communications

Forum Communications Company is a media firm based in Fargo, North Dakota. The company prints a number of newspapers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Its premier newspaper is the Duluth News Tribune, and the company's namesake is The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. The company also owns Fargo radio station WDAY-AM 970 and four television stations in North Dakota, all affiliated with ABC. It is owned by the Marcil-Black family of Fargo. Norman B. Black bought the Forum in 1917; current chairman William "Bill" Marcil, Sr. is the husband of N. B. Black's great-granddaughter. His son, current president and publisher Bill Jr., is the fifth generation of the family to run the company.[1][2][3]

Forum Communications Company
Private
IndustryTelevision, Radio, Advertising, Broadcasting, Newspaper, Internet services
Founded1878
Headquarters101 5th Street North, ,
Key people
Bill Marcil, Sr., Chairman
Bill Marcil, Jr., President, CEO and Publisher
RevenueUnknown
Unknown
Number of employees
2500+
Websitewww.forumcomm.com

On June 7, 2006, Forum Communications purchased the Grand Forks Herald and the Duluth News Tribune. In May 2009, Forum Communications ceased publication of the Lake Elmo Leader and the Stillwater Courier.

NewspapersEdit

The following newspapers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and North Dakota are part of Forum Communications:

Television stationsEdit

All stations were built and signed on by Forum Communications.

State City Call sign Channel Network
PSIP RF DT-1 DT-2 DT-3 DT-4
North Dakota Fargo WDAY-TV 6 21 ABC Justice Network WDAY'Z Xtra
(Syndicated/Local Sports/Weather Radar)
Ion Television
Grand Forks WDAZ-TV 8 8 ABC Justice Network WDAY'Z Xtra
(Syndicated/Local Sports/Weather Radar)
Ion Television
Bismarck KBMY 17 17 ABC Justice Network MyNetworkTV / WDAY'Z Xtra Ion Television
Minot KMCY 14 14 ABC Justice Network MyNetworkTV / WDAY'Z Xtra Ion Television

Radio stationsEdit

Call sign Frequency City Format Branding
WDAY 970 AM Fargo News/Talk 970 WDAY

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Patrick Springer (April 17, 2017). "Family observes 100 years of Forum ownership". The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.
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  14. ^ "Grand Forks Herald". GrandForsHerald.com. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  15. ^ "Jamestown Sun". Jamestownsun.com. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
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