The deal gives Salem a nice AM tandem in DFW, as its talk station KSKY is effectively next-door on the dial at 660 AM. In DFW, Salem also owns contemporary-Christian powerhouse KLTY/94.9 FM; Christian-talk KWRD/100.7 FM “The Word”; Spanish Christian KTNO/1440 AM “Radio Luz”; and operates First Ventures Capital Partners’ biz-talk KVCE/1160 AM under a time brokerage agreement.
John Peroyea, regional vice president of operations for Salem, responded to a DFW.com email about plans for KMKI by saying, in essence, that it was too early to ask. At this point, KMKI is still playing Radio Disney, and it’s unclear when a change will happen. Peroyea said to “check in much later” about changes.
Disney announced last year that it was selling almost all of its remaining radio stations, and that it would focus on satellite and online platforms, which are where most of its young target audience listens to radio. Disney will hold onto its station in Los Angeles, KDIS-AM, according to Broadcasting & Cable, and the national feed of Radio Disney will originate from the station.
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Salem also purchased the Radio Disney station in Boston, according to RadioInsight.