Thursday, October 19, 2006

WKBF/Quad Cities sold, will flip to Christian talk

UPDATED 10/20/06

The liberal talk radio of WKBF-AM 1270 will give way to a Christian talk format before the end of the year.

Mercury Broadcasting, which owns WKBF, sold the station for $150,000 this week to Quad-Cities Media, a one-man operation making his first move into broadcasting.

The switch should take place in mid- to late December.

WKBF had been managed by Clear Channel Communications’ Quad-City Radio Group, under a joint sales agreement. Larry Rosmilso, Radio Group general manager, said new FCC laws forbid the operation of more than six radio stations, and no more than four FMs, in the market. WKBF, whos ratings were the lowest of the group, was obviously the most expendable.


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