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(JANUARY 2017) – Envision Networks® and Kroeger Media Inc. are excited to announce Midwest Communications’ KGPZ-FM/Hibbing, MN debut of DUKE FM®. With KGPZ’s recent launch as 96.1 DUKE FM®, the station joins over 200 affiliates on the Envision Country Network.

“Listeners are loving 96.1 DUKE FM!” said KGPZ-FM Marketing Manager Kristi Westrem.  “Not one negative call, but tons of positive feedback!”

From the creator of HANK FM® and Variety Hits Format BOB FMSM, Kroeger Media’s DUKE FM® is a turnkey, 24/7 country legends format that provides unique personality-driven radio for the market using listening trends and methodology garnered from listeners in the market.

Similar to his brother HANK, DUKE FM® doesn’t play by the rules. DUKE breaks the mold with a unique mix of tested titles from the 80’s and 90’s and tips his hat to such icons as George, Waylon and Johnny.

DUKE FM® offers different levels of programming packages available for both cash and barter. In addition to the license to use the DUKE name and logo, affiliates have access to a constantly updated music library, creative on-air copy and cutting-edge station imaging including voice, sweeper, promos and jingles. DUKE also offers off-air support with promotional ideas, daily music logs and programming guidance.

Stations interested in more information on DUKE FM® can visit or contact Amber Wade at 216-831-3761 or

  • About Kroeger Media Inc.:
    • Kroeger Media Inc. is a North American based radio consultancy and content creator that specializes in programming, licensing and research for radio. KMI also looks after the daily programming needs for numerous radio stations across North America.  Howard Kroeger-President | 204-736-3820 |

About Envision Networks®:

Envision Networks® provides content and services to more than 2,500 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual weather-news-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.   


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