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.