Dick Mason’s radio deal falls through
May 3, 2013
Former Paso Robles talk show host Dick Mason’s plans to buy an Oregon radio station fell through after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) nixed the deal. [NewsRegister]
In September, after five years of hosting Sound Off, Dick Mason left Paso Robles-based KPRL for his home state of Oregon.
Mason then moved to McMinnville and executed a marketing agreement with Bohnsack Strategies that allowed him to assume control of the station with the intent to purchase, subject to FCC approval. However, because of its antiquated broadcasting equipment, the station was unable to meet FCC certification standards, preventing the deal from closing.
Mason then pulled out of the deal. KLYC 1260 AM quit broadcasting on March 22.
After serving a term in the U.S. Army, Mason moved to California where he spent 35 years in radio broadcasting. In the late 80s, he owned KVEC in San Luis Obispo. He went on to work for Mapleton Broadcasting and then KPRL.