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Posted by dudek on June 28, 2011 at 15:37:42:

In Reply to: WTKM posted by Hartford on June 22, 2011 at 17:50:13:

Dudek says:

"WTKM-FM (104.9) AND WTKM-AM (1540) in Hartford have been sold to Tomsun Media LLC, owned by David and Connie Stout.

The stations had been operated by Kettle Moraine Broadcasting Co., owned by Scott Lopas.

The sale price was $1.8 million for the licenses and $150,000 for the property.

The FM currently airs what David Stout called "a variety format," including country music and polka. The AM airs a syndicated oldies format.

Stout said there are no format changes planned, but some tweaks are possible.

Stout is a veteran radio vagabond of local vintage, who used the on-air name of Dave Duncan. He grew up in Menomonee Falls and got his first broadcasting job in 1977 in Port Washington. He worked as an announcer at WBCS-FM and WZUU-FM, and in Tampa, Fla., Rockford, Ill., Madison and St. Louis. In 1986, he was the first midday announcer at Milwaukee's WKLH-FM, where he met his wife, who worked in sales.

David and Connie owned a chain of stations in Nebraska.

At a time when stations are owned by large corporate groups, Stout - who once hauled a remote unit in a coaster wagon to cover the Fish Days parade in Port Washington - said he is dedicated to the idea of "local radio," which he said means doing "live broadcasts, open-line programs, talking to listeners, doing events in the community, high school sports and local news.""

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