The University of Central Missouri and Kansas City Public Television announced today the intention to transfer ownership of UCM’s public radio station KTBG-FM 90.9 to KCPT. The letter of intent permitting the acquisition of UCM’s campus-based radio station was signed April 18 by the UCM Board of Governors.
“This is a decision that was made after carefully considering our overall mission and the university’s recent academic and administrative reviews,” said UCM President Charles Ambrose. “The university is very pleased with the overall agreement with Kansas City Public Television. In conjunction with transferring ownership of KTBG, we are also establishing an exciting, multi-dimensional relationship with KCPT and the Kansas City community, which will greatly benefit both parties.”
“This is an incredible opportunity for KCPT to extend its reach into the community and develop new relationships with our public media partners in Warrensburg,” said CEO and President of KCPT, Kliff Kuehl. “KTBG has developed a strong following of listeners with an exceptional programming line-up of music and local services. We’re thrilled to be able to share this community asset with an even greater audience in the Kansas City region.”