Eagle Files with FCC to Acquire Three Radio Stations

HAYS – Eagle Communications, the parent company of Hutchinson radio stations KWBW, KHUT and KHMY has signed an agreement to purchase radio stations in Manhattan and Junction City, recently recognized by the Census Bureau as one of the fastest growing areas in the state.

An application has been submitted to the Federal Communications Commission for the purchase of 1420 AM-KJCK, Power Hits 97.5-FM- KJCK, and KQLA- Q103.5 -FM from Platinum Broadcasting.


”We are very excited about the acquisition of these radio properties,” commented Gary Shorman, President and CEO of Eagle Communications. “The stations have had long-standing, historical success and have a very talented staff. This combination of stations is also a perfect complement to our portfolio of broadcast assets and their location and coverage area are ideal for our company footprint. They are a very good fit for Eagle.”

The stations, separately programmed, have a wide and varied audience appeal.

KQLA’s format is adult contemporary. KJCK-FM, playing the hottest hits, has consistently outperformed competing stations in Manhattan, Salina, and Junction City over the past 3 years. KJCK-AM features a news and talk format. Each station is known for a commitment to community news and participation in local events, similar to the work for which Eagle radio stations are known.

The transaction is subject to FCC approval and the two companies anticipate it closing in 60-90 days.

Eagle Communications, Inc. is a Kansas based Media and Broadband Services Company with over 250 employee-owners. The company operates 25 radio stations in Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri as well as cable TV systems in Kansas and Colorado. The company also offers e-business solutions, web hosting, high-speed Internet, telephone services, and wireless Internet. For more information log on to http://www.eaglecom.net.