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The Voice of the High Plains Will Stay Silent

(Lamar, CO) -- Heritage radio station KLMR AM 920 and little sister station The Heat 93.5 FM will not be back on-the-air anytime soon.

Radio Insight, a radio trade news website, reports the stations will be surrendering licenses following a storm that caused damage to the building this summer. According to the article, the engineer told the FCC that the studios were a complete loss and he was unable to restore service to both KLMR AM and FM.

The stations served Southeast Colorado with News Talk/Agriculture News and Local News and Sports on AM 920 and Hits from the 90s and Today on the FM.

25-7 Media bought the radio stations in Lamar and two in La Junta in 2018 for $400,000 according to Radio Insight. They were sold to Thunder Media in 2022 for $275,000.

With KLMRs two stations now off-the-air, that leaves just one radio station in Lamar, KVAY owned by Beacon Broadcasting which lists Bob DeLancey and his daughter Janee holding a 50 percent stake of ownership.

Here's a little history of the heritage radio station, the Giant of the High Plains.

And here's the story that was posted in July shortly after the storms damaged the building.