Report: Deal Reached To Keep KBAC/Santa Fe AAA And Local
March 27, 2007 at 5:51 AM (PT)
The SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN reports that noncommercial KSFR/SANTA FE GM DAL DEARMIN has partnered with his brother and three employees of crosstown AAA KBAC (RADIO FREE SANTA FE) to buy KBAC and keep it local.
CLEAR CHANNEL sold KBAC and Jazz KSFQ (THE CAT) to EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION, raising fears in the community that the station would flip to satellite-delivered Contemporary Christian in the manner of other EMF purchases, but DEARMIN; brother TOM; and KBAC GM IRA GORDON, GSM LISA CLARK, and host HONEY HARRIS (as RADIO FREE SANTA FE LLC) say they have a deal to buy KBAC from EMF and keep it local. No price was disclosed for the deal.