KEIN-A/Great Falls Off The Air After Legal Dispute, Alleged Vandalism
January 21, 2011 at 4:26 AM (PT)
MUNSON RADIO Adult Standards KEIN-A/GREAT FALLS, MT has gone dark, and the reasons involve an alleged break-in and a court judgment.
The GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE and CBS affiliate KRTV report that property owner CREED EVANS reported on JANUARY 16th that someone had broken into the transmitter building and switched the station off, but licensee MUNSON RADIO Pres. STEVEN DOW said that when he came to the station to try and get the station back on the air, he was locked out with the locks changed and court documents on the door saying that EVANS had obtained a default judgment against MUNSON RADIO for failure to maintain the property, pay for repairs, or insure it to the proper level. For his part, EVANS said that he did not have the station turned off and that it is not in his interest to have the station silent.
The TRIBUNE reports that both parties will wait for the court to rule on a stay of execution of the judgment ordering DOW off the premises.