Alpha Media to purchase Access 1 Communications radio stations

For Immediate Release: December 22, 2014

Portland, OR

Contact: Randi P_Pool

Direct: 503-517-6376

Alpha Media of Portland, Oregon announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement to

purchase radio stations from Access 1 Communications. Access 1 Communications owns nine radio

stations; five stations located in Shreveport, Louisiana which include KBTT(FM), KOKA(AM), KDKS(FM),

KLKL(FM), KTAL(FM) and four radio stations in Tyler-Longview, Texas; KKUS(FM), KOOI(FM), KOYE(FM)

and KYKX(FM). Alpha Media will begin operating the Access 1 stations under an LMA starting January 1,

2015.

Larry Wilson, Chairman of Alpha Media will add the Access 1 clusters to the seventy stations (which

include two under LMAs) currently in the Alpha Media portfolio. When all pending deals are completed,

it will bring the total number of stations owned by Alpha Media to eighty-three (this includes the

pending acquisition of six California stations). Commenting on the acquisition, Wilson said, _I_ve known

Chesley Maddox-Dorsey for a long time. She_s a great person with superb integrity and it_s a tremendous

honor for us to be buying stations from Access 1. I_ve been continually impressed with the quality of

people I_ve met and their passion for the industry; it fits right in our sweet spot for live and local radio

and we are very much looking forward to the acquisition._

Chesley Maddox-Dorsey, President and CEO of Access 1 Communications said, _Larry Wilson continues

to display the dynamism that has earned him the best in class title for our industry. With our sale to

Alpha Media, our employees, listeners and advertising partners in East Texas and Shreveport, Louisiana

will have the opportunity to work with a visionary group of media professionals with a demonstrated

track record of success. We are thrilled that we could pass our baton to this incredibly imaginative

company that will maintain that intimate connection with listeners and advertisers that we have come

to cherish._

This transaction will be filed with the Federal Communications Commission shortly and is subject to their

approval.

George Reed and Bill Whitley of Media Services Group represented the seller, Access 1 Communications.

Alpha Media, headquartered in Portland, Oregon owns and operates 68 radio stations and 2 additional

stations under LMAs in 12 markets across the United States covering all formats including Top 40, Adult

Contemporary, Spanish, Urban, News Talk, Sports, Rock, Country and more. In addition to the radio

stations; Alpha Media owns the digital media and marketing company; Xapsis in Peoria, Illinois and the

intimate performance venues, Bing Lounge in Portland, Oregon and Alamo Lounge in San Antonio,

Texas.

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