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FCC approves sale of Kingston radio station

Oct 13, 2017 7:45 am

Ariél Zangla is reporting in the Daily Freeman the Federal Communications Commission has approved the sale of radio station WKNY-AM to the nonprofit Radio Kingston Corp. Former WDST-FM program director Jimmy Buff, who is the executive director of Radio Kingston, said the closing date for the sale has not been set. WKNY is being purchased from Townsquare Media for $500,000. Radio Kingston intends to launch a commercial-free platform “dedicated solely to a vibrant, just and healthy Kingston,” the group said. Programming will focus on "community storytelling, artistic and musical expression, conversation and connection." The group will keep all current WKNY hosts and launch new programming in early 2018. This is the second time in four years that WKNY has changed hands. The station went on-air for the first time in December 1939. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.