MMTC Sells Donated Radio Station
The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council has sold KYHN-AM in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to Kim Girdner. KYHN was one of six radio stations donated to MMTC by Clear Channel in 2009, most of which have been placed with minority or women owner/operators. Girdner developed her love of radio at a young age while working as DJ during high school. She then earned a degree from Northeastern State University in English and Journalism. Along with husband, Darren, Girdner she's owned three local newspapers, a healthcare corporation, and a chain of convenience stores.
KYHN will offer news-talk programming, including Geraldo Rivera, Dennis Miller, Clark Howard and Mike Huckabee. The new radio station will also carry University of Oklahoma sports and Sunday NFL games. KYHN will be the largest AM station broadcasting in the “Arklahoma” area. The Girdners also recently won KXMX 105.1 in Sallisaw, OK in an FCC auction and it will be launching soon. Girdner lives on a cattle ranch in Eastern Oklahoma. She and her husband have two sons, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons. Girdner is a member of the River Valley Master Gardeners, serves in the Women’s Ministry of her church, member of the Sallisaw Education Foundation and acts as the local school PTO President.
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