Culp Krueger continued to own KULP until 1967 when the FCC granted an application to assign the radio station license to Bar-B Broadcasting, headed by Fred Barbee owner of the El Campo Leader-News newspaper.

The Barbee’s maintained Culp’s vision with their continuing commitment to local news, local sports and community service operating KULP for the next 33 years.
Fred Barbee hired a young Texan from Borger in 1976 named Jerry Aulds to be the General Manager of KULP. Over the next thirty years Jerry continued to build KULP into the radio station it is today.  (MORE)