KGY radio renews lease with port

Staff writerJune 16, 2014 

KGY radio has been a landmark on the Budd Inlet waterfront and south sound airwaves for decades.STEVE BLOOM/staff photographer 2010 file photo

STEVE BLOOM — The Olympian Buy Photo

Historic radio station KGY and its sister station KAYO have renewed a lease with the Port of Olympia that will keep them on port property for another 10 years.

Both stations operate out of a building on the port peninsula that overlooks Budd Inlet.

“The port and KGY have a long history of working together and we’re very pleased to be here for the foreseeable future,” General Manager Jackson Dell Weaver said in a statement.

KGY broadcasts local news and 60s and 70s oldies at 1240AM and 95.3FM. KAYO broadcasts country music at 96.9 FM.

“We are pleased that KGY, a community icon, will continue to be a resident on the port peninsula and we wish them every success in the coming years,” Port Commissioner Bill McGregor said in a statement.

The Kerry family has owned KGY since 1939.

 

Rolf Boone: 360-754-5403 rboone@theolympian.com @rolf_boone

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