Updated: Jun 6, 2022
(La Junta, CO) -- A storm is a brewin' as new radio station ownership debuts Wednesday, June 1. There's now a severe weather watch in effect for changes as Thunder Media Inc. has taken over.
Local business owners Robin and Greg Reed purchased AM 1400 KBLJ and Big Country 92.1 from 25-7 Media. 25-7 Media, Inc. owned the two La Junta radio station along with News radio 920 KLMR and 93.5 The Heat, both in Lamar. According to records found with the Colorado Secretary of State, Thunder Media, Inc. was registered to Robin Reed on February 8th and is in good standing.
On social media, the changes have already been made from heritage branding AM 1400 KBLJ to Lightning 1400. Big Country 92.1 is now known as Thunder Country, a name used for KTHN under the ownership of Cherry Creek Media.
Randy Ray Robinson will host the duties on Lightning 1400 to include the long time community show TTO. Local sports coverage will also continue with some local news as well. Changes that will be noticed by many are that Trent Loos with Rural Route Radio will no longer be heard daily at 9am as it has been. The show that bridges Rural and Urban America will now air for the early risers at 5am according to the station's website schedule at lajuntaradio.com
Thunder Country promises to keep delivering what the valley has come to love, country music from the 80s, 90s, 2000s and Texas Red Dirt hits. Marty Canfield is listed as the morning talent, hosting the morning show.