Radio Owner – Triad Broadcasting

So it’s 1999 and you’ve been working for Norwest bank in Minneapolis, which just merged with Wells Fargo out in California, and you’re wondering what to do with the rest of your life.

Then you have an idea – let’s hire a guy from California with radio experience and start buying us up some of them cheap radio stations in North Dakota and West Virginia.   Radio consolidation is happening like crazy and you can’t possibly lose.  You get Wells Fargo to bankroll your idea and go on a buying spree.

You spend all of Wells Fargo’s money just in time for the Clinton Era stock bubble to burst in September 2000, and the beginning of the collapse of the value of radio station licenses.   But not to worry – the President of your radio company lives only 1,400 miles away from the closest station he is managing.  What could possibly go wrong with that?

Triad’s biggest claim to fame is they briefly were the affiliate for Ed Schultz in his home town of Fargo North Dakota.

If you’re still interested after all of that exciting buildup, the profile is located [here].

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