Scottsbluff Pair To Go Silent As Part Of Legacy Sale; While Others Swap Formats
The FCC filing gives many more details on Nebraska Rural Radio Association’s purchase of seven stations from Legacy Communications.
NRRA will pay $1.75 million for the stations with an LMA that took effect on November 1. As first reported by Northpine, AC “Sunny 99.3” KETT Mitchell and News/Talk 1320 KOLT Scottsbluff will be withheld from the LMA and go silent until the deal closes. Nebraska Rural Radio Association will attempt to sell the pair, otherwise they will turn in their licenses. The stations are exempt from the deal due to NRRA already owning Country “94.1 The Brand” KNEB-FM and Farm/Talk 960 KNEB/100.3 K262CU Scottsbluff.
The deal also triggered a series of format changes. The Classic Country formats of “101.7 The Trail” K269DO/KNEB-HD2 Scottsbluff and “690 The Legend” KOAQ Terrytown were consolidated on to 106.9 KHYY under the “Trail” brand replacing Country “Wild Country 106.9“. The News/Talk format of 1320 KOLT slid over to 690 KOAQ and 101.7 K269DO, with both AMs swapping call letters as well.
Original Report 11/1: Nebraska Rural Radio Association will acquire seven stations from Legacy Communications in western Nebraska.
NRRA, led by Tim Marshall and Craig Larson will purchase Rock 93.3 KMOR Gering, AC “Sunny 99.3” KETT Mitchell, CHR 101.3 KOZY-FM Bridgeport, Country “Wild Country 106.9” KHYY Minatare, Classic Country “690 The Legend” KOAQ Terrytown and News/Talk 1320 KOLT Scottsbluff all serving the Scottsbluff market and Oldies 1380 KUVR Holdrege.
No terms of the deal were disclosed other than Kalil & Co. serving as broker. Legacy will retain its stations in McCook, Tri-Cities, and North Platte NE. Nebraska Rural Radio Association owns nine stations and ten translators across the central and western parts of the state.
This is to announce that a contract has been signed and an application is being filed with the FCC for the transfer of radio stations KMOR-FM, KETT-FM, KOZY-FM, KHYY- FM, KOAQ-AM, and KOLT-AM, Scottsbluff; and KUVR-AM, Holdrege, all in Nebraska, from Legacy Communications, LLC to Nebraska Rural Radio Association.
The Seller, Legacy Communications, LLC, is a Nebraska-based company headed by Alan Usher.
The Buyer, Nebraska Rural Radio Association, is a Nebraska-based company headed by Tim Marshall and Craig Larson.
KMOR-FM operates at 93.3 kHz, with 100.0 kW at 1,020’ HAAT.
KETT-FM operates at 99.3 MHz, with 0.950 kW at 817’ HAAT.
KOZY-FM operates at 101.3 MHz, with 100.0 kW at 1,112’ HAAT.
KHYY-FM operates at 106.9 MHz, with 25.0 kW at 92’ HAAT.
KOAQ-AM operates at 690 kHz, with 1.0 kW day and 0.065 kW night.
KOLT-AM operates at 1320 kHz, with 5.0 kW day and 1.0 kW night.
KUVR-AM operated at 1380 kHz, with 0.500 kW day and 0.062 kW night.
KALIL & CO., INC. is the exclusive broker for this transaction.