EMF is purchasing KFMK/Austin (Spirit 105.9) from Crista Media. It’s expected EMF will takeover on Oct 31st and the switch flipped by Nov 1st. EMF already owns KLLR, KYLR, & KVLR all in the Austin market.
The sale is expected to close upon approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). K-LOVE programming on 105.9 is anticipated to commence in early November.
Please keep KFMK employees affected by the sale in your thoughts & prayers:
Steve Sunshine / PD mornings
Amy Byrd / Mornings
Mel Jones / GM
Lisa Keil / Marketing
Rachel Stevens / Donor Relations
Kathy Enfinger / Sales Mgr
Lisa Barry / Middays
Donna Cruz / Nights
Sam Kelly / Afternoons
Mac McClennahan / APD Weekends
Alysa Braswell / GM Executive Assistant
Tarah Parsons / Promotions Coordinator
CRISTA Media Vice President, TJ Malievsky: “After 10 incredible years, the time has arrived for our ministry to pass the baton to our friends at Educational Media Foundation. We prayerfully express our gratitude to the incredible people of greater Austin, including our dedicated SPIRIT 105.9 staff and loyal listeners. As our ministry streamlines our operations to be within our deep roots and footprint in the Pacific Northwest, we are excited to know that uplifting Christian music and messages will continue to be delivered to the Austin market.”
Seattle-based CRISTA Media, established in 1954, operates three stations in western Washington: SPIRIT 105.3 (KCMS), PRAISE 106.5 (KWPZ), and 630 KCIS, along with the allmomdoes digital platform and digital streaming stations SkyCountry Radio, LIFT Radio and Quiet Time Radio. In 2010, CRISTA Media acquired KFMK and converted the station to a Christian Adult Contemporary music format to serve greater Austin.