KFYR Dialites
Station publication of KFYR in Bismarck, ND.
The Voice of the North Plains
KFYR Dialites Magazine
30 issues from this "big signal" station from North Dakota
 
 
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KFYR History from Wikipedia
KFYR was founded in 1925 by Phillip J. Meyer and his wife, Etta Hoskins Meyer. It is Bismarck's oldest radio station. For many years, it was an NBC radio affiliate. In December 1953 it spawned a television station (KFYR-TV, western North Dakota's NBC television affiliate, fKFYR began operation with programming for only a few hours daily, signing off between shows. By 1950, the station had expanded its schedule to an 18 hour broadcast day. Early programming included live studio musicians, transcribed music and programs, and live feeds from the NBC Radio Network. Many popular "soap operas", sporting events, religious broadcasts, children's programs, and musical performances were part of the regular schedule. The station carried NBC's "Monitor" on weekends, and "Nightline" on weeknights. Other programming included local news, weather, and sports, locally originated variety programs such as "What's The Weather" weekday mornings and "The Northwest Farmfront" weekdays at noon. Mike Dosch, an established musician from Strasburg, ND (Lawrence Welk's hometown) was featured on several of the live shows and had his own late-night program of organ music for many years. There were also shows hosted by staff announcers who played recorded popular music.