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Simmons Acquires Missoula Stations

SImmons Media Spanish Peaks Montana Radio Trail 103.3 KDTR U104.5 KKVU 105.9 JackFM KYJKSimmons Media is acquiring the three stations and two translators in Missoula, MT owned by Spanish Peaks Broadcasting.

AAA “Trail 103.3” KDTR Florence, Hot AC “U104.5” KKVU Stevensville, Variety Hits “105.9 Jack-FM” KYJK Missoula, “ESPN Montana” 102.9 K275BS Missoula/KKVU-HD4 and 105.3 K287AW Hamilton will be transferred to Simmons affiliate Missoula Broadcasting for the absolution of loans owed by Spanish Peaks to Simmons. Simmons will begin operating via Time Brokerage Agreement on December 1.

Simmons had operated the stations via LMA with option to buy from 2005 until 2010, but had not exercised their option due to the recession. Spanish Peaks operator Kevin Terry will continue to own stations in Great Falls and Helena via his Montana Radio Company and his JLD Media recently purchased two stations in Boise.

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