KYCA, KAHM radio stations sold, no change for listeners

Prescott radio stations KYCA and KAHM have been sold, but listeners will hear and see no change, according to a news release.

Nancy Silverstein, widow of Lou Silverstein and president of Southwest Broadcasting announced the buyer is Arizona-based Phoenix Radio Broadcasting, LLC, which will keep the current programming and personnel the same when the transaction closes later this year.

“Since Lou’s death, my goal has been to see his legacy continue, by maintaining the presence of KYCA and KAHM in the community. That goal has been achieved with this venture,” she said. “I am especially pleased that Jason Zinzilieta will remain at his job.”

Zinzilieta has been with the stations since 1987, serving as station manager from 1997 to 2014, when he became general manager.

KYCA, the oldest radio station in Prescott, has been on the air since 1940. A Fox Radio News affiliate, KYCA is the Prescott home of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and other top-rated national, state and local news and talk programs, as well as the Prescott Badgers. KYCA has been owned and operated by Southwest Broadcasting since 1970. The station broadcasts on 1490 AM and 103.5 FM.

KAHM, the first FM station in Prescott, has been providing “calm music” since 1981. It may be heard at 102.1 FM in northern Arizona and 101.7 FM in Prescott.