On May 25, RBR+TVBR shared the story of Mario Rangel, a key employee at COVID-19-impacted South Texas Radio and the chief of the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department in Uvalde, Tex. Rangel had just departed the elementary school his daughter attends when a gunman entered the school and opened fire. His daughter was safe; 19 Robb Elementary students perished.
Roughly one month later, another crisis arrived for Rangel: South Texas Radio ceased operations. Now, the licensee has sold its stations at a valuation lower than the average plane ticket.