Radio Station Buys Building
Spokane Daily Chronicle
Purchase of the three-story brick building at W316-322 First by radio station KXLY to expand their present studios at W315 Sprague was announced today by Edward Craney, general manager.
The Earl D. McCarthy Company, real estate firm which represented the purchaser, said the transaction involved about $30,000. Representing the owners, Roy R. and Lena Roberts, was W. Scott S. Jones of the Arthur D. Jones Company.
McCarthy said that present tenants, the Stratford Hotel at W316 First and the F.V. Brown Printing Company at W322 First, will remain for the time being.
Craney announced the purchase as another step in preparing for television.
“The building is directly to the south of our present studios and now will give us entrances on both Sprague and First,” he said. “We plan to do extensive renovating when the time comes and will build an entrance on First large enough to admit a KXLY truck with radio and television equipment.”
Craney last week made formal application to the Federal Communications Commission at Washington, D.C., for permission to erect a TV tower and transmitter on Mount Spokane.
“Our engineers located a spring near Cook’s Cabin and we’re already starting work to lay pipes and pump water the 1000 feet to the top of the mountain,” he said. “If for some reason the FCC should refuse the application, we will donate it to the park.”
Craney said he expects action on the application some time this week.
Monday, September 29, 1952