The Federal Communications Commission granted formal approval July 15 for the transfer of six radio station licenses from Connoisseur Media to Desert Mountain Broadcasting of Billings. Desert Mountain Broadcasting is owned by Billings native Cameron C. Maxwell and was founded in July of 2018. Radio stations involved in the sale are:
KPLN-FM (Planet 106.7); KWMY-FM (MY-105.9); KRZN-FM (96.3 The Zone);
KRKX-FM (94.1 K-SKY); KYYA-AM (News/Talk 730 KYYA) and KBLG-AM (ESPN 910 KBLG AM).
Maxwell said that the $3 million-dollar acquisition will benefit the Billings economy. “I partnered with local banks, local attorneys, accountants, insurance agencies and others to make this a smooth, successful transition,” he said, adding “It will bring about job creation in the future as we move forward. And, being a completely local radio group will strengthen our brand and our commitment to our listeners. Radio is a very intimate medium, connecting listeners to their community – and local radio does that best. We look forward to serving our friends, clientele and business partners in the years ahead.”
Desert Mountain Broadcasting expects to announce additional acquisitions in the near future.