May 21, 2007

Bonneville Sells KOIT/1260 To Immaculate Heart

Bonneville International's final remaining Bay Area broadcast property, KOIT/1260, has reportedly been sold to IHR Educational Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Immaculate Heart Radio, which describes itself as a "non-profit umbrella organization that operates a 24-hour Catholic Radio Network on the West Coast."

The reported sale price for the station is $14-million.

The station presently simulcasts KOIT/96.5's Lite Rock programming via the 1260 AM 5000-watt daytime, 1000-watt nighttime signal that was once the beloved KYA.

IHR also operates Catholic-programmed stations elsewhere in California, Nevada and New Mexico, including KWG/1230 in Stockton and KSMH/1620 in Sacramento. IHR may take over operation of the station in the next few weeks with an LMA in advance of final FCC approval of the sale.

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Blogger Georob said...

The Catholic Church is realizing what the protestant evangelicals have known for a long time, the power of radio. Unfortunately, in today's culture wars the content ends up being more political than inspirational.

I've listened to these "Catholic" stations in other markets once or twice and I kid you not, they're always talking about abortion.

I know you think he's a big phony David, but I'd have rather seen Verne "Chris Edwards" White take over 1260 with the KYA format. The fact that he couldn't put together some type of group to buy this weak frequency says a lot, I guess.

May 23, 2007 5:08 AM  

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