Chisolm Trail Communications has taken its Classic Hits “K-Hits” simulcast 1400 KEBE/104.7 K284CT Jacksonville and 1580 KTLU/103.9 K280CL Rusk TX off the air ahead of an impending sale.
William Wachter, Mike Greene and Julie Harrison’s Chisolm Trail Broadcasting had purchased the stations in October 2020 for $100,000. Chisolm Trail also owns Classic Hits “K-Hits 95.5” KOME-FM Tolar/106.5 KITT Meridian TX.
As part of a post on the station’s Facebook page, morning host Jack Parsons wrote, “I’ve had the pleasure of being part of your world while your local radio stations were being looked at by potential buyers. A deal has been struck. Today, Friday July 15th, will be the last day of active broadcasting for a while on KTLU 1580 AM AND 103.9 FM and KEBE 1400 AM AND 104.7 FM. Tomorrow morning, the music will stop… the DJs and shows along with their sponsoring advertisements will no longer be heard.” He continued later stating, “The new owners seem like good people. I don’t know what their format will be, but we have to turn things off to perform proper maintenance and upgrades. They said they have plans to bring the stations back on the air once the upgrades are in place.”
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-07-18)