NBC North Dakota

NBC North Dakota is a network of four television stations that serve most of central and western North Dakota, along with parts of South Dakota and Montana. All four stations are affiliates of NBC, and the flagship station is KFYR-TV in Bismarck. All four are owned by Hoak Media Corporation.

The stations included are:

  • KFYR-TV Ch. 5 in Bismarck
  • KQCD Ch. 7 in Dickinson
  • KMOT Ch. 10 in Minot
  • KUMV Ch. 8 in Williston

The four stations all identify as separate stations in their own right, but KMOV, KUMV and KQCD are all reckoned as semi-satellites of KFYR. They all air the same syndicated programming, but also air separate commercials for their respective cities.

KMOT and KUMV air separate weeknight newscasts (though KUMV's newscast is only 20 minutes long), and simulcast KFYR's other newscasts. KQCD airs a time-shifted feed of KFYR in Mountain Time for most of the day, apart from station identifications and commercials.

The network was founded by the Meyer family of Bismarck, which signed on KFYR radio in 1925. KFYR-TV, North Dakota's second television station, signed on in 1953. Two years later, the Federal Communications Commission collapsed central and western North Dakota into one giant television market. The Meyers then signed on Williston's KUMV in 1957, having bought it from the local owners who had won the license. KMOT followed in 1958, and KQCD was brought online in 1980. The stations have always been NBC affiliates, though they all carried some ABC programming in off-hours until KBMY signed on in 1986. Additionally, KUMV broke off to air occasional CBS programming until KXMD-TV signed on in 1969.

The Meyers owned the stations until 1997, when they sold their stations to Sunrise Television. Wicks Group bought the stations in 2002, and in turn sold its entire television group to Hoak in 2007.

Hoak also owns KVLY-TV and KXJB-TV (LMA with Parker Broadcasting) in Fargo. KVLY shares news stories and sports programming (such as high school tournaments) with NBC North Dakota.

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