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KINY deal goes through; new owners are based in Bakersfield

A California company has completed the purchase of KINY AM radio in Juneau, as well as TAKU 105 FM, as part of a purchase of over two dozen radio stations around the west.

Six commercial radio stations in Juneau were previously owned by Frontier Media, whose principals, Richard and Sharon Burns, were Australians who were the first foreigners to own U.S. broadcast licenses.

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BTC USA Holdings Management Inc. of Bakersfield, Calif. is the new owner of KINY, KSUP, KXXJ, and KTKU. The $1.3 million deal includes a group of stations in Texarkana, Texas.

The new company is led by KUZZ Bakersfield morning host Cliff Dumas.

“Dumas will own 80 percent of the new company through his Broadcast 2 Podcast Inc. with the Bryan Woodruff-led Local First Media Group holding the other 20 percent. In addition to hosting mornings at KUZZ, Dumas has also hosted mornings at KRST Albuquerque and spent a decade at KSON San Diego. Dumas is a member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame for hosting mornings at KHAM Hamilton and CISS-FM Toronto, was the voice of CMT Canada and the Canadian Country Music Awards, and produced and hosted many Canadian Country music specials,” reported, in October.

“I’m thrilled to now be part of the ownership group of 23 radio stations in 5 states,” Dumas wrote on Facebook this week.

Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.


  1. There are no guarantees but having spent some time in Bakersfield there is a chance the new owner’s worldview may be to the right of much of the population of Juneau. Some might be offended, triggered and even apoplectic with Leftist outrage. We can only hope.

    • Other than our local talk station, KJN0, most stations are right in line with our population.

      Public radio
      Hip Hop

      We do have some really low watt specialty stations no one I know ever listens to, so in this they are inconsequential.

      Pretty much in line with our demographics.

      • Buddy, this is McCarthy territory! After his deal with the devil…you can guarantee WOKE soundbites spewing from the station. You must really think Republican Leadership cares about the little guy. You sure you’ve had a pulse the last 50 years? Well…maybe 40

  2. More local media gone. Kind of a moot point with the internet, satellite radio, and podcasts.

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