Last Bastion Station Trust
The Last Bastion Station Trust, LLC is a privately owned trust company that temporarily owns 5 radio stations previously owned by Citadel Broadcasting. Citadel absorbed ABC Radio as well as 22 radio stations (not including ESPN Radio and Radio Disney O&O affiliates) on June 12, 2007 from The Walt Disney Company, making Citadel Broadcasting the 3rd largest radio company in the United States. However, in order to comply with the FCC ownership limitations, Citadel sold off the following radio stations.
KARN-FM in Sheridan, AR was originally on the list, but was later swapped back to Citadel for KOKY. KARN and KPZK (AM), both in Little Rock, AR, remained with Citadel even though the FM stations with those call signs were initially transferred to the trust and KPZK-FM remains there.
Last Bastion swapped with Citadel once more in January 2008. KNEK-FM in Washington, LA was swapped with KRDJ in New Iberia, LA in the Lafayette, LA market.
Former Last Bastion stations
- WCLZ in North Yarmouth, Maine is one of the first stations to be re-sold in a few months, this time to Saga Communications; though all the stations will eventually be sold off in a year.
- WLUN (formerly WYLZ) Pinconning, MI was sold in March 2008 to the Great Lakes Loons minor league baseball team.
- WMGL in Ravenel, South Carolina (Charleston market) was moved out of the trust after WNKT moved from the Charleston market into the nearby Columbia, South Carolina market.
- WCYI Lewiston, Maine was sold in March 2008 to Educational Media Foundation to become part of its Air 1 networks. Previously simulcasted modern rock WCYY and for a short time adult alternative WCLZ. After sale of WCLZ, WCYI ran an automated Blues format. The station has since become WARX.
- KKWD Bethany was re-absorbed into Citadel's portfolio on July 9, 2009 from the Last Bastion Trust, LLC, according to FCC documents, .
- KBZU Albuquerque, New Mexico was re-assigned to Cumulus Media effective April 30, 2013. Ironically, Cumulus has acquired Citadel Broadcasting in late 2011.