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The Essentials

Company Name: Kovas Communications
Address: Formerly 2000 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819-1297
Phone: 260.432.0408
Phone: Formerly 219.747.1511
Web Presence:

Corporate Personnel

Owner/President: Frank Kovas (Deceased 29 January 2005)
VP/GM: Connie Kovas

Stations Owned

WCGO, Chicago Heights, Illinois
WCKZ
(Sold to Travis Broadcasting Corp. in December 2001 for $7.5 million, total.)
WGL(AM)
(Purchased in 1981 for $425,000 from The News-Sentinel Broadcasting Co., Inc.)
(Sold to Travis Broadcasting Corp. in December 2001 for $7.5 million, total.)
WGLL(AM) (nee WIFF(AM))
(WIFF(AM) purchased from C. P. Broadcasters, Inc. for $300,000 in September 1995 along with WIFF-FM)
WONX, Evanston, Illinois
WHTD (nee WWWD, WEJE and WKQM)
(Sold to Travis Broadcasting Corp. in December 2001 for $7.5 million, total.)
WXTW (nee WIFF-FM)
(WIFF-FM purchased from C. P. Broadcasters, Inc. for $300,000 in September 1995 along with WIFF(AM))
(Sold to Travis Broadcasting Corp. in December 2001 for $7.5 million, total.)

History

Frank's unwanted claim to fame came in 1971 or 1972, when the tower for station WKFM in Chicago, IL fell to the ground in the middle of Randolph Street in downtown Chicago.

For Further Reading...

Kilbane, Kevin. "Letter to station owners signals Arbitron anger". The (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel 5 October 1994. Page 1F, 6F.
Vagelatos, Alex. "Radio Made Easy". Fort Wayne Business People June 1995. Pages 14-17.
"Kovas, Williams replace Collins." The (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel 12 March 1996. Page 2A.
Edmonds, Rhea. "4 radio stations to get new owner." The (Fort Wayne) Journal-Gazette. 3 November 2001. Page 7B.
Frazier, Lynne McKenna. "Kovases to sell 4 radio stations to company based in Virginia." The (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel. 3 November 2001. Page 3A.


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