Flood Communications to host grand opening at new Sidney studios this week

SIDNEY - Three months after the final broadcast in their Legion Park studios, Flood Communications announced a grand opening date for the new Sidney studios on Friday.

The media company, which operates 10 radio stations and seven television stations across Nebraska, will host an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 836 10th Ave. in downtown Sidney.

The event will include a free-will donation hot dog feed benefiting the Sidney Park Project, a ribbon cutting with the Cheyenne County Chamber and prize giveaways. Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014 will be parked at Hickory St. Square. The legendary locomotive is staying overnight in Sidney and will leave 8 a.m. Aug. 6.

KSID-FM, 987 The Big Boy, was named after the UP locomotive. The new radio station brand celebrates the area's history on the railroad as the "toughest town on the tracks."

Flood Communications announced in September 2020 they would be moving the studios from Legion Park to downtown Sidney. They acquired KSID Radio from Suzy Ernest and Dead-Short Broadcasting in Oct. 2019. 

The studios in the city park were in operation for nearly 70 years and act as a transmitter site for the southern Nebraska panhandle radio stations today.

Flood Communications owns News Channel Nebraska, the only in-state, independent television network of its kind in the country.