Alpha picks up nine from Access.1


SoldA quintet of stations in Shreveport LA and a quarter\t in Tyler-Longview TX are heading to Alpha Media as CEO Larry Wilson continues to expand his group. Broker: George Reed and Bill Whitley of Media Services Group (seller).

The Shreveport portion of the deal will bring in an AM and four FMs, including KOKA-AM, KBTT-FM, KDKS-FM, KLKL-FM, and KTAL-FM.

It’ll be FMs all the way in Tyler-Longview, with KOOI-FM, KOYE-FM, KKUS-FM and KYKX-FM all moving.

Access.1 is headed by Chesley Dorsey-Maddox.

Wilson commented, “I’ve known Chesley Maddox-Dorsey for a long time. She’s a great person with superb integrity, and it’s a tremendous honor for us to be buying stations from Access 1. I’ve been continually impressed with the quality of people ‘’ve met and their passion for the industry; it fits right in our sweet spot for live and local radio, and we are very much looking forward to the acquisition.”

Said Dorsey-Maddox, Larry Wilson continues to display the dynamism that has earned him the best-in-cclass title for our industry. With our sale to Alpha Media, our employees, listeners, and advertising partners in East Texas and Shreveport will have the opportunity to work with a visionary group of media professionals with a demonstrated track record of success. We are thrilled that we could pass our baton to this incredibly imaginative company that will maintain that intimate connection with listeners and advertisers that we have come to cherish.”

Terms of the deal weren’t released.