Lots of spinning wheels tied to EMF spin-off


Pollack Broadcasting Company is getting WPLX-AM from noncommercial Contemporary Christian specialist Educational Media Foundation. But the station is coming not so much with strings attached, but with its city of license, Turrell AR, attached. EMF has conditioned the $250K sale on Pollack’s agreement to keep the station in the town northwest and across the Mississippi from Memphis, at least until EMF successfully moves its own keeper station, KKLV-FM, to a new city of license. Pollack will have motivation to leave the AM there for the time being, anyway – it is planning to move its own station, WPLX-FM, from Germantown TN to Turrell. By the time all the moving parts settle, one old-fashioned AM-FM combo will have been dissolved and another formed.