Apollo Radio Partners, a New York-based firm that owns Salt Lake country-western station KKAT (FM-101.9), is buying Salt Lake station KALL AM/FM for $1.88 million.
"There will be no changes at KALL," said Dana Horner, spokesman for Apollo, which has been operating KALL under a local marketing agreement since last year.The deal is subject to approval of the Federal Communications Commission, which is expected in December or January.
KALL is owned by Communications Investment Corp., principally held by the George C. Hatch family. The family also owns the Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden and has an interest in Salt Lake television station KUTV.
Horner said KKAT will move its operations into the KALL studios when the sale is completed.
Hatch said the family did not sell the KALL radio building and some other assets.
KALL-AM is talk-oriented, and KALL-FM switched to an oldies format last fall.