Salem Media is selling contemporary Christian “100.7 The Fish” KGBI-FM Omaha, NE to the University of Northwestern-St. Paul for an undisclosed price. The university will add the 100,000-watt Class C0 to its 20-station group of contemporary Christian outlets, while Salem will maintain its presence in the market with two remaining AM stations.
“Salem rarely sells its assets, but when we do, we make every attempt to ensure that the buyer will continue to program the station with a format that will make a positive impact in the community,” Salem president of broadcast media Dave Santrella said. “The track record of University of Northwestern-St. Paul ensures us of that outcome and we couldn’t be more pleased.”
After the closing of the sale, Salem will still have religious “660 The Word” KCRO and talk “1420 AM The Answer” KOTK in the market.
“We are grateful for the partnership we have experienced with Salem Media Group during this process,” added Jason Sharp, senior VP for Media at University of Northwestern. “We look forward to expanding our network in Omaha and continuing the work of pointing people to Jesus through music and programming that makes an eternal impact.”
The University of Northwestern-St. Paul already operates 20 non-commercial contemporary Christian radio stations in the Midwest, including stations in Minneapolis and Duluth, MN; Sioux Falls, SD; Fargo and Bismarck, ND; Des Moines and Waterloo, IA; Madison, WI; Kansas City, MO; and Hartford, CT.