Christian Radio Group Buys 103.7 FM

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Update to story originally posted on May 25, 2012: Sounds like the switch became official at 5 p.m. today, and our friends on social media are pissed. Apparently the indie format went out with Semisonic's "Closing Time" and R.E.M.'s "It's The End Of The World As We Know It." Well played.

KHJK 103.7, the station known as "Houston's Adult Alternative" and the only place on Houston commercial radio to hear artists such as Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers, has been sold to a group of Christian-music radio stations.

According to the Web site radio-info.com, the California-based Educational Media Foundation, which runs the formats "K-Love" (Contemporary Christian) and "Air1" (Christian rock), has signed a letter of intent to buy KHJK.

Along with sports-talk station KFNC "The Ticket," KHJK was managed by Cumulus, but owned instead by a company called AR Broadcast Holdings, the result of a Chapter 11 reorganization. The Chronicle's David Barron reported that KRBE (104.1 FM), which is owned by Atlanta-based, publicly traded Cumulus Media Inc., will be unaffected by the sale.

No plans for any change in KHJK programming have been announced yet, but it probably doesn't have long. Rocks Off left a message for KHJK Program Director Steve Robison earlier this morning.



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52 comments
Jen Lindsey
Jen Lindsey

Donna McKenzie will have something else up her sleeve :)

Agirlnamedelise
Agirlnamedelise

This is so, so upsetting. I absolutely loved that station. Now where am I gonna hear Lost and Found and all my other great shows/songs and artists? So so sad... RIP 103.7

Dale Wanderman Joyce
Dale Wanderman Joyce

Not 103.7! Houston radio is terrible! There goes the only decent music station in Houston!

Keith Dunlap
Keith Dunlap

great.......that's all we need is more mediocre ego coddling radio. thank goodness for the internet!

Jon Fontenot
Jon Fontenot

Pathetic. Hopefully someone will step in one day and give us a lasting, real rock station ... But it doesn't look good for now.

Donnol Hem
Donnol Hem

Plain and simple, Houston radio has gone to shit in the last decade and everyone knows it

Al Henson
Al Henson

Well Crap. The only Radio outlet with brains enough to find good new music

Christine DeCuir
Christine DeCuir

This sux! Radio is just dead on the vine these days ... really sad!

Clay Jasper
Clay Jasper

Dude, 103.7 was the ONLY descent radio station in Houston. It was a small glimmer of hope in this dark, uneducated and ignorant music market of Houston, Tx.

Brian Bonner
Brian Bonner

This blows. 103.7 was awesome... And the only Houston music station I could pick up where I live in SE Texas.

Mike Webster
Mike Webster

There's still commercial radio?  Wow, who knew.

Thor Delph
Thor Delph

The buzz is alright... If you like the same 15 songs repeated over and over and over and over and over....

David Clarke
David Clarke

None. 103.7 was the last hope for decent radio in Houston!

Susie Babich
Susie Babich

Any idea if there will be an Adult Alternative station popping up somewhere? I loved their music. Sad to see it go....

Kara Lawson
Kara Lawson

I'll just listen to my own music from now on. Only station that was halfway acceptable in the 4th largest city on the U.S. go figure...,

Larry Schulin
Larry Schulin

Michael Berry ...Rush etc fill the W&J voids...

Larry Schulin
Larry Schulin

I listen to Walton and Johnson...I would do so 24/7 but they arent on that much.

Larry Schulin
Larry Schulin

I guess they are waiting for some mexcun station to buy one of them.

Larry Schulin
Larry Schulin

I havent figured out why 106.9 and 107.5 are the same

Debra Schulin Buttram
Debra Schulin Buttram

Yep I know. I enjoyed 103.7 , they did not play the same music over and over and over

Larry Schulin
Larry Schulin

Debra Schulin Buttram...106.9 has been 107.5 for months now. They are the same as 107.5 WAS

Larry Schulin
Larry Schulin

Surprized it isnt another damn mexcun station

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