Houston Christian Giant Gobbles San Angelo Combo

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Houston Christian Broadcasters is celebrating 56 years of “of keeping him close by.” One year ago, as the religious nonprofit tells it, “The Lord opened a door for KHCB to expand its ministry with the purchase of three stations.”


Now, this Houston-based Christian Full Service operation is again broadening its coverage of the Lone Star State by acquiring an AM/FM combo in a town known as the home of Fort Concho. 

The locale is San Angelo, Tex., a city of roughly 101,000 that’s considered an oasis adjacent to the Permian Basin.

Here, a Class C1 FM on the commercial band and its Class C 1kw AM sibling have been serving the community with programming from the Christian-themed KCBI Radio Network.

KCBI is based at Dallas’ Criswell College, with its programming airing on KCRN-AM & FM in San Angelo since March 2014, when locally originated content was dropped from the lineup.

Now, KCRN-AM & FM are set to swap the KCBI Radio Network for KHCB’s schedule of Christian-themed shows and music.

The seller is First Dallas Media, and along with the AM/FM combo is translator K232FG in San Angelo.

It is earning $205,000 from the sale of the facilities to HCB. A $10,000 deposit has been made to Media Services Group, the escrow agent in this transaction.

Bill Whitley of MSG served as the broker in this transaction, representing First Dallas Media.