Louisiana AM Seeking New Site After Land Under Towers Sold
June 13, 2011 at 3:59 AM (PT)
MERCHANT BROADCASTING Sports KEZM-A/SULPHUR-LAKE CHARLES, LA is looking for a new transmitter site after the land under its towers was sold for construction of apartments, reports NBC affiliate KPLC-TV/LAKE CHARLES.
Owner BRUCE MERCHANT told the TV station that his operation is in danger of closing if he can't find a new location. "It's a real possibility," he said. "It's more likely to happen than me being able to come up with $50,000 or $60,000 to rebuild the towers somewhere else in town." He said he has until about the end of the year to find a new site.