Drivers who head between Southern California and Phoenix know the town of Blythe, Calif., and Quartzsite, Ariz., on the east side of the Colorado River.
There’s a silent FM radio station serving this area, and it’s just traded hands.
Licensed for 390 watts at 3,346 feet above sea level is KCNL-FM 105.9, licensed to Quartzsite.
It is presently owned by FMI Media, but a new owner is in place, as FMI is selling KCNL for $70,000.
The buyer is Marvin Vosper, who has made a refundable $2,000 deposit to MCH Enterprises.
At closing, Vosper is sending FMI a check for $12,000. The remaining funds will be held in a Promissory Note bearing 6% interest. It is a six-year note.
The deal gives Vosper his second radio station in the area. He is the owner of “Classic Oldies” KBUX-FM 96.5, licensed to Quartzsite. The station’s signal does not reach Blythe.