iFiber Communications is selling News/Talk “iFiberOne NewsRadio” 1030 KMAS/103.3 K277CZ Shelton WA to John & Rebecca Hansen’s Fjord Holdings LLC and Jeff Slakey’s The Anecdotalist LLC for $152,940.
The Hansens, who also own local magazine Tracing The Fjord, and Slakey will each own 50% of the station. The deal marks a return to KMAS for Slakey who started with the station as a part-time host in 2005 and rose to morning host in 2008 and later General Manager prior to his exit last May to join Tracing The Fjord as a reporter and media coordinator.
In a Facebook post announcing the sale, it is noted that KMAS will return to a Full Service Classic Hits format in the coming weeks.
Local cable operator iFiber Communications had merged with KMAS owner Olympic Broadcasting in 2016 with the station rebranding at that time to “iFiberOne NewsRadio“. KMAS serves the southern Puget Sound and southeast Olympic Peninsula.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-04-09)