Three years ago, a family feud of sorts ensued for Doris and Monte Miller. The longtime Kansas-based broadcasters dismissed two family members, son Christopher Miller and grandson Cale Miller, from the company. Then came barbs from Doris and Monte that Christopher Miller had unwisely expanded Rocking M Media‘s holdings to 32 stations between 2008 and 2018, putting the finances in a difficult position. There was also a April 2019 deal that never closed, with Doris and Monte Miller seizing control and taking the stations dark.
Today, Doris and Monte Miller are moving forward with a plan designed to ensure the family’s media holdings, which date to the 1880s, continue to generate profit while bringing luster back to a legacy that includes The A.Q. Miller Family School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University, named after Monte’s father.
Rocking M Media has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection.
Update: On May 11, 2022, Rocking M Media filed paperwork with the FCC amending its licensee status to “debtor in possession.”