We had an AM here at the University of Central Arkansas until recently.
KCON 1230 AM was removed from the air on March 10th and the license was returned to the FCC so the tower and transmitter site could be transformed into a parking lot. The school still has its non-commerical educational station KUCA 91.3 FM.
KCON went out of business as a commerical operation in 1998 and the ownership decided to transfer the license and equipment to the university to use as a student operated station, which it did until March 10th of this year.
What we basically did was our first and second year students spent time on KCON learning their skills and then we would move them over to the FM their final two years.
KCON had its purpose while at the university. Attempts were made to save it, but to no avail.
General Manager of Broadcast Services
University of Central Arkansas