WRO Staff / Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 @ 9:29 a.m. / Business, Community

Bicoastal Media To Purchase Brookings Stations KURY AM and FM; Programming Changes Not Anticipated


Bicoastal Media, which operates several radio stations in Del Norte County, has acquired KURY AM and KURY FM from Eureka Broadcasting Co Inc.

KURY AM and KURY FM serve the Brookings and Harbor communities in Oregon. Bicoastal Media operates KCRE and KPOD AM and FM in Crescent City.

According to Larry Timpe, general manager of KCRE and KPOD, the marketing agreement between the two media companies was effective Aug. 1. Timpe told the Wild Rivers Outpost last week that Bicoastal Media is currently operating KURY AM and KURY FM.
Approval of the transaction from the Federal Communications Commission is still pending, according to Timpe.

From a Bicoastal Media press release:

Brookings OR,:                                                                    August 19, 2019

Bicoastal Media has entered into an agreement to purchase KURY AM and FM from Eureka Broadcasting Co Inc. 

The stations have been operated by the Papstein family since 2004. 

Bicoastal also operates KCRE and KPOD AM and FM in Crescent City and the combined group will be managed by Market Manager Larry Timpe. 

When reached for comment Brian Papstein, President of Eureka Broadcasting Co. said,” After 15 years of operating KURY AM and KURY FM, it’s time for another to have the chance to serve the Brookings and Harbor communities. We made many friends during our years and truly appreciate the opportunity you all gave us. Angie and I wish only the best for the communities we have come to know and will fondly reflect on our time owning and operating KURY Radio”. 

Veteran broadcaster Larry Timpe expressed his enthusiasm about the opportunity by saying,” I’m very excited about KURY Radio being a part of the Bicoastal Media family. KURY Radio fits our philosophy of being the ‘local’ radio station – Broadcasting High School Sports, supporting local groups and providing listeners with local information.  We pride ourselves in being involved in the places where we live and work and by being the go-to source for information when the community needs it most”. 

Bicoastal Media makes substantial investments in their stations to bring more product offerings, including digital and social media marketing solutions to their customers. No changes are anticipated to station programming. The stations will be operated under a local marketing agreement while the transaction is pending FCC approval.


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