KYAH (540 AM, Delta) has been off the air since this Monday, October 3rd. The recently updated Wikipedia article for the station says KYAH has gone silent in anticipation of being sold, but take that information with several grains of salt. I can't find any information to back up the Wikipedia update, and so far no STA has been filed with the FCC. Then again, I know of at least two AM stations along the Wasatch Front that have gone or are "dark", and no STA was ever filed for the stations. However, the KYAH website is gone, and the domain is for sale. I haven't checked TuneIn or my other radio apps to see if KYAH is still streaming. Who knows, maybe whoever owns the station got an offer they couldn't refuse to sell the tower site land. It certainly wouldn't be the first time a Utah AM radio station lost its tower site land to a real estate developer.
According to Inside Radio, KYAH has indeed been sold . . . for the meager sum of $100.00. I'm not sure why it would be necessary for the station to go silent in order to be sold, but perhaps someone on this board with more knowledge of broadcasting has the answer.
I don't read Inside Radio but All Access had basically the same information. What's really happening is a bit deeper than a simple sale, but that's one of the reasons I'm here.
The key is in the silent filing that was also made yesterday. It reads:
"The Licensee of KYAH(AM), Delta, UT (Facility No. 35207) is in the process of resolving an ownership issue prompted by the death of a DOC Holding, LLC member. An Assignment Application has been filed (File Number 0000202257) to resolve that resolves the issue. The Licensee respectfully requests silent status while the matter is resolved."
(Apparently they didn't proofread it.)
In the contract for the sale itself there are a few interesting clauses. One shows that the $100 purchase price is in addition to a cancellation of debt. Another mentions an FM station, though I'm not sure what that's about. Translator maybe? Then there's a confidentiality agreement. Not sure what else is going on there.