First Broadcasting Files Purchase Papers For Seattle Move-In With FCC
December 7, 2006 at 5:47 AM (PT)
The deal to sell Hot AC KMCQ (Q-104)/THE DALLES, OR from MID-COLUMBIA BROADCASTING INC. to FIRST BROADCASTING has been filed with the FCC in another step toward the station's move to the SEATTLE market (with new city of license COVINGTON, WA) in 2007. The price will be $5.1 million if closed before MARCH 31 and $5.3 million if closed afterward.
The filing follows a settlement that will see MERCER ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL's noncommercial KMIH/MERCER ISLAND-SEATTLE move from 104.5 to 88.9 FM to make way for KMCQ's move north. On TUESDAY, KMCQ GM JOHN HUFFMAN told listeners in an on-air announcement that the station's last day in THE DALLES will be MARCH 30 and that the station plans to fire up its new 25 kw SEATTLE signal on APRIL 1.