Our News Team
Background: I grew up here in Fergus Falls, and love living in the lakes area. The older of two children with one younger sister. I’m getting married this summer to a wonderful woman with three great boys.
Schooling/Education: Graduated from Fergus Falls High School in 1996 then went to college at MState Fergus Falls.
How you got into Broadcasting: While going to college I was working at a restaurant here in Fergus. The owner came up to and asked be to “Jot some stuff down. Then head to the radio station and do some ads.” I had fun doing that so when I left the restaurant I asked a friend at the radio station if they were hiring. He mentioned that one of the overnighters was going out on maternity leave so there might be a spot there. I came in talked with Stan Como who was the operations manager, and he gave me my start.Random facts about yourself: Love spending the weekend out on West Battle Lake. I enjoy fishing, hunting, going to sporting events, and spending time with my family.
James Allen is originally from the Elbow Lake area, and
helps out with newscasts and news gathering. James also fills in for Dave
Bishop occasionally and also hosts the Community Hour on AM 1250 KBRF at 10am
every weekday morning. Interests include auto racing and the North Dakota
Fighting Hawks Hockey program.
When you think news in Fergus Falls, you think Jim Sturgeon. Simply put, he is a broadcast legend bringing the lakes area the latest news every weekday morning.
Originally from Grand Forks, Sturgeon made Fergus Falls his home in the early 1980’s. Jim Sturgeon’s life-long passion is hockey and over the years he has coached many local youth hockey teams.
His other passion is also news, and he delivers it on all Fergus Falls Leighton Broadcasting Stations.