JUNEAU - CEO Richard Burns announced during a Rotary Club meeting Wednesday that Alaska Broadcast Communications, owner of radio stations KTKU Taku 105 and KJNO 630 AM, is buying the broadcasting licenses for KINY and KSUP.
Though Alaska Broadcast Communications is the parent company of Taku 105 and KJNO 630 AM, the name listed on the Federal Communications Commission Web site for the company purchasing KINY and KSUP was Juneau Alaska Communications LLC.
According to a notice on the FCC site, applications had been filed for the transfer of licenses from Alaska-Juneau Communication Inc. to Juneau Alaska Communications LLC of radio stations broadcasting throughout Southeast Alaska in the communities of Juneau, Kake, Angoon, Hoonah and Skagway.
The transfer in ownership is possible due to the addition of KXLJ 1330 AM, which widens the Juneau radio market enough that ownership of KINY and KSUP would not constitute a monopoly.
According to FCC media ownership rules, a single party may not own, operate or control more than 50 percent of the commercial stations in any market.
Applications for transfer of broadcast license must be made 45 days in advance of the proposed transfer date to allow for a public comment period. Public comments can be made to the FCC. To file an electronic comment, visit the FCC Web site at www.fcc.gov/cgb/ecfs/.
The stations being purchased by Juneau Alaska Communications, LLC are: KSUP broadcast on 106.3 and K300AB 107.9 in Juneau; KINY on 800 in Juneau; K278AC on 103.5 in Kake; K279AF on 103.7 in Haines and Skagway; K280DX on 103.9 in Angoon; K280ED on 103.9 I in Hoonah; and K284AM on 104.7 in Skagway.