Two radio stations in Alpinem Texas are being sold after a half-century of same ownership. The good news is the new ownserhip remains local.
Ray Hendryx, president of Big Bend Broadcasters Inc., the parent company of KVLF 1240 AM, and Rio Grande Broadcasting Company, parent company of KALP 92.7 FM, said the deal was completed Monday.
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Hendryx, whose family has been in the radio business in Alpine since 1947, told bigbendnow.com, it is very fortunate that the radio stations will remain in local hands.
While this will be the first venture into the broadcasting business for Benevich, he has run a successful local business, Big Canyon Television, for the past 30 years.
Hendryx will remain with the broadcast operations while the transition takes place. The transfer of the station licenses is pending approval by the FCC.
“We are really thankful to Ray for all the work he has done at KVLF and KALP over the years and all the help in getting this sale done,” Benevich said. “We have big shoes to fill” and Ray has a place at Alpine radio for as long as wants.”
The beginning of a new staff is already in place. Mike Martini, the morning radio announcer on KALP-FM has more than 20 years of broadcasting experience.
“Our plan is morning classic country and progress to more contemporary country in the afternoon,” Benevich said.