Pappas To Take KMPH-A/Modesto Dark
August 20, 2010 at 4:03 AM (PT)
PAPPAS Talk KMPH-A (AM 840 KMPH THE PATRIOT)/MODESTO will go dark AUGUST 31st.
In an open letter to listeners, VP/GM JIM PAPPAS said, "Due to the ongoing national, state and local economic downturn, combined with the insufficient growth in revenue at KMPH-AM 840, our company is no longer willing to fund the continued growth and development of this radio station and its present rate of operating loss.... as with any private business, we must generate enough revenue to pay for this service. With this in mind, taking our radio station off the air is a decision we were compelled to make only after investigating every possible alternative until, in the face of difficult economic circumstances, no other decision was possible... When future circumstances permit, KMPH-AM will return to the airwaves.
KMPH signed on with Adult Standards in JULY 2006 after the move of sister KTRB-A from MODESTO into the SAN FRANCISCO market. It flipped to Talk in MARCH 2008.