Parsons Media Group, LLC, has signed a time brokerage agreement Wednesday (Aug. 5) with SKIL Resource Center, Inc., to assume management of radio stations KLKC-AM & KLKC-FM.
A time brokerage agreement is a lease arrangement which allows Parsons Media Group to take over operations of KLKC Radio from SKIL pending finalization of the sale by the Federal Communications Commission. The two groups agreed to the purchase on June 23.
Dr. Wayne Gilmore and Greg Chalker, partners in Parsons Media Group, have announced that Karen Cantrell, longtime KLKC staffer, will assume duties as station manager, with assistance from Annette Tucker.
Parsons Media Group will take over operation of the stations at 12:01 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 6).
"We are going to do our best to make KLKC-AM and FM ‘Parsons’ radio stations,’” Dr. Gilmore, a doctor of optometry in Parsons, said. “We are assuming a great responsibility and will do our part to continue the legacy.”
Chalker has a past history with KLKC Radio, as he worked at the stations during his high school and college years in the early 1990s. Currently vice-president of sales at Grandview Products, Chalker is looking forward to being back in the radio business.
"It's exciting to have the opportunity to be a part of our area's rich radio history,” Chalker said. “I am honored to be affiliated with KLKC.
"I am excited to see what the future holds for KLKC. Hopefully we can bring positive change to the station while holding on to the traditional programs that have created loyalty among our listeners and advertisers."
KLKC-FM broadcasts at 93.5 MHz, while KLKC-AM operates at 1540 KHz. The stations have broadcast Parsons High School football and basketball, as well as Labette Community College Basketball, University of Kansas football and basketball, Kansas City Chiefs football and Kansas City Royals baseball.
KLKC-FM – or MAX-FM – currently plays the top hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, with KLKC-AM – or Katy Country – featuring classic country music favorites.