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  • Apr 8, 1948
    The FCC approves Gene Autry's purchase of Phoenix radio station KOOL for $250,000 on the condition that he divest himself of KPHO
    Oct 22, 1949
    The Associated Press reports Gene Autry is selling his 50% interest in Santa Monica radio station KOWL
    Nov 20, 1952
    Gene Autry buys Los Angeles radio station KMPC for a reported $800,000
    Jun 13, 1956
    Gene Autry's Golden West Broadcasters buys San Francisco radio station KSFO for a cool $1 million
    May 22, 1959
    Gene Autry's Golden West Broadcasters buys Seattle radio station KVI
    May 27, 1962
    The Los Angeles Times reports Gene Autry and his Golden West Broadcasters have purchased Portland radio station KEX
    Oct 28, 1963
    Gene Autry's Golden West Broadcasters buys KTLA-TV in Los Angeles from Paramount Pictures for $12 million, the highest price ever paid at the time for an individual television station
    Jan 20, 1967
    Gene Autry's Golden West Broadcasters purchase the KTLA-TV studio on Hollywood's Sunset Strip for $5 million from Paramount, which had been leasing the property to Golden West
    Mar 13, 1977
    The Los Angeles Times reports Gene Autry and his Golden West Broadcasters have purchased Detroit radio station WCAR
    Mar 30, 1983
    The FCC approves a $245-million sale of Los Angeles' KTLA-TV by Gene Autry's Golden West Broadcasters and the Signal companies. Autry receives $20 million in the agreement and becomes the sole owner of the California Angels baseball team and several other properties

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