Personal Note..

  • In a deal preliminarily reported here several months ago, Durand Broadcasting is buying WQOQ/1430 (Durand) from Zoe Communications. Durand Broadcasting is owned by Karla and Brian Winnekins of Durand. Brian Winnekins is currently the Ag Director for "Cow 97" (WCOW/97.1 Sparta-La Crosse). WQOQ has been off the air for much of the past several years and had formerly simulcast with FM sister station WDMO/95.9, which has a construction permit to move to Baldwin on 95.7. The stations were formerly WRDN AM-FM. (3/15/2011)
3 comments
  • Rod Schwartz
    Rod Schwartz Brian,
    I worked for Jerry Papenfuss' Winona, MN stations from '74 - '79.  Durand sounds familiar to me, though I can't place you exactly.  In any case, congratulations on your acquisition!  We wish you the best of success launching and growing your stations!
    -Rod
    March 17, 2011
  • Brian Winnekins
    Brian Winnekins Thanks Rod!
    Durand is about 25 miles Northeast of Wabasha, MN...it is The Pepin County Seat. 
    March 17, 2011
  • Rod Schwartz
    Rod Schwartz OK, that's helpful.  I did election night reporting (everybody pitches in, right?) from Wabasha Courthouse once or twice during my time in Winona.
     
    Keep us posted on your...  more
    March 17, 2011