KGEZ-A Shuts Down Operations
September 25, 2009 at 4:57 AM (PT)
SKYLINE BROADCASTERS Talk KGEZ-A/KALISPELL, MT has been shut down and taken off the air, just a few days after a federal bankruptcy judge ordered the station to liquidate its assets.
THE GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE reports "station owner JOHN STOKES had filed for bankruptcy in MARCH after a FLATHEAD COUNTY jury in late 2008 ordered him to pay $3.8 million to two businessmen for defaming them on his radio show. In APRIL, the Office of the U.S. Trustee asked to convert STOKES’ Chapter 11 filing to a Chapter 7 liquidation, saying STOKES’ financial statements excluded numerous assets and debts."