Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is reportedly buying four radio stations in the Tyler market – the radio group once owned by the Waller family. That includes The Breeze, 95.3/102.3, which abruptly shut down last August after the death of William Dudley Waller.
According to a report from InsideFortSmith.com, “Paperwork was filed with the FCC on Monday for Huckabee’s East Texas Results Radio LLC to purchase four radio stations in the Tyler, Texas market. The former broadcaster-turned-preacher-turned-politician is a 49 percent owner in the company, partnering with longtime Arkansas broadcaster Paul Coates, who has owned and operated a number of radio stations across the state including nearby stations in Ozark.”
The deal is reportedly worth about $1.2 million.
“Huckabee is no stranger to the radio business, having started out as a young broadcaster at his hometown station in Hope,” that news site says. “Following his two terms as governor of Arkansas, he would go on to host The Huckabee Report which took the place of ABC Radio’s Paul Harvey, and a syndicated talk show that aired opposite of Rush Limbaugh.”
This story is developing.