GM buys station in Arizona resort town


Marvin Vosper is described on the KBUX-FM website and the station’s general manager and LMA partner. But before too long, he’ll be able to update the second half of that description to owner.

KBUX-FM plays Classic Hits and Oldies from a Class A facility on 94.3 MHz, with 205 Watts and an HAAT of -161’. It’s licensed to Quartzsite, a town squarely in unrated territory on I-10 not far from Arizona’s border with California.

The seller is Maude J. Burdette, who is getting $230K for the station. Vosper is required to deposit $20K with her, and then will pay off the rest, plus 4% annual interest, via monthly payments of $700 until the account is settled.
KBUX says its city of license is a popular winter getaway. As such, it has a very broad target audience:

“We Want To Send A Warm Winter Welcome To All Our Winter Friends And Listeners: Snowbirds, Rockhounds, Explorers, Show Hosts/Hostesses, Hikers, Dirt Bikers, Hog Riders, Race Car Drivers, Vacationers, Exhibitors, Gem Experts (and Novices), Rock and Mineral Enthusiasts, Car Show Enthusiasts, RVers, Dog Lovers, Cat Lovers, Animal Lovers, Sun Seekers, Peace Seekers, Baby Boomers, River Rats, Pack Rats, Gypsies, Readers, Philanthropists, Students, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Politicians, Morticians, Dead Heads, Tax Evaders, Workaholics, Wise Guys (and Women), Dim-Wits, Blue Collars, White Collars, War Mongers, Peace Nicks, Senators, Congressmen, Rock Idols, American Idols, Shut Ins, Dropouts, Friendless, Campers, Trappers, Hunters, and Gun Owners, Homeless, Penniless, Depressed, Oppressed, Recessed, Dead-Beats, Athletes, Protestants and Catholics, Tax Collectors, War Vets, Photographers, Biographers, Artists, Songwriters, Musicians, Preachers, Teachers, Police, Mayors, Council Members, Housewives, Evolutionists, Creationists, Atheists, Doctors, Meat-Eaters, Vegetarians, Long Hair No Hair, Everybody From Everywhere… Welcome Back To Our Less Than Usual Town Of… Quartzsite, Arizona! A Place We Call Home!”