Woof Boom Radio is purchasing 106.7 WKHL West Lafayette IN from Educational Media Foundation for an undisclosed amount.
Jim Stone will join the company to serve as Managing Partner for Woof Boom Radio Lafayette. Stone most recently ended 17 years in mornings at Midwest Family Broadcasting’s Rock “104.9 The X” WXRX Rockford IL and as OM/PD for other stations in that cluster. He also has programmed 107.5 WZZQ Terre Haute IN.
EMF’s “K-Love” Christian AC programming will continue to be heard in the Lafayette market on 88.9 WLXJ Lafayette.
Announcing the acquisition of WKHL 106.7 FM, West Lafayette, Woof Boom Radio continues its mission to build out great locally managed and owned radio stations. Woof Boom Radio began with a vision of great radio that focuses on service to the local community. Woof Boom, with this newest addition, becomes a station group operating in three markets in Indiana and Ohio.
Pending FCC approval, Educational Media Foundation (EMF) will sell WKHL FM, West Lafayette to Woof Boom Radio.
The station will be run by Woof Boom Radio Lafayette Managing Partner, Jim Stone. Stone, a long-time radio veteran returns to Lafayette. “We will program and format this station to meet the needs of the people of Lafayette”. Stone continued, “This is a rare opportunity to create a station from the ground up, and once we do, we will build it and then run it to serve the listeners of Lafayette.”
The acquisition of WKHL follows last month’s acquisition announcement by Woof Boom Radio of The Childers Media Group in Lima, Ohio.
Stone is the former program director, operations manager, and on-air personality for a group of radio stations in Rockford, Illinois. “I worked with Jim Stone for nearly a decade. He is a natural leader and a great broadcaster,” Woof Boom Radio President J Chapman remarked. “Jim, as part of our ownership group, will not only be invested in the community, but I know that he will work to make a difference in Lafayette.”
The station is anticipated to close in late 2017.