KAMT-LP

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KAMT-LP
Amarillo, Texas
Channels Analog: 50 (UHF)
Digital: KEYU-DT 31.2 (UHF)
Affiliations Defunct
Owner Drewry Communications Group
(Midessa Broadcasting, L.P.)
Founded January 24, 1996
First air date 2005
Last air date October 6, 2010
(license cancellation date)
Call letters' meaning AMarillo, Texas
Sister station(s) KEYU, KFDA-TV, KTMO-LP, KTXC-LP
Former callsigns K31ET (1996-2001)
Former affiliations TeleFutura (2005-2010)
Transmitter power 14.8 kW
Facility ID 47363

KAMT-LP was a low-powered TeleFutura affiliate in Amarillo, Texas. Founded in 2005 and owned by Drewry Communications Group, it broadcast on UHF channel 50.

On June 25, 2008, original owner Equity Media Holdings disclosed that it was selling KAMT to Luken Communications, LLC.[1]

Equity Media Holdings has been in chapter 11 bankruptcy since December 2008[2] and offers by Luken Communications to acquire Equity-owned stations in six markets have since been withdrawn.[3] On April 10, 2009, Equity Media announced a fire sale of all television stations - KAMT was set for an asking price of $750,000.[4] However, a buyer was not found until October, when Drewry Communications Group, former owner of KFDA-TV (now owned by Raycom Media), announced that it would purchase the station as part of a larger deal.[5]

The station's license was surrendered to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on October 6, 2010, and the KAMT-LP call sign was cancelled by the FCC that same day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marich, Robert (2008-06-26). "Equity Media Sells RTN to Ease Crunch". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
  2. ^ Larson, Erik (December 8, 2008). "Equity Media, U.S. TV Station Owner, Seeks Bankruptcy". Bloomberg News. Retrieved December 9, 2008. 
  3. ^ Equity's Management Cause of Downfall, Former CEO Asserts, Mark Hengel, Arkansas Business, February 2, 2009
  4. ^ http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/195976-Equity_Media_Sets_Auction_For_Stations.php?rssid=20065
  5. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 15, 2009. Retrieved October 21, 2009.