KZMG-FM, licensed to Melba, ID at 102.7 mHz and owned by Kevin Terry of JLD Media, is being sold to FM Idaho of Boise for $800,000. KZMG recently moved to the main Boise antenna farm at Deer Point. It moved from Elko, NV at 97.5 mHz to Melba at 102.7 mHz @ 85-kW. Hot AC “My 102.7” is playing non-stop music until the deal officially closes.
Said Darrell Calton of FM Idaho: “This station will provide impact with another full market signal. It will be an absolute perfect complement to our top rated flagship stations here in Boise, ID.”
Regional Mexican KINF-FM 100.7, licensed to Gooding, ID and owned by FM Idaho, moved to to Gooding/Twin Falls, ID at 99.1 mHz and is now Talk. It is being sold to local group owner Kim Lee, President of Lee Family Broadcasting, for $300K. The 100.7 frequency is now KPDA (Mountain Home) and stays with Impact (Reg Mexican).
These transactions are, in part, a result of the Rulemaking (MB Docket 06-72), adding new services and making changes to 15 stations in Nevada, Idaho, Oregon and Montana. Additional transactions will be announced shortly.
Kevin Terry, owner of JLD Media, was instrumental in the technical aspects to facilitate these deals.
Greg Merrill of Media Services Group was the broker. He tells RBR-TVBR: “This rule making (MB Docket 06-72) is a good example of moving stations around in order to provide maximum in market coverage to existing local broadcasters. Both FM Idaho, in Boise and Lee Family Broadcasting in Twin Falls will now have another full-coverage station in their market. This rule making proposal started in 2006. Kevin Terry was the engineer consultant that worked relentlessly to complete this project.”
Here’s some history from the move: