Larry H. Miller Communications Corporation owns indy KJZZ-TV Salt Lake City, and now has a deal to acquire a troubled AM-FM pair in the same market.
The stations are KZNS AM-FM, licensed to Salt Lake City and Coalville, respectively. The stations were formerly part of the portfolio of ownership partners Christophor Devine and Bruce Buzil, among others. The pair used licensee names similar to 3 Point Media and Millcreek Broadcasting for their SLC-area holdings.
Selling the stations to Miller is the SLC Divestiture Trust I, headed by W. Lawrence Patrick, Trustee.
KZNS-AM is a Class B on 1280 kHz with 50 kW-D, 670 W-N, DA2. It does a decent job covering SLC proper. The FM is a Class C on 97.5 MHz with 89 kW @ 2,123’. It is oriented to the east of the city and doesn’t quite throw a primary signal over the western portion of the urbanized area. Both broadcast a sports format.
Patrick is shopping three additional 3 Point/Millcreek FM stations. KJQN-FM Coalville has a signal mirroring that of KZNS-FM, while KAUU-FM Manti and KUDE-FM Nephi are oriented to the south and only partially cover the SLC market.