KSID PURCHASED FROM FAMILY ESTATE
An estate situation is resolved in Nebraska, where the four children of now-deceased owner Mary Elizabeth Young decide how to handle the AM/FM/translator combo she had in Sidney, Nebraska. Mary Elizabeth Young died in October 2013 and her daughter Elizabeth Kumm has been handling the estate. Elizabeth, her sister Barbara Gutshall and brother David Young agree that another sister, Susan Ernest, will take over the stations, along with Susan’s husband James. So the short version is, Susan and James’ “Dead-Short Broadcasting” is buying the stations from the estate that owns KSID Radio Inc. The AM and FM do a lot of simulcasting, but thousand-watt KSID is imaged as country “1340 the Fort” while Class C1 KSID-FM is classic rock “98.7 the Blast.” They share programs like the 6am-8:30am Dave, Scott & Suzy show and the hour-long Swap Shop that follows, and the “More Music Afternoon with Dave Collins.” But the AM does sports and country in the evenings. The translator puts out 170 watts at 95.7 and ID’s itself once an hour as K239BE. The deal terms are generous – a stretched-out 20-year note where Dead-Short makes monthly payments of $3,757.08, at 4% interest.
source: Tom Taylor Now, 3/30/15.