Central Texas FM goes to tenant, AM goes away


Joseph K. Smitherman has been running KMIL-FM in Cameron TX since the summer of 2007, and now in addition to holding the reins he’ll also be holding the FCC licenses. The station serves an area roughly in the middle of four Texas Arbitron markets. At the same time, Smitherman is party to the sale of KTAE-AM in the same city of license.

The seller of KMIL is Roy E. Henderson. He’ll be picking up $400K cash for the station, which was LMA’d to Smitherman on 7/11/07 back when its call letters were KNVR.

The station is a Class C3 on 105.1 MHz, with 15 kW @ 328’. It nudges up to several markets. Bryan-College Station is to the east, Waco is north, Killeen-Temple is northwest and Austin is southwest. However, Superstar Country KMIL strives to serve its local area, making time for extremely local news – like the daily school lunch menu, for instance.

KMIL would form an old-fashioned AM-FM combo with KTAE-AM Cameron, licensed to Milam Broadcasting Company Inc., but Smitherman signed off on a deal to sell it to Gary L. Moss and his M&M Broadcasters Ltd. That deal is going down for $300K cash.

The 1330 station calls itself the Lone Star Legend, and it provides News and Talk programming to the same part of Texas. It’s website notes its ability to get into all of the same markets and makes special mention of Killeen-Temple. It has limited power – 500 W-D and 97 W-N with a non-directional antenna