Texas collegiate FM deal filters through the FCC


This one has been percolating for awhile. The contract The University of Texas at Austin filed to sell KUTX-FM to Texas Tech University was originally struck back in September 2008 – by now, the calls are out of date. The San Angelo TX FM is now known as KNCH-FM.

The price of the station is $350K cash.

UT at Austin did not sell the call letters as part of the deal. It has already put the KUTX calls on a new FM licensed to Somerville TX, a community roughly between Austin and Houston.

It also continued to program the station via an LMA. It has been a satellite of the seller’s KUT-FM Austin.

The seller was also responsible for constructing a pending CP, which would take the 90.1 MHz Class C2 from 5 kw up to 6 kw, but lower the antenna from an HAAT of 909’ to 820’.

Texas Tech already owns a pair of FM stations in Lubbock TX.

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