Two Farm Directors Dedicated To North Dakota Agriculture

Terry Loomis is both General Manager of KQLX AM/FM and Farm Director. Mick Kjar is Farm Director and Host of Farm Talk. Terry said, “In November 1984, KQLX AM-890 hit the air in Lisbon, ND. In April 1986, KQLX FM 106.1 went on the air. Ag News 890 was dedicated to the farming community with local agriculture news, as well as being one of the first affiliates of the American Ag Network.

Loomis (R) interviews North Dakota
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.

Mick Kjar behind the mic.

“We also became one of the first affiliates of the Red River Farm Network when they began operations in 1995. That was also the same year that I took over sole ownership of both radio stations,” Terry said. (He serves both stations as General Manager, but he no longer owns the stations.) “In 2008, Ag News 890 joined NAFB and dedicated the station to everything farming. In the fall of 2015, Farm News & Real Country Thunder 106.1, also became an NAFB station, and our programming reflects agriculture in all aspects,” he said. 

Farm Director Mick Kjar, hosts Farm Talk with Mick Kjar from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The 2:00 p.m. hour is carried by eight radio stations across North and South Dakota (KDLR in Devils Lake, ND; KCJB in Minot, ND; KLTC in Dickinson, ND; KXPO in Grafton, ND; KSDN in Aberdeen, SD; KOKK in Huron, SD; KGFX in Pierre, SD; and on their flagship station KQLX in Lisbon, ND). Mick is also their stations’ meteorologist and broadcasts agriculture weather to their listeners. Terry, the other Farm Director, dedicates his air time to what is going on today in agriculture, crop updates, and produces a program called Inside Agriculture, which airs on Ag News 890, Farm News & Real Country Thunder 106.1, and 910 Classic Country KCJB in Minot, ND. “Our programming hits the road for 12 farm shows each year and gives us the chance to pass along all the latest technologies available for our listeners.”  Terry adds, “Check us out online and visit us at or If you can't make it to the show, listen online, and you will be there. Farming is not a job. It's a way of life!”