SIDNEY, NE — A Nebraska media company is expanding its footprint in the state.

Flood Communications announced Tuesday that it acquired KSID AM/FM, a pair of radio stations in Sidney.  The company also announced it is launching its Western Nebraska News Bureau in Sidney.

“Suzy Ernest and her family have successfully operated KSID for decades,” Flood Communications Founder Mike Flood said in a news release. “The station has enjoyed a great home in Sidney and that won’t change. We will continue to fulfill an important role in the community, covering news that impacts Sidney and its surrounding areas.”

CEO Andy Ruback says the company's expansion to Sidney fits its mission of connecting communities across the state.

“At Flood Communications, we are committed to investing in underserved news markets across the region,” Ruback said.

With the acquisition of KSID, Flood Communications now operates 10 radio stations and seven television stations.  The company owns News Channel Nebraska, the only in-state, independent television network of its kind in the country.  Flood Communications founder Mike Flood is a former Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature.

KSID has been on air since 1952.

News Channel Nebraska is owned by Flood Communications.