NE RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION. BUYS KAWL/KTMX, YORK
The Nebraska Rural Radio Association announced today that it has reached an agreement to purchase radio stations KAWL and KTMX in York from Mark Jensen, president of MWB Broadcasting.
"We're very excited to add KAWL and KTMX to our family of stations," said NRRA General Manager Craig Larson. "Mark has done a tremendous job with these stations. He is a well respected broadcaster in the state. We plan to continue that same level of community involvement in York and the surrounding area."
Jensen has owned KAWL and KTMX for over a decade.
“My number one mission with the radio stations in York Nebraska was to super serve the Greater York area with quality programming of news, weather and sports,” Jensen said. “I’m glad to know that the Nebraska Rural Radio Association will continue on with that mission in mind. I would also like to thank the many listeners and customers that have supported these stations through the years knowing that you are a part of the 235 million listeners who tune in to their local radio each and every day to stay informed.”
NRRA's flagship station is KRVN AM and FM in Lexington. Other stations include KNEB AM and FM in Scottsbluff, KTIC AM and FM in West Point and KAMI AM in Cozad.
"Our mission has always been to serve agriculture and rural Nebraska," Larson said. "KAWL and KTMX will help us reach more listeners and help us to better serve our mission."
Dick Chapin of Chapin Enterprises brokered the sale, which is subject to final
approval by the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C.