Globe parent company Forum Communications expands in Sioux Falls

The acquisition will enable Forum Communications to expand its coverage in the Sioux Falls market.

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SIOUX FALLS, S. D. — Forum Communications Company has reached an agreement with JF Broadcasting, LLC to acquire KWSD TV and KCWS-LD, low-power television in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota television market.

The acquisition will enable Forum Communications to expand its coverage in the Sioux Falls market and further strengthens Forum’s commitment to providing local news, weather, sports and information coverage to communities in its footprint. Forum Communications currently owns and operates the Mitchell Republic in Mitchell, South Dakota, as well as The Globe in Worthington.

“Sioux Falls is a vibrant, fast-growing community. We are very excited to bring our 100-plus years of local journalism, broadcasting and publishing to the area. The ability to bring together all these resources promises to provide Sioux Falls with news, information and entertainment from a reliable, regionally owned media organization. Our designs will bring an alternative source and presentation of news largely not seen today,” said Forum Communications Vice President of Broadcast, Joshua Rohrer. “This is an exciting new chapter for our company, and we believe, the Sioux Falls area.”

The acquisitions of KWSD and KCWS-LD are subject to receipt of regulatory and other approvals.

Forum Communications Company is a family-owned media and technology company specializing in broadcast, print and digital news as well as commercial printing and agency services. Forum has been connecting and informing communities in the Upper Midwest through quality journalism and business solutions for more than 140 years, since 1878.


Forum is committed to sustaining and growing local journalism in the communities it serves by expanding its product portfolio, deploying continuous enhancements to its existing products and investing back into the company’s newsrooms. For more information, please visit

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