KFGO (790 AM, "The Mighty 790") is a radio station broadcasting a news and talk radio format serving the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. The station is currently owned by Midwest Communications Inc. All the offices and studios are located at 1020 S. 25th Street in Fargo, while its transmitter array is located north of Oxbow. It is an affiliate of the CBS Radio Network.

KFGO logo
CityFargo, North Dakota
Broadcast areaFargo-Moorhead
BrandingThe Mighty 790 KFGO
SloganLive, Local, First
Frequency790 kHz
Translator(s)94.1 K231CV (Fargo)
First air dateSeptember 1948
FormatCommercial; News/Talk
Power5,000 watts
Facility ID34421
Transmitter coordinates46°43′5″N 96°48′5″W / 46.71806°N 96.80139°W / 46.71806; -96.80139Coordinates: 46°43′5″N 96°48′5″W / 46.71806°N 96.80139°W / 46.71806; -96.80139
Call sign meaningK FarGO
Former call signsKXGO (1958–1966)
AffiliationsCBS Radio
OwnerDuey E. Wright
(Midwest Communications, Inc.)
Sister stationsKBVB, KMJO, KRWK, KNFL, KOYY
WebcastListen Live

Due to its transmitter power and North Dakota's flat land (with near-perfect ground conductivity), KFGO's provides at least secondary coverage to most of eastern half of North Dakota, northwest Minnesota, northeast South Dakota, and southern Manitoba (a Canadian province). Its coverage area includes Grand Forks, North Dakota, Bemidji, Minnesota, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Aberdeen, South Dakota.


Programming on KFGO starts with Coast to Coast AM that airs daily.

During the weekdays First Light With Evan Haning is the next programming to air after Coast to Coast AM. Even Haning surveys the news and reports what is happening around the globe.

The KFGO Morning Crew airs on weekdays that is hosted by Bonnie Amistadi & Doug Leier. Bonnie and Doug provide local news, sports and weather in the Fargo-Moorhead region with help from Don Haney, Jack Michaels and Tom Syzmanski.

Former State Senator Joel Heitkamp hosts News and Views and shares his opinions.

JJ Gordon and Amy Iler host 'It Takes Two.'

The KFGO news department includes four full-time reporter/anchors and two part-time reporters. KFGO also has a weather department staffed by a full-time forecaster and staff meteorologist.

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KFGO has won two Peabody Awards, one for their coverage of a blizzard in 1984 and one in 1997 for their coverage of the 1997 Red River flood.[1]


  1. ^ "1997 Peabody award". Archived from the original on 2009-11-18. Retrieved 2009-03-31.

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