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By Lou Marzeles

Goldendale station now under new ownership


Rodger Nichols

MILBURNS IN A HAYSTACK: Codie and Shannon Milburn are the new owners of Haystack Broadcasting, now under a new name.

It was an idea just crazy enough to work.

"At first I said, 'Wow, why me?'" Shannon Milburn says, recalling the day he was asked if he wanted to buy Haystack Broadcasting. He had been the company's general manager for the past five years. Dan Manciu, the previous owner, was calling it a day and offered the company to him for a price that looked workable.

"Basically it was just one of those things that if I say no, what's going to happen? A corporation comes in. Sometimes when they come into town, they break up a team and bring some of their own people in, which makes sense. But I didn't want that. We've got a good team. So I went home, talked with my wife and said, 'I've got this crazy id...

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