Cumulus Media Partners To Reacquire KCHZ/KC From Trust
October 12, 2006 at 6:22 AM (PT)
A change in the number of stations assigned to the KANSAS CITY market has prompted CUMULUS to apply to the FCC to transfer Top 40-Rhythm KCHZ (95.7 THE VIBE)/OTTAWA, KS-KANSAS CITY from the KANSAS CITY TRUST, LLC back to CUMULUS MEDIA PARTNERS.
The trust remains the licensee of AC KMAJ/TOPEKA (moving into K.C. with city of license SHAWNEE, KS); the trust was formed when CUMULUS and its equity partners bought SUSQUEHANNA and had to spin off stations into a trust with an eye towards selling the stations to another party to comply with ownership limits in the KANSAS CITY metro. CUMULUS tells the Commision that a BIA analysis has increased the number of stations in the market to 45, enabling the partnership to reacquire the station.