EMF spins Missouri FM


SoldPollack Broadcasting Company has a deal with Educational Media Foundation that will allow it to add to its radio station cluster in the extreme southeastern portion of Missouri along the Mississippi River.

The station is WGCQ-FM Hayti MO. According to the contract for its sale, it has been silent pending its move to a new tower.

Pollack is headed by William, David and Robert Pollack. It will spend a modest $20K to get the station. $2.5K will be paid in cash at closing, and the remainder will be paid pursuant to terms of a promissory note with a rather brief 18-month term calling for payment on $1,106.16 monthly.

Pollack has numerous stations in the area, and four will have overlap with WGCQ, including KMIS-AM Portageville, KTMO-FM New Madrid and KCRV AM-FM Caruthersville, all in Missouri.

KCRV-FM is providing the new tower location for WGCQ. Licensed as a Class A on 98.7 MHz, it will be shifting parameters from 6 kW @ 220’ to 4.1 kW @ 291’. Pollack will also modify the station’s license to bring it back into the commercial realm – EMF had, of course, been operating it as a noncommercial station.