Stephens Media will pay $10.725 million for Ingstads’ twelve stations and two translators in Kennewick/Richland/Pasco and Yakima WA. Original Report 4/2: Stephens Media Group has agreed to purchase fourteen stations in the Kennewick/Richland/Pasco and Yakima markets from Ingstad Radio Washington for an undisclosed price. The deal will bring the Tulsa based Stephens up to 41 stations nationally including their home market and Rochester and Watertown NY. Stephens began operating the stations via LMA on Sunday, April 1. The stations involved in the deal are: Kennewick/Richland/Pasco: Country “94.9 The Wolf” KIOK Richland, AC “95.7 More-FM” KKSR Walla Walla, CHR “Power 99.1” KUJ-FM Burbank, Classic Rock “Eagle 106.5” KEGX Richland, Classic ...[Read More]
Radio Yakima has swapped frequencies at its two AM stations. Classic Country “1390 The Tractor” KTCR has moved to 980, while Conservative Talk “K-USA” 980 KBBO moves to 1390. Dewey Boynton, OM of Radio Yakima, tells the Yakima Herald that the move was made to give the Tractor “better sound quality”. 980 operates with 5kW day and 500 watts night, while 1390 runs 5kW day and 390 watts night.