Mark An ‘X’ On This Owner Move In Walmart’s Home Market


If there’s one thing to know about Northwest Arkansas, it is this: Walmart’s global headquarters are here. Serving Bentonville and Fayetteville is a Class A Alternative station licensed to Springdale, Ark.

It’s just been shifted to a new licensee … along with two AMs and a pair of FM translators.

In an asset purchase agreement dated Feb. 14 and filed with the Commission on Tuesday, Butler Broadcasting Company has agreed to part ways with the following stations:

  • Class A Alternative KXNA-FM 104.9
  • Class D daytimer KREB-AM 1190 in Bentonville, which uses 1 tower with 5kw during daylight hours and must power down after dark to protect WOWO-AM in Fort Wayne, Ind., and WLIB-AM in New York. It is an ESPN Radio affiliate, as “The Fan.” It is associated with silent FM translator K263CB at 100.5 MHz.
  • Class D KFFK-AM 1390 in Rogers, Ark., which recently aired a Talk format branded as “The Center” and is today Spanish-language Talk. Silent translator K264DA at 100.7 MHz is associated with the station.

The buyer is Rox Radio Group. 

That’s the group headed by John Lykins.

The seller is led by Manager Steve Butler.

The purchase price is just $18,718, and resolves debt obligations to the Internal Revenue Service associated with Butler Broadcasting.

There is no broker or finder associated with this transaction.