WDAZ is one of the few stations in the country that still signs off at night, and does not show World News Now. It is also known for pre-empting most airings of NBA Countdown on Sunday mornings during the NBA season in favor of paid programming.
WDAZ is also known for its coverage of University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux athletics. WDAZ airs a weekly sports program, Sioux Sports Extra with Jody Norstedt for Fighting Sioux football and basketball,featuring interviews, highlights, and previews. The station also produces telecasts in conjunction with the University of North Dakota both for its own airwaves and a cable network known as the Fighting Sioux Sports Network. This network, also known as FSSN, broadcasts Fighting Sioux hockey, football, and basketball games which are distributed on cable television by Midcontinent Communications and other cable systems in North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota. The Fighting Sioux Sports Network is also available all across the North American continent via Free-To-Air satellite. WDAZ Sports Director Pat Sweeney handles play-by-play commentating on FSSN.
A weekly program based on the athletics of the University of North Dakota, called Sioux Sports Extra, plays highlights and analysis for the school's football and basketball teams, along with interviews and previews. WDAZ formerly broadcast a political talk show called Agenda, which was primarily on local and regional issues. WDAY-TV produces a local outdoors show called Great Outdoors, seen occasionally on WDAZ.
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