EMF Scores A Big Bluegrass State Signal

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Educational Media Foundation‘s quest to bring its Christian Contemporary KLOVE noncommercial format to as many underserved U.S. markets continues.


While KLOVE’s newest markets include such big metropolitan areas as Washington, D.C., and New York, listeners in a large portion of Kentucky — and those in Evansville, Ind. — will soon be able to hear the home of veteran air personality Jeff Detrow and the likes of Lauren Daigle, Newsboys, Third Day and Chris Tomlin with ease.

Until now, those in Central City, Ky., would need to tune to WKYF-FM 92.1 in Fredonia, Ky., just east of Paducah; or WKVN-FM 95.3 in Corydon, Ky., a Evansville-centric facility; to try to tune in to KLOVE.

No more.

Big Class C1 100kw WQXQ-FM 101.9 in Central City is being acquired by EMF from Radio Active Media. A $617,000 purchase price has been agreed upon, and a $30,850 deposit has been made.

That’s the Andy Anderson-led entity that is linked to William Langer Gokey, who recently sold off all of his Michigan assets.

Anderson hired Anne Goodwin Crump of Fletcher Heald & Hildreth as legal counsel to help get the EMF sale consummated; as has been the case for most EMF deals of late, Paige Fronabarger of Wilkinson Barker Knauer served as its legal counsel.

KLOVE will compete for audience against an FM translator for WAY FM that serves Central City, while gaining Owensboro, Ky., as a major population center.