Yates Media under new name, new GM

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Yates Media is under a new name and management following the hiring of a new general manager.

Businessman Bob May confirmed Stephen Yates, owner of Yates Media, has hired him as general manager of the four radio stations.

May is controlling the business under a new name of Pentagon Broadcasting.

May said he is not under a lease agreement with Yates, but he is hoping to purchase the business from Yates and is in the middle of negotiations to do so.

"I am hoping that I will be able to come in and make improvements and buld a strong business relationship in the community," May said.

May declined to give anymore details, pending the purchase of the business.

Yates also declined to comment on the change in management.

Yates is awaiting a Dec. 17 court hearing. The Polk County District Attorney's Office has filed a motion to revoke his probation on a felony DWI conviction in 2007.

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