Santa Fe's 'Indie' Sold
May 16, 2007 at 5:44 AM (PT)
JAMES S. BUMPOUS' YELLOW DOG RADIO sells Variety KWRP (INDIE 101.5)/PECOS, NM and its booster in SANTA FE, NM to HUTTON BROADCASTING LLC for $700,000. The buyer owns KVSF-A/SANTA FE and KQBA/LOS ALAMOS in the market.
The station is presently LMA'd to local interests who program the eclectic "INDIE 101.5" format; the station's Web site is carrying a front-page message stating, "Wow. We just learned of the announcement that our frequency (101.5 FM) will be sold to a radio conglomerate who intends on piping in a generic, 'High Altitude Rock' format. We have been taken completely by surprise, as most of you probably have been. What we do know is INDIE, the music we play, our Staff, and the great connection we’ve built with SANTA FE is here now. We’re examining our options, so stay tuned for more as the situation develops! As always, thanks for listening, and thanks for supporting Locally Owned Radio!"
In other sales filed with the FCC, DFWU, INC. is selling Oldies KVLH-A/PAULS VALLEY, OK (60 miles south of OKLAHOMA CITY) to JIM HILLIARD's ARMSTRONG OF OKLAHOMA INC. for $125,000.
And B. RAY CARPENTER is selling FM translator K272AQ/ST. GEORGE, UT to CHERRY CREEK RADIO for $26,500. THe translator rebroadcasts CHERRY CREEK's Oldies KXFF (THE FOX)/COLORADO CITY, AZ.