Scott Hennen, founder & owner of Flag Family Media, announced today that Steve Hallstrom will be joining the broadcast operation as President and Managing Partner. In addition to being a co-owner, Hallstrom's role will include leadership, management and sales as well as hosting a new local program on AM 1100 "The Flag".
"I am thrilled that Steve has agreed to be my full partner in this endeavor. He is a true broadcast professional." Hennen said. "We worked together at WDAY and we have had the benefit of his talents on a Saturday sports talk show called, "Steve's Sports Saturday".
"Steve built a strong brand and a loyal following with his sports expertise" Hennen added. "Now the region's radio audience will get the opportunity to hear his commentary on news, weather, sports and more!"
Hallstrom was Sports Director/Anchor of WDAY-TV from 1998 until 2010. He has been a Regional Director of Sales at Discovery Benefits in Fargo since February of 2010.
"I want to thank Scott, and the other partners at Flag Family Media, for offering me the opportunity to be their President and Managing Partner" said Hallstrom. "I've learned a great deal about the business world in the last five years at Discovery Benefits, and want to thank John Biwer, Mike Solberg, and Matt Feir for their encouragement and leadership. Discovery Benefits is famous for its employee culture and I look forward to bringing that to my new workplace home".
"This change will allow Scott to focus on the things he does exceedingly well, and I am looking forward to adding more local on-air flavor to The Flag and our other broadcast properties" Hallstrom added. "I'd humbly ask the people of our community to give us a fresh chance to earn their attention. Most people know Scott and I for what we've been in the past, and we believe our interests and personalities have broadened in recent years, setting the stage for some great on-air content."
AM 1100 "The Flag" airs the "What's On Your Mind?" radio show, a locally produced statewide talk show. Future plans include expansion of the news, weather, sports and commentary programming to be hosted by Hallstrom. The station is also the exclusive broadcast rights holder for Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin.
Flag Family Media owns and operates AM 1100 "The Flag" WZFG Radio in the Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo/Dilworth market, AM 1090 "The Flag" KTGO Radio in the Tioga/Stanley/Watford City/Williston market as well as the statewide "What's On Your Mind" radio network, which is the most listened to talk show in North Dakota.