Stephens Media Group (broadcasting)

Stephens Media Group is an Oklahoma based radio broadcaster that owns 75 radio stations particularly in small to mid-size markets. Its flagship stations are at its headquarters in Tulsa.[1][2] Stephens refers to itself as "A portfolio of People", referencing the team members who work for the company.

Stephens Media Group
TypePrivate
IndustryMass media
Founded2008
HeadquartersTulsa, Oklahoma
ProductsRadio broadcasting
Websitesmgexchange.com

HistoryEdit

Stephens Media started with stations around Tulsa, Oklahoma, before expanding to small markets outside of there.

On May 1, 2008, Stephens Media announced that it would acquire WFKL, WRMM-FM, and WZNE in Rochester, New York, as a part of Entercom's purchase of stations from CBS Radio in the market.[3]

In April 2018, Ingstad Radio sold 14 of its stations in Washington to Stephens Media Group.[4]

In July 2019, it was announced that the company would acquire 37 stations from Mapleton Communications.[5] This acquisition was approved on October 9, 2019,[6] and was completed on October 15, 2019.

Radio stationsEdit

OklahomaEdit

Tulsa, Oklahoma (Flagship)Edit

Ardmore, OklahomaEdit

New YorkEdit

Massena, New YorkEdit

Ogdensburg, New YorkEdit

Rochester, New YorkEdit

Watertown, New YorkEdit

LouisianaEdit

Alexandria, LouisianaEdit

Monroe, LouisianaEdit

CaliforniaEdit

Chico, CaliforniaEdit

Merced, CaliforniaEdit

Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz, CaliforniaEdit

Redding, CaliforniaEdit

OregonEdit

Medford, OregonEdit

WashingtonEdit

Spokane, WashingtonEdit

Tri-Cities, WashingtonEdit

Yakima, WashingtonEdit

  • KARY-FM 100.9 FM Classic Hits, better known as "Cherry FM"
  • KBBO 1390 AM is a sports talk station, better known as "The Fan", Simulcast on 104.5 K283BX (Wapato)
  • KHHK 99.7 FM Rhythmic-CHR, better known as "Hot 99.7"
  • KTCR 980 AM Oldies, better known as "Kruzn 106.9 KTCR", Simulcast on 106.9 K295BT (Wapato)
  • KRSE 105.7FM Classic Rock, better known as "The Hawk"
  • KXDD 104.1FM Country, better known as "KX-Double-D"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidstephenstulsa[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Stephens Media Acquires Four in Ardmore OK".
  3. ^ Entercom Sells Three In Rochester, NY Archived 2008-12-11 at the Wayback Machine - Radio Ink (May 1, 2008)
  4. ^ "Stephens Media Group Buys 14 Ingstad Yakima, Tri-Cities Stations". All Access. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  5. ^ "Stephens Media Group Acquires 37 Stations From Mapleton Communications". RadioInsight. 2019-07-05. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  6. ^ "Stephens completes its Mapleton deal". Streamline Publishing. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.