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The press releases section of BEK Communications Cooperative provides updates on various initiatives and events related to the BEK Communications.

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BEK TV Debuts ‘Special Cowboy Moments’, Capturing the Essence of Cowboy Life and Legacy

BEK TV Debuts ‘Special Cowboy Moments’, Capturing the Essence of Cowboy Life and Legacy

Saddle up and prepare to embark on a journey through the heart of cowboy culture with Special Cowboy Moments, a compelling docuseries hosted by North Dakota native, Kevin Holten. The program premieres on BEK TV on Wednesday, February 28th, at 5pm CT. Viewers can watch the series live over-the-air on the BEK TV channel, online at [BEK News](https://www.bek.news/), or on the free streaming app, BEK TV+.

Dakota Bucks Embrace Unity and Statewide Pride Through Name Change

Dakota Bucks Embrace Unity and Statewide Pride Through Name Change

North Dakota’s only professional indoor football team announces that it is changing its name. Known as the Bismarck Bucks since the team began, the team will now be known as the Dakota Bucks, effective immediately.

BEK TV Unmasks the Heartland’s Darkest Secrets in New Show, Midwest Murder: True Crime Stories

BEK TV Unmasks the Heartland’s Darkest Secrets in New Show, Midwest Murder: True Crime Stories

BEK TV announces the launch of *Midwest Murder: True Crime Stories*, a groundbreaking television show based on the immensely popular true crime podcast, *Midwest Murder*. The weekly program will debut on Sunday, January 21 at 9pm CT; a new episode will be featured each following Sunday at the same time. Viewers can watch the program live over-the-air on the BEK TV channel, online at [BEK News](https://www.bek.news/), or on the free streaming app, BEK TV+.

BEK TV Announces Premiere of “Open Range”  Show Offers New Insights on ND Topics

BEK TV Announces Premiere of “Open Range” Show Offers New Insights on ND Topics

1/18/2024 Press Releases

In its continued commitment to bring new, exciting programming to viewers, BEK TV is thrilled to announce the upcoming premiere of "Open Range," a compelling weekday program hosted by North Dakota native Gary Emineth. “Open Range” will focus on a wide variety of issues affecting North Dakotans. Viewers can watch the premiere episode on Monday, January 22, 2024, at 9pm CT, live over-the-air on the BEK TV channel, online at [BEK.News](https://www.bek.news/), or on the BEK TV+ streaming app.

BEK TV to Deliver Complete Sports Lineup to More Viewers - Network Scores Big with Cable Providers

BEK TV to Deliver Complete Sports Lineup to More Viewers - Network Scores Big with Cable Providers

BEK TV announces a significant milestone in its mission to televise its comprehensive, award-winning sports coverage to all North Dakota households. In its most recent agreements with seven cable providers in North Dakota and Eastern Minnesota, BEK Sports 2, and BEK Sports 3 are now available to another 74,000 households across North Dakota and Minnesota.

Meet Sinclair Hugh: BEK TV Producer/Director, Videographer, Editor

Meet Sinclair Hugh: BEK TV Producer/Director, Videographer, Editor

Sinclair Hugh's journey began in 2011 when he graduated from the Colorado Broadcasting School. Eager to dive into the world of video production and editing, he wasted no time in establishing himself as a promising talent.

Meet Seth Farstveet: BEK TV Producer, Video Editor

Meet Seth Farstveet: BEK TV Producer, Video Editor

Seth Farstveet was born and raised in Bismarck, ND. His journey into the world of news and television began at the CBS News affiliate (KXMB) in the Capitol City. For four years, he contributed to the success of the newsroom's operations, eventually serving as Director of the program “Studio 701”.

Meet Andrew Southwick: BEK TV Host, Video Producer & Editor

Meet Andrew Southwick: BEK TV Host, Video Producer & Editor

Andrew Southwick’s journey to BEK TV began with his love of music.  His passion for melody and rhythm led him to a career as a touring and recording musician.  For seven years, being a musician provided an opportunity to explore various facets of the creative world, eventually leading him into the realm of film and commercial scoring and media production.

Meet Kaleb Hruby: BEK TV Videographer, Editor, Commercial Producer

Meet Kaleb Hruby: BEK TV Videographer, Editor, Commercial Producer

Kaleb Hruby embarked on his career in the world of media after earning a degree in Mass Communications from the University of Jamestown. His first job was as a Commercial Producer for the CBS News affiliate (KXMB) in Bismarck, ND.

Meet Cordell Hayes: BEK News Now Producer, Reporter

Meet Cordell Hayes: BEK News Now Producer, Reporter

Cordell Hayes is a familiar face to BEK News Now viewers, known for his dynamic and engaging daily news updates. Born and raised in the picturesque town of Harvey, North Dakota, Cordell's journey into the world of journalism was fueled by his deep-rooted passion for storytelling.

BEK Buzz Unleashed: A Revolution in Media Engagement

BEK Buzz Unleashed: A Revolution in Media Engagement

\[Bismarck, ND] – Step into the future with BEK TV’s latest sensation: [BEK Buzz](https://bekbuzz.com)! This go-to digital hub is where media gets redefined with tailor-made programming, and the stellar access and tools to enjoy it! BEK Buzz features:

BEK TV Only Network to Pick Up "The Ramsey Show" In Its Daily Lineup - WATCH on BEK TV+ App

BEK TV Only Network to Pick Up "The Ramsey Show" In Its Daily Lineup - WATCH on BEK TV+ App

BEK TV, the leading television network in North Dakota, is excited to announce the addition of "The Ramsey Show," featuring personal finance expert Dave Ramsey, to its weekday lineup. The premiere episode will be Monday, December 4, at 7 am. The hour-long program can be streamed LIVE and ON DEMAND on the free BEK TV+ app. Download the app here: [https://www.bek.tv/bektvplus.](https://www.bek.tv/bektvplus)

BEK TV to Deliver Exclusive Live Coverage of the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

BEK TV to Deliver Exclusive Live Coverage of the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

11/17/2023 Press Releases

BEK TV, the leading broadcaster in the state, announces its inaugural live coverage of the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade. The live coverage is scheduled for Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23, from 8am to 11 am CT on BEK TV.

BEK Attends Conference on Future of Surveillance & Advanced Solutions for Customers

BEK Attends Conference on Future of Surveillance & Advanced Solutions for Customers

Two BEK employees recently attended the Axis Connect and Converge Conference (ACCC) in Kansas City, MO. Axis Communications is BEK’s supplier of surveillance and security cameras. Eric Sauter, BEK Business Development and Sales Manager, and Corey Silvernagel, BEK System Support Engineer, say the conference provided valuable insight into the exciting future of surveillance technology.

Bismarck Bucks to Host IFL Game in Fargo As They Prepare for Return in 2025

Bismarck Bucks to Host IFL Game in Fargo As They Prepare for Return in 2025

Bismarck, ND – The Bismarck Bucks, in collaboration with Scheels Arena in Fargo, are excited to announce their participation in hosting the first-ever ‘Fargo-IFL Gridiron Classic’ this Spring in Fargo. Despite sitting out the 2024 season, the Bucks are determined to keep the spirit of the Indoor Football League (IFL) alive as they prepare for a dynamic return in 2025.

Region 3 ND High School Volleyball Tournament to be Broadcast Live on BEK TV

Region 3 ND High School Volleyball Tournament to be Broadcast Live on BEK TV

(Bismarck, ND) – Fans won’t miss a moment of the Region 3 North Dakota High School Volleyball Tournament next week, as BEK TV brings all the games to living rooms across the state. The action-packed schedule begins with eight teams, each vying for a chance to advance to the state tournament.

BEK Names "Best of Best" Internet Provider

BEK Names "Best of Best" Internet Provider

10/25/2023 Press Releases

(Steele, ND) – BEK Communications Cooperative is proud to announce its triumphant victory in the "Best of the Best in Barnes County" contest, hosted annually by the Valley City Times Record. BEK was awarded the title in the "Best Internet/Cable Company" category, recognizing BEK's unwavering dedication to enhancing connectivity and fostering community engagement in the digital age.

Across the Pond Hosts Embark on U.S. Tour to Help Farmers Regain Control

Across the Pond Hosts Embark on U.S. Tour to Help Farmers Regain Control

10/17/2023 Press Releases

Trent Loos, Andrew Henderson, and Jim Ferguson, hosts of the popular international “Across the Pond” talk show on BEK TV, have announced a tour in the United States. The “Regaining Control for the Farmer Tour” will serve as an opportunity to connect with Americans and engage in candid dialogues about their top concerns.

BEK Recognized by State for Excellence in Technology Innovation

BEK Recognized by State for Excellence in Technology Innovation

10/17/2023 Press Releases

BEK Communications Cooperative, a television broadcaster and digital powerhouse, has been awarded the "2023 Premier Technology Business Award" by the Technology Council of North Dakota, known as TechND. Additionally, BEK’s Chief Security Officer and President of Cybernet Security by BEK, John Nagel, was awarded the Chairman’s Award for Excellence, by CyberCon. Both awards were presented on October 4, 2023, at the 6th annual Cybercon conference that took place at Bismarck State College.

BEK TV Chosen Best of Best for Third Consecutive Year

BEK TV Chosen Best of Best for Third Consecutive Year

9/25/2023 Press Releases

BEK TV has once again solidified its standing as a pillar of the local broadcasting community by clinching its third consecutive recognition as “Best Local TV Station”. This accolade is particularly significant because it's voted on by the people, but it also underscores the station's unwavering commitment to community-driven broadcasting.

BEK Presents "Man in America": An Unfiltered Take on America's Pressing Challenges

BEK Presents "Man in America": An Unfiltered Take on America's Pressing Challenges

BEK TV, renowned for pioneering insightful television, proudly introduces its newest show, "Man in America", hosted by Seth Holehouse. The program provides viewers with the truth and a profound exploration of liberty within America and beyond. Tune in weekdays at 3pm CT on BEK TV, or stream it online at [bek.news](http://www.bek.news).  A full archive of each episode can be found at [bek.news/maninamerica](http://www.bek.news/maninamerica).

BEK Broadens Membership Opportunities & Seeks Individuals to Serve on Nomination Committee

BEK Broadens Membership Opportunities & Seeks Individuals to Serve on Nomination Committee

BEK Communications Cooperative's Board of Directors is excited to share the broadening of our cooperative membership by adding a new district, providing our existing customers the opportunity to transition to cooperative members. Effective January 1, 2024, this new district, termed District 5, will be integrated into the cooperative. Interested individuals from within the new district area are encouraged to participate in the election process by expressing their interest in being on the Nomination Committee for District 5.

Eastern North Dakota Breaks Ground on Pioneering Rural Broadband Initiative

Eastern North Dakota Breaks Ground on Pioneering Rural Broadband Initiative

Five local North Dakota internet providers broke ground on a multi-million dollar project that will bring high-tech fiber broadband to unserved and underserved rural communities in Eastern North Dakota. Reliable and fast internet connectivity can provide numerous benefits to rural communities including economic development, education, healthcare, communication, entertainment, leisure and e-government services.


New BEK TV Program Balances Faith and Freedom

New BEK TV Program Balances Faith and Freedom

9/28/2023 Press Releases

In its continued promise to bring new programming to viewers, BEK TV is proud to announce its latest show, “The Culture Crossroads with Andrew Southwick." This program is dedicated to digging into different topics that touch on our beliefs, freedoms, and current events, all from a grounded faith-focused, conservative viewpoint.

My Hometown Features ND Communities and Beyond on BEK TV's Ladies of Another View

My Hometown Features ND Communities and Beyond on BEK TV's Ladies of Another View

The beloved local TV show, "Ladies of Another View," is diving deep into the heart of North Dakota and its adjacent regions with its feature presentation, “My Hometown.” Dedicated to showcasing the rich tapestries of Northern living, “My Hometown” offers viewers an intimate look at the state’s hidden gems and beyond. The program can be viewed on select Wednesdays at 9am CT on BEK TV and online a thttps://www.bek.news/. A full archive of episodes can be found at https://www.bek.news/myhometown.

BEK TV Launches Free Live and On Demand Streaming App

BEK TV Launches Free Live and On Demand Streaming App

BEK TV, a leading name in live sports and news broadcasting, is announcing the launch of its innovative streaming app, BEK TV+.  Designed to cater to viewer’s needs, the app allows users to view BEK TV sports and news broadcasts, both live and on demand, at no cost.

BEK TV Kicks Off High School Football Season with Expanded Live Telecasts

BEK TV Kicks Off High School Football Season with Expanded Live Telecasts

BEK TV, the largest broadcaster of high school and collegiate athletics in North Dakota since 2006, is thrilled to announce the kickoff of the high school football season!  BEK Sports Network is recognized as the state's premier sports broadcaster, bringing more than 400 live events to the screens of sports fans each year.

BEK TV Announces LIVE Coverage of Green Bay Packers Pre-Season Games

BEK TV Announces LIVE Coverage of Green Bay Packers Pre-Season Games

8/17/2023 Press Releases

BEK TV announces its continued commitment to bringing the Green Bay Packers closer to their fans in North Dakota. For the third consecutive year, BEK TV will broadcast live coverage of all three pre-season football games of the Green Bay Packers, partnering with the Packers TV Network.

BEK TV Produces Series of Reports Regarding CO2 Pipeline

BEK TV Produces Series of Reports Regarding CO2 Pipeline

BEK TV has begun broadcasting a new series called *Capturing America’s Heartland: CO2 Pipeline*.  The reports explore the concerns and benefits of a proposed high-pressure carbon dioxide pipeline that would be built in close proximity to residential North Dakota.  New reports will be released every Wednesday and Friday and will re-run at various times throughout the week.  All episodes can be viewed live online at [bek.news/capturingamericasheartland](https://www.bek.news/capturingamericasheartland), or in the archives.

BEK TV's "Dakota Cowboy" Picked Up by Global Rodeo Group

BEK TV's "Dakota Cowboy" Picked Up by Global Rodeo Group

BEK TV is excited to announce that its hit show, *Dakota Cowboy,* is now streaming on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Pro Rodeo YouTube channel, bringing the thrilling world of North Dakota rodeo to a wider audience.  Viewers can catch all action-packed episodes at [youtube.com/@PRCAProRodeo](mailto:youtube.com/@PRCAProRodeo).