RIVERFRONT BROADCASTING, LLC HISTORY:
Based in Yankton, SD, Riverfront Broadcasting, LLC, is the culmination of years of radio sales and management experience and tech-based expertise. In 2004, Doyle and Carolyn Becker purchased KNCY-AM and KNCY-FM in Nebraska City, NE and started a family-owned and operated company – a company that was ready to expand soon after the Becker’s were comfortable with the success of their flagship stations.
After four years of growth in Nebraska, Riverfront Broadcasting was ready for expansion, so they set their sights on properties closer to home. KYNT-AM and KKYA-FM in Yankton, SD, KORN-AM and KQRN-FM in Mitchell, SD, and KCCR-AM and KLXS in Pierre, SD where purchased in 2008. Riverfront Broadcasting LLC was now a well-respected, highly motivated radio broadcasting group boasting four AM and four FM stations in South Dakota and Nebraska. Those eight properties were about to become nine within the next year.
In September of 2009, Riverfront Broadcasting, LLC was given the chance to purchase a construction permit from the FCC for the city of Hartington, NE. That CP produced KDAM-FM and it was added to the Yankton, SD group. In July of 2010, KDAM signed-on and expanded the Riverfront Broadcasting property inventory to nine stations.
These nine stations in four towns have allowed Riverfront Broadcasting to cement their position as a family-owned company specializing in small communities while building the economic base in those communities and promoting a positive attitude through their work with the local businesses and organizations.
Recently, Riverfront Broadcasting was awarded the construction permit for Murdo, SD. This property is still in its infancy, but Riverfront Broadcasting is excited to be a part of the Murdo business community in the near future. In addition to the new Murdo project, Riverfront Broadcasting, LLC is looking to expand the company as opportunities become available throughout South Dakota, Nebraska, and Minnesota.