Bustos Media Reacquires Nine Washington Stations

Amador Bustos Media Adelante Latino 1210 KMIA 99.3 KDDS La Gran D Grande Seattle YakimaBustos Media is reacquiring nine stations in Washington State that were transferred to Adelante Media Group in 2010 for $6 million.

Returning to Bustos are:
Seattle: Regional Mexican “La Gran D 99.3” KDDS-FM Elma
Seattle: Spanish CHR “Latino 1210” KMIA Auburn-Federal Way
Kennewick/Pasco/Richland: Spanish CHR “Latino 96.7” KMMG Benton City
Kennewick/Pasco/Richland: Regional Mexican “La Gran D 97.9” KZTB Milton-Freewater, OR
Yakima: Regional Mexican “La Gran D” 96.9 KZTA Naches
Yakima: Spanish Adult Hits “Juan 1020” KDYK Union Gap
Wenatchee: Country “US 92.3” KZUS Ephrata
Wenatchee: Regional Mexican “La Gran D 95.9” KZML Quincy
Wenatchee: Talk “Hot Talk 730” KULE Ephrata

Bustos Media will begin operating the stations immediately via LMA. The nine stations will join the eleven current stations the company operates in California, Oregon, and Texas. Following the sale Adelante Media will continue to operate stations in Boise, Milwaukee, Modesto, Sacramento, and Salt Lake City.

Bustos Media defaulted on its loans from its lenders in 2010, who formed Adelante Media Group to operate the stations. Bustos would reacquire the comapny’s Portland, OR stations in 2011 from Adelante.

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