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Big switch on FM dial is making waves

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A big switch on the F-M dial is making waves all across the area.
101.9 the Talk is once again Rock 102.

This radio booth may look small from the outside, but inside big changes are taking place.
The rock station which was gone for about a year and a half is rocking once again.

"It feels good to be back on," says Lucy Black, with Rock 102.

Meet Scotch, Tank and Lucy, the co-hosts of the brand new morning show that will soon air on 102.

"People love rock," says Black.

But according to the stations Facebook pages and phone calls, people also loved 101.9 the talk, as avid listeners now have to say bye to favorites like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

"We've had about 50 phone calls of people asking where did they go."

But Vice President of Operations for Midwest Communications says the numbers just weren't there to keep talk radio on air.

"KFGO is so popular on talk radio, it was hard for any other stations to get fraction," says Peter Tanz, V.P. of Operations.

"I wasn't surprised. FM talk never worked in Fargo-Moorhead," says Scott Hennon, who is a conservative talk radio host and part owner of am 1100 the Flag.

Hennon hopes now that Rush is off of the FM dial he can bring it back to AM, where he started.

"The Flag originally brought back Rush in 2008, then we lost it a year ago to KFGO and a lot of listeners are telling us to bring Rush Limbaugh back to the Flag," says Hennon.

But for now, this small radio booth will continue to rock out to the music they say is what listeners want.

You can still find Rush Limbaugh on 870 AM out of Fergus Falls, 1250 AM out of Park Rapids, MN, and 550 AM out of Bismarck.

You can listen online at http://www.conservativetalknow.com/index.jhtml?spu=true&partner=YTxdm002&pkw=rush%20limbaugh%20listen%20online&gclid=CL25woykv7kCFZBaMgod5kUAWg.

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