Want to own one of the Bay Area’s best-known music publications?
Well, BAM magazine – which has covered Green Day, Sammy Hager, Santana, the Donnas and other members of the local music scene for decades as well as once hosted the Bay Area’s best parties/awards show (aka The Bammies) – is for sale and may be yours if the price is right.
The publication’s longtime managing director Kenny Wardell Sr. announced via email that it is selling both the magazine and the rest of BAM Media’s large assets:
“After 10+ years at the helm of BAMmagazine.com, it’s time for me to retire!” He wrote in the email. “And, we are looking for a new owner for BAM Media! Most of BAM Media’s properties are listed on the poster above.”
The poster, which was included as an attachment to the email, listed the following assets:
BAM Magazine (website)
Bay Area Music Awards (The Bammies)
Bami’s Reunion Concert Event Footage
Bamm’s Walk of Fame
BAM TV on YouTube
800 mint condition issue of printed magazine
Video/Audio Tape of 20 Years of Bummies
Best of Bamiz Video Content
Seat at Bami’s Music Foundation
Interested parties are directed to contact David Eeyry at BamMedia[email protected]
It is not clear how much the current owners want to receive from the sale. No price tag was given in the email and Wardell has yet to respond to our request for that information.
BAM – which stands for Bay Area Music – was started in 1976 by publisher Dennis Arokan. The print magazine lasted for more than three decades, finally publishing its final copy in June 1999. At the peak of its popularity, BAM reportedly claimed a circulation of over 130,000 and had offices (as well as separate publications) in the Bay Area and both. Los Angeles.