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Hutton Broadcasting buys nine radio stations in Four Corners

Ashley Dickson, program director with 92.9 The Point, is pictured in 2014. The Durango radio station has been purchased by Hutton Broadcasting of Santa Fe. (Jerry McBride/Durango herald)
American General Media sells stations in Cortez, Durango and Farmington

SANTA FE – Hutton Broadcasting announced Tuesday the purchase of nine radio stations in Farmington, Durango and Cortez from American General Media. The stations will join Hutton’s flagship stations in Santa Fe, which were purchased in 2007, Hutton said in a news release.

The Four Corners stations are:

  • Farmington: KISZ KISS Country; KENN News Talk; KRWN Rock; KPRT Pirate Radio.
  • Durango: KKDG Contemporary Hit Radio; KDGO Durango News/Talk; KPTE The Point.
  • Cortez: KRTZ Adult Contemporary; KVFC News and Talk

Hutton said in the news release that “the teams staffing the three locations” will join staffs that are “skilled at developing hyperlocal marketing packages.”

Both American General Media and Hutton Broadcasting are family-owned companies.

Scott Hutton

“This is an exciting day for us,” said Scott Hutton, owner and CEO of Hutton Broadcasting. “We continue to grow our footprint in New Mexico and now are dipping our toes into Colorado. I focus myself and my executive team on looking forward by prioritizing the future of our employees, our advertisers, and our communities.”

FCC approval is still required.

Advertising inquiries will continue to be handled through the existing staff at each station group.

Since buying the Santa Fe stations in 2007, Hutton Broadcasting has moved into “video production, digital marketing, and print with services in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Las Cruces, and Ruidoso, with Albuquerque coming soon,” the news release said.

This article will be updated when more information becomes available.