Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Larry Proietti, local business owner and President of Proshop Radio Broadcasting, LLC , has purchased KYOY-FM, Hillsdale/Cheyenne from Kimball Radio LLC and AM 1480 KRAE, Cheyenne from Kona Coast Radio, LLC,. This is the only locally owned and operated radio AM/FM combo in this market. As only the 4th owner of KRAE, Proietti indicated that the heritage AM station has a rich 52 year old history. He also indicates that he built KYOY from the ground up since the station’s inception in 2007. Together with the oldies based format on KRAE along with sports coverage and other localized programming to go with the classic hits format on KYOY, the stations bring to the area an eclectic collection of hits from the past. The prevailing motto of both stations is to support local businesses. In addition to the stations, there are three translators to increase a strong community presence. Both radio stations currently employ a staff of 9 people. Proietti lives in Cheyenne with his two children, Nick and Marissa, and has been a member of the Cheyenne community for 27 years.