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Rylee Nelson, Forum News Service, Published February 05 2014

Kapel named program director at WDAY radio

FARGO – Mike Kapel has been named the new program director for 970 WDAY, Operations Manager Jim Manney announced.

Kapel has worked in the Fargo-Moorhead radio market for 20 years and will take over the daily operations of the Fargo AM radio station.

Kapel has spent most of his career as a morning- show host at area music stations. He has also held a variety of programming and operations management positions, most recently for Triad Broadcasting.

“There is nobody that I trust more than Mike to take over the day-to-day operations of 970 WDAY,” Manney said.

Kapel hosts a daily radio show from 9 to 11 a.m. on 970 WDAY, and oversees programming content for the station.

“I am excited to lead the charge into a new era,” Kapel said. “As someone who grew up here and as somebody who understands the importance of WDAY to the community, it’s an exciting place to be.”

970 WDAY is owned by Forum Communications Co., a multimedia information company based in Fargo, that owns dozens of newspapers, websites, television and radio stations and commercial printing plants in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.