KMA Broadcasting was founded by Earl May in August, 1925. The Radio Station, located at 960 AM with a power of 5,000 watts, KMA was a marketing tool for May and his new Seed and Nursery Company.
The station has a deep tradition of serving the rural 4 state region we now refer to as KMAland. Earl's son Ed May continued the tradition of providing public service, information and entertainment until his retirement in the 80's.
Ed May, Jr along with his family owned and operated KMA Broadcasting until selling the station in 2019.
The station is now owned by KMAland Broadcasting LLC and not only includes the original KMA 960 AM, but also KMA 99.1 FM broadcasting at 100,000 watts of power.
In addition to connecting with KMAland over the radio waves, KMAland.com reaches tens of thousands of viewers every month.
About the Owners
KMAland Broadcasting LLC is a group of local investors who came together in 2019 to purchase KMA 960 and KMA-FM 99.1. The group includes Jake & Pam McGargill of rural Imogene, James & Melonie Doyle of rural Randolph, Bill & Pam Ditmars of Shenandoah, Gregg Connell & Nancy Maher of Shenandoah and Judy Wischik of Shenandoah.
When purchasing the station, the group said, "We are excited about retaining local ownership of KMA Broadcasting and humbled by the responsibility of maintaining the great tradition that has been KMA since 1925. As local residents of the KMA listening area, we believe that KMA is part of the fabric of who we are."