Idaho Wireless Corporation has purchased the radio stations KSEI, which dates back to 1926, and KMGI from Pacific Empire Radio Corporation of Lewiston, according to a news release.
“KSEI broadcasts on AM 930 kHz with 5,000 watts of power and now features the best rock ‘n' roll of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s along with Idaho State University football and basketball. KMGI broadcasts on FM 102.9 MHz with 100,000 watts of power and features classic rock music,” according to the news release, which adds that the studios for the radio stations were recently moved into the Idaho Wireless complex in Pocatello.
The 29-year-old Idaho Wireless Corporation owns KZBQ-FM, KORR-FM AND KOUU-AM/FM in Pocatello, and is the only owner-managed broadcast group in the region, according to the news release. Paul Anderson, a longtime broadcaster, Pocatello resident and host of the No. 1 rated KZBQ morning show, is the owner and CEO.
"The purchase will allow the company to serve a greater number of listeners and advertisers," he said in the news release, adding that it will also allow Idaho Wireless Corporation to strengthen its ties in the community.