A lot of people are in a giving mood on Valentine’s Day – and a wide range of gifts tend to be exchanged, most of a romantic nature, and mostly between men and women, and boys and girls. But on this occasion, the gift was from one religious noncom to another and the gift was a radio station.
The station is KLJG-FM CP, licensed to Simmesport LA. It was originally part of the 10-station deal in which the American Family Association bailed out struggling noncom newcomer Network of Glory, which succeeded in getting a number of FM stations and CPs for FMs, but was having trouble keeping them going.
AFA has decided to give one of the ten away – it is being donated to Joy Christian Communications Inc., headed by Ed Smith. JCN is the noncommercial licensee of three stations, including an AM and an FM in Alabama, an AM in Mississippi. It is also acquiring a Tennessee AM in a deal that is pending.
Now it will be getting KLJG, and AFA made no bones about tying it to February 14. The group stated it right there in the contract: “The Gift Made February 14, 2012, on the Feast of St. Valentine.”
The station is to be a Class A on 90.1 MHz with 3.7 kW @ 387’.