About WDAY TVWDAY-TV went on the air for the first time in 1953 as the second television station in North Dakota (after KCJB-TV, now KXMC-TV, in Minot), and the first in Fargo and the eastern part of the state. It was owned by a group of Fargo investors, the largest of which was Norman Black, owner and publisher of The Forum. Black bought the remaining shares in 1958.
It was originally an NBC affiliate when it signed on in 1953. WDAY swapped affiliations and became an ABC affiliate in 1983.
WDAZ was established in 1967 and serves the northern part of the Fargo–Grand Forks market, while WDAY-TV serves the southern portion.