Honolulu deal will Blow Up an FM-AM simulcast


A new AM duopoly is being created in the Honolulu HI market, giving KUMU-AM a new AM partner and severing its relationship with KUMU-FM. The AM station is going from Ohana Broadcast Company to Blow UP LLC.

The seller is part of Frontier Radio Management, headed by Jason R. Wolff. The buyer is headed by Duane K. Kurisu.

The price for the station will be $250K cash.

Not surprisingly, the call letters are not part of the deal – Blow Up had thirty days from the day the contract was signed to inform the seller of its choice for a new set of call letters.

The 1500 kHz facility will double up with Sports 1420 KKEA-AM.

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