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City of license Sisseton, South Dakota
Branding Pheasant Country 103
Frequency 102.9 MHz
Format Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 140 meters (460 feet)
Class C1
Facility ID 36355
Transmitter coordinates 45°36′52″N 97°24′51″W / 45.61444°N 97.41417°W / 45.61444; -97.41417
Owner Armada Media - Watertown, Inc.
Sister stations KDIO, KMSD, KPHR

KBWS-FM (102.9 FM, "Pheasant Country 103") is a radio station licensed to serve Sisseton, South Dakota.The station is owned by Armada Media Corporation and licensed to Armada Media - Watertown, Inc. It airs a Country music format.[1]

The station was assigned the KBWS-FM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on December 15th 1983.



In 2004 as part of a reorganization by the Ingstad family, Aberdeen Radio Ranch Inc. (Robert J. Ingstad, co-president) agreed to acquire KGIM, KGIM-FM, KNBZ, and KQKD from Robert E. Ingstad (Pheasant Country Broadcasting) The transaction price was not disclosed. KBWS-FM was retained by Pheasant Country Broadcasting with an agreement to be operated by Ingstad owned Big Stone Broadcasting.

August 2007, Armada Media Corporation agreed to purchase the assets of radio stations KMSD-AM, KBWS-FM, KDIO-AM and KPHR-FM from Big Stone Broadcasting, Inc., and Pheasant Country Broadcasting, Inc for $2.9 million.

Programming & History

KBWS-FM airs a country format. Up till 1997 the station was branded as B103. Due to owners Pheasant Country Broadcasting's launch of 100,000 watt KGIM-FM "Pheasant Country 103" in the Aberdeen, South Dakota market, KBWS-FM was rebranded Pheasant Country 103 and aired a simulcast of KGIM-FM's (excluding a local show from 6am-10am) programing. This created a Pheasant Country 103 brand that could be heard across northeast South Dakota, southeast North Dakota & west central Minnesota. This simulcast was ended in the fall of 2004 due to a reorganization by the Ingstad family. KBWS-FM now airs exclusively local programing derived from its Sisseton, South Dakota studio.

In the late 90's KBWS-FM moved its studio's from its Eden, South Dakota tower site to its current studio location on Veterans Ave in Sisseton, South Dakota.


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