KLMR radio stations set to return to the air in spring 2023
Riverside Communications, LLC has officially signed an agreement to purchase KLMR(AM) and KLMR-FM from 25-7 Media, Inc. With the signing of the purchase agreement, Riverside Communications and 25-7 Media have announced plans to formally file with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer ownership of 920 KLMR-AM and 93.5 KLMR-FM in Lamar from 25-7 Media to Riverside Communications.
KLMR radio in Lamar originally signed on the air as an AM radio station in December 1948. Nearly 28 years later, KLMR-FM was added and signed on the air in November 1976. Both stations were destroyed by a microburst in July 2022 and 25/7 Media subsequently elected to shut the stations down September 20, 2022, and surrender the KLMR(AM) and KLMR-FM licenses.
The newly formed Riverside Communications, LLC was created by Dan and Kathy Cochell and Kirk and Andrea Crespin in November, with the intention of bringing KLMR radio back to southeast Colorado. With the signing of the purchase agreement, they have taken a major step in recovering the KLMR-FM and KLMR(AM) licenses in an attempt to bring both stations back on the air.
The process to finalize the FCC spplications may take from 60 to 90 days to complete; however, planning and preparations have begun to bring both the KLMR(AM) and KLMR-FM stations back on the air in the Spring of 2023.