A Silent Lone Star AM Gets A New Owner


Where U.S. 287 and U.S. 96 meet is the Texas town of Lumberton, due north of Beaumont. Here, a silent AM with 3 towers is being sold, and it’s the lead item of business in Transactions Today from RBR+TVBR.

With 2kw during daylight hours and 270 watts at night, KLLS-AM 1300 is licensed to serve Lumberton.

Yes … the call letters are in homage to WLS, which aired a Top 40 format from May 2, 1960 until August 23, 1989. In June 2016, KLLS relaunched as “Music Radio Double-L S.” It didn’t stick, and in February 2017 the station went dark, not returning to the air for a year.

Four days later, equipment problems tied to Hurricane Harvey silenced KLLS again. It briefly returned in November 2018, but as of this writing remains dark.

Now, Christopher Boone and his Southeast Texas Telecom are selling KLLS to Carlos Lopez.

To acquire the station, Lopez is agreeing to a negotiable promissory note valued at $125,527.32, with an annual interest rate of 8%. Payments will be made in 144 monthly installments of $1,358.77; a late fee of $250 will be imposed if any payment is at least 10 days past due.

Serving as the seller’s broker in this transaction is The License Store LLC.