About Us

Christensen Broadcasting LLC. is the home of KLOH 1050 AM, KISD 98.7 FM, KJOE 106.1 FM and KDWC 99.3 FM Radio as well as 3 HD channels, KDWC 106.1 HD3, KCCC 106.1 HD2 and KMEM 106.1 HD4.

Christensen Broadcasting LLC. is a locally owned, multigenerational family business with over 50 years of experience in radio advertising and sports broadcasting.

Pipestone Studios

Box 456 HWY 30
Pipestone, MN 56164
phone: 507-825-4282
fax: 507-825-3364
email: kloh@klohradio.com

Slayton Studios

KJOE Radio
2660 Broadway Ave.
Slayton, MN 56172
phone: 507-836-6125

email: kjoe@kjoeradio.com


Collin Christensen

General Manager/ Announcer / Engineer / Sales

Carmen Christensen

Sales Manager / Sportsman Report

Mylan Ray

Announcer / Marketing Consultant

Diane Marie

Announcer / Community News

Bill VanHoecke

Announcer / Marketing Consultant / Sports

Joel Herrig

Announcer / Marketing Consultant

Britany Moser

Announcer / Marketing Consultant

Emily Christensen

Announcer / Marketing Consultant

Jeff Moser

Announcer / Marketing Consultant

Tom Bouma

Announcer / Marketing Consultant

Ryan Vos

Announcer / Marketing Consultant

Mya Christensen

Traffic / Accounts Receivable

Ross Kreun

Announcer / Sports

Dan Paluch

Sports / Marketing Consultant

Joe Dagel

Sports Producer / Intern

Angie Houselog

Announcer / Marketing Consultant

About Christensen Broadcasting LLC.

Pipestone, Minnesota is 10 miles east of the South Dakota state line – 50 miles northeast of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It is home to KLOH.

Pipestone, Minnesota is 10 miles east of the South Dakota state line – 50 miles northeast of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It is home to KLOH.

In January 1955, the Federal Communications Commission granted permission to Pipestone Radio Corporation, C.B. Thomas, President, to construct a radio station with a power of 1,000 watts on 1050 kilocycles with the call letters of KLOH (“Land of Hiawatha”) In June of 1955, Dalton Nelson, station manager, put KLOH on the air.

In the early years, KLOH broadcast during daylight hours only. The first studio location was downtown Pipestone in a basement of a building next to the old Eagle Cafe. In 1961 the studio was moved to its present location west of Pipestone on Highway 30 at the twin towers site. In 1962, KLOH was purchased by Ingstad Corporation of Valley City, ND, Bob Ingstad Sr. President.

In 1965 Wallace Christensen took a position as an announcer, became Sales Manager, and then by 1972 was General Manager. In August 1976 he purchased the station from the Ingstads and is the present owner. During these years, KLOH has had major upgrades. One of the twin towers was moved and power was increased from 1,000 watts to 9,000 watts. Coverage was increased and KLOH started broadcasting in Stereo and 24 hours a day.

In 1980 a major building project was completed more than doubling the studio and office space. In May of 1998 a complete upgrade was done with the front office traffic and billing system computers.

In November of 1969 a sister station went on the air. Called KLOH FM at the time, it has now been renamed KISD and is on 98.7.

In 1993 another sister station went on the air. KJOE FM, broadcasting on 106.1, is located on Broadway Avenue in Slayton, MN.

In 2019, Christensen Broadcasting added KDWC 99.3 FM and three HD channels, KDWC 106.1 HD3, KCCC 106.1 HD2 in 2021 and KMEM 106.1 HD3 in 2022.

In the fall of 2021, Christensen Broadcast Network was created and sports announcers expanded their capabilities with online video sports streaming covering 6+ local and region schools.

Christensen Broadcasting LLC. is proud to be able to serve the over 650,000 avid listeners from southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa, and southeast South Dakota. This 3 state, 35 county region is one of the best in the United States and our listeners are the best!