97.5 Rapid City

Gray Television Divests Schurz Clusters To Three Buyers

Gray Television has no intent on becoming radio operators. In its $442.5 million deal to acquire Schurz Communications, the company inherited radio clusters in Lafayette and South Bend IN and Rapid City SD. They have simultaneously filed to transfer each market to a different buyer. The Lafayette stations Rock 93.5 WKHY, Classic Hits 98.7 WASK-FM, CHR “B102.9” WXXB, Country “K105” 105.3 WKOA, and Sports “ESPN 1450” WASK will go to Neuhoff Communications for $8 million. The purchase is the first move of Neuhoff outside the state of Illinois where the company owns clusters in Danville, Decatur, and Springfield and agreed to purchase Connoisseur’s three Bloomington stations a few weeks ago. Neuhoff CEO Beth Neuhoff serves on the Gray Television Board ...[Read More]

Rapid City Gets Smashed

Homeslice Media Group has launched “Smash Hits 104.7/920” KKLS/K284BA Rapid City, SD. 920 KKLS had been simulcasting on 97.5 K248BT as Soft AC/Oldies “97.5 The Hills“. With New Rushmore Radio spinning off 920 and 104.7 along with Farm “810 The Ranch” KBHB Sturgis to Homeslice earlier this year, 97.5 stayed with New Rushmore and is now simulcasting CHR “Hot 93.1” KRCS Sturgis/Rapid City. To prevent confusion note there is no connection between any of these stations and Townsquare Media CHR “Hot 104.7” KKLS-FM Sioux Falls. Smash Hits is an 80s centric Classic Hits format devised by longtime Baltimore/Washington programmer Jason Kidd.