Salem Hits The Streetz With Little Rock Lock


There’s an 850-watt Class A FM serving Arkansas’ largest metropolitan area that uses the tagline, “We R Hip HOP.”

That’s certainly set to change, thanks to a transaction filed Tuesday (3/13) with the FCC.

The incoming owner is Salem Media Group, and it’s a safe bet “Streetz” will be repaved once it closes on this deal.

In a deal that saw Eddie Esserman of Media Services Group represent the seller and Mark Jorgenson of Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage represent the buyer, Salem is acquiring KZTS-FM 101.1, licensed to the Little Rock suburb of Cammack Village, Ark., from Flinn Broadcasting.

Memphis-based Flinn is selling KZTS, branded as “Streetz 101.1,” for $1.1 million. A $55,000 deposit has been made by Salem.

The deal gives Salem control of a fourth facility in Little Rock. It owns Class A KDIS-FM 99.5, branded as “FaithTalk,” and Class C3 KKSP-FM 93.3, an affiliate of its Christian Pop network known as “The Fish.”

The third facility run by Salem in the market is Class C3 KHTE-FM 96.5, licensed to England, Ark. This station is operated via a Time Brokerage Agreement with Crain Media Group, and the relationship dates to 2015.

KZTS will cease its programming as of April 1, when Salem will assume control of the facility via an LMA.

Flinn’s other Little Rock-area properties include suburban Classic Hits KFLI-FM 104.7, and KWLR-96.9, an affiliate of the Educational Media Foundation’s KLOVE Christian AC format.