KBMR-AM 1130 Bismarck ND 1983

When someone mentions Bismarck/Mandan radio in the early 1980s, most people immediately think of the mighty KFYR.  KBMR was a major player as well.  They were a country powerhouse, covering North Dakota with 10,000 non-directional watts on 1130 AM.  The big drawback of KBMR was that they were a daytime only operation.  Even so, they were the #2 station in the market behind KFYR.

On Sunday mornings, KBMR ran a syndicated show called “Country Crossroads.”  You’ll hear the promo, followed by the KBMR Legal ID jingle into ABC News with John Grimes. 

I recorded this from my grandparents’ house in Michigan, North Dakota, using a Pioneer AM/FM/cassette portable unit with built-in antenna.  The recording was made onto a TDK D90 tape.