"KY3 is not able to own another FCC license," said Perkin, so a partnership came in, in which Perkin Media will acquire KSPR's FCC license and intellectual property, while KY3 Inc. will be in charge of operations at KSPR, he said.
"Sales and news will be operated by KY3," he said.
KSPR will keep its own news staff, and the station can benefit from KYTV in terms of equipment, said Perkin.
How or if this will affect the job of former KODE news director and sports anchor Erik Schrader, who is serving as KSPR's news director, is not immediately known. The News Leader article indicated the new management will soon begin conducting interviews of KSPR employees.