The Nebraska Rural Radio Association (NRRA), with its flagship station KRVN in Lexington, has reached an agreement to buy seven more radio stations in Nebraska.
The deal includes six stations in the Scottsbluff market and one station in Holdrege. The seller, Legacy Communications, has agreed to the deal, which still has to be approved by the Federal Communications Commission.
“We are very excited to add these stations to our other 10 stations and translators across the state,” NRRA Chief Operating Officer Tim Marshall said. “I appreciate how Legacy Communications worked with us on this project.”
The sale includes the Scottsbluff stations of KMOR (93.3 fm), KETT (99.3 fm), KOZY (101.3 fm), KHYY (106.9 fm), KOAQ (690 am), and KOLT (1320 am), as well as KUVR (1380 am) and translator 96.9 fm in Holdrege.
NRRA began operating the stations Friday under a local marketing agreement with Legacy, while waiting for the Federal Communications Commission to approve the sale later this year.
The Nebraska Rural Radio Association is the only radio group in the nation that is owned by a cooperative of farmers and ranchers, the announcement said. Along with flagship station KRVN in Lexington, the NRRA includes KNEB in Scottsbluff, KTIC in West Point, KAMI in Cozad and KAWL/Max County in York. In addition to the radio stations, the NRRA also has production studios on the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln.
The NRRA-owned Rural Radio Network reaches six states, with additional affiliates in Chadron, Sidney, Nebraska City, Beatrice and Fairbury.