Austin contemporary Christian station Spirit 105.9 KFMK-FM has a new owner.


Crista Media, based in Seattle, said it has agreed to sell the station to Educational Media Foundation, based in Rocklin, Calif.


Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


EMF is the parent company of K-LOVE and Air1, the nation’s leading contemporary Christian music radio networks. EMF owns and operates 1,000 signals across the country.


In May, EMF launched Christian podcast network AccessMore. The company also operates WTA Media, a faith-based film marketing firm.


Crista said the sale is scheduled to close upon approval by the Federal Communications Commission. K-LOVE programming on 105.9 is expected to begin in early November, Crista said.


Neither Crista nor EMF immediately responded a request for comment.


Crista acquired KFMK from Clear Channel’s Aloha Station Trust in 2010 and converted the station to a Christian Adult Contemporary music format.


After the sale closes, Crista will operate three contemporary Christian stations in the Seattle area.


"After 10 incredible years, the time has arrived for our ministry to pass the baton to our friends at Educational Media Foundation," TJ Malievsky, Crista Media vice president, said in written statement. "As our ministry streamlines our operations to be within our deep roots and footprint in the Pacific Northwest, we are excited to know that uplifting Christian music and messages will continue to be delivered to the Austin market."


EMF currently operates three other stations in the Austin area — KLLR (FM 91.9), KVLR (FM 92.5) and KYLR (FM 92.1).