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By Dan Rudy 

KSTK awaits FCC approval for license transfer


January 18, 2018

A comparison of last year's expenditures and revenues between CoastAlaska member radio stations highlights the different level of support they receive from their communities, as well as their expenses. The smallest of the member communities, Wrangell's station depends more upon state and national funding sources to make ends meet.

WRANGELL – Radio station KSTK is now awaiting decision by the Federal Communications Commission on whether to approve a proposed acquisition by CoastAlaska, a regional service headquartered in Juneau.

Applications to transfer the station's four licenses were filed with the FCC in early December, with a public comment period ending last week. If approved, Wrangell Radio Group, whose board administers the local station, would transfer KSTK's physical assets along with its licensed channels to CoastAlaska as part of a sales agreement the two parties have made.

The sale came about primarily d...

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