105.9 Coos Bay

Station Sales Week Of 6/23: Sinclair Purchases KOMO-FM

Sinclair Broadcasting is exercising its option to purchase 97.7 KOMO-FM Oakville and 97.7 K249DX Redmond WA from South Sound Broadcasting for $6.75 million. Sinclair and predecessor Fisher Broadcasting have operated KOMO-FM since May 2009 via LMA as a simulcast of News 1000 KOMO Seattle. Hunt Broadcasting sells AAA “105.9 The Wave” KYSJ Coos Bay OR back to former owner Lighthouse Radio Group for $5,000 and the cancellation of all debts and financial obligations owed by Hunt to Lighthouse for the original purchase and studio and tower rental. Lighthouse, which also owns Christian “98.7 K-Light” KYTT Coos Bay, sold KYSJ to Hunt in 2015 for $135,000. John Hunt took KYSJ silent earlier this month due to his failing health. Educational Media Foundation is swapping 97.9 K...[Read More]

Oregon AAA To Launch With World Record Attempt

John Hunt will begin operations of 105.9 KYSJ Coos Bay OR on Monday, January 18 by attempting to set the world record for longest continuous on-air shift. Hunt purchased the station from Lighthouse Radio Group in October for $135,000 and will flip the station from Smooth Jazz to AAA while retaining its existing “105.9 The Wave” branding. When the station launches at 6:00am, Hunt will attempt to break the Guiness World Record for longest continuous on-air shift which currently stands at 198 hours or 8 days and 6 hours. Hunt will double as morning host for the station and intends to be staffed through 7pm at launch. The station is intending to focus on local artists with one played per hour along with a specialty show on the weekend. Hunt is also putting together a “South C...[Read More]