Station Sales

Station Sales Week Of 8/11

Ohio Midland Newsgroup agrees to purchase Sports “OV Sports” 1430 WEIR Weirton WV/Steubenville OH and 94.9 W235BX Colliers WV, Classic Hits “106.3 The River” WCDK Cadiz OH/Wheeling WV, and the CP to move 94.7 W234AV Punxsatawney PA to 102.1 Weirton from Priority Communications for $700,000. After acquiring News/Talk “107.7 The Pulse” WTPL Hillsboro/Concord NH along with two other stations from Great Eastern Radio for $2.6 million, Dirk Nadon’s Lakes Media turns around and sells WTPL to Binnie Media for $1.3 million. Binnie has also begun operating WTPL via LMA. Richard Brabandt sells Oldies 1550 WOCC Corydon IN to Dawn Fowler and Timothy Jackson’s Two Hawks Communications for $115,000. St. Francis Mission sells Variety 96.1 KINI Crookston NE ...Read More

Butte/Great Falls/Helena Swap Completed With Multiple Format Changes

Cherry Creek Radio and The Montana Radio Company have completed their multi-market swap and divestitures in Butte, Great Falls, and Helena MT leading to multiple format changes in those markets. In Butte, Cherry Creek has added previously Silent 107.7 KMTZ Walkerville to their cluster there and has launched the station as Variety Hits “107.7 Dave-FM“. Great Falls had previously seen two format changes as Cherry Creek flipped their Classic Rock “Rock 92.9” KLFM Great Falls to Classic Hits “Kool 92.9” in April and newly acquired 107.5 K298BL from a simulcast of Country “107.3 The Mighty Mo” KIMO Townsend/Helena to Alternative “107.5 The Peak” in May. Also in Great Falls, Classic Country “96.3 Mo Legends” KVMO Fort Benton...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 8/4

Townsquare Media sells Full Service AC 1490 WKNY Kingston NY to non-profit Radio Kingston Corp. for $500,000. The group is led Chairman Peter Buffett and Executive Director Jimmy Buff, who used to work on air in the market at Chet-5 Broadcasting AAA 100.1 WDST Woodstock. The buyers state WKNY’s new programming “will focus on community storytelling, artistic and musical expression, conversation and connection”. Pentecostal Temple Development Corporation sells Gospel 1150 WMNY New Kensington/Pittsburgh PA to Bhavna Gupta and Gagan Deep’s Radio 1150 LLC and Cambria Hill Realty for $180,000. The Gospel format will shift back to sister 1360 WGBN McKeesport. Delmarva Educational Association sells Silent 1540 WONA Richmond VA to Michael Mazursky led Mobile Radio Partners f...Read More

Bloomberg Acquires WNBP Newburyport MA

After leasing 1330 WRCA Watertown/106.1 W291CZ Boston MA from Beasley Media in July, Bloomberg LP is purchasing Port Broadcasting Oldies “The Legends” 1450 WNBP/106.1 W291CC Newburyport MA for $1 million. With an LMA starting at 12am this morning, the move is all about the translators as 106.1 W291CZ Boston currently has a null to the northeast to protect the pre-existing W291CC Newburyport with its 90w vertical/98m facilities. WNBP was the first station purchased by Carl Strube & Pete Falconi’s Port Brodcasting in 2009. The company will retain its other six stations in New Hampshire and Maine. The change brings an end to the Oldies format that had been heard on the station since it evolved from Adult Standards in 2013. Bloomberg programming currently airs in the Bos...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 7/28

Educational Media Foundation’s Christian AC “K-Love” will enter Puerto Rico for the first time as the company purchases Rock “Alfa Rock 105.7” WCAD San Juan from Broadcasting & Programming Systems of Puerto Rico for $2.9 million. Fitzgerald & Hawras Partnership and Sound Communications are entering a Coordinated Modification Agreement in which Fitzgerald & Hawras’ Oldies “Cool 96” 96.1 WPHD South Waverly PA and Sound AC “Magic 92.7” WENY-FM Elmira NY will exchange licenses but retain programming on their current frequencies. Both groups have filed modifications that would see the two stations swap frequency locations before then exchanging licenses to keep the current programming and ownership on the existing freque...Read More

Hip-Hop Record Execs Purchase Rochester Translator

A new Urban station appears to be on its way to Rochester NY after the $650,000 purchase of 105.5 W288CS Fairport by Bluelight Communications. Bluelight is a partnership of Lester Pace and Manny Bella. Pace spent 17 years as National Director of Promotions for Interscope Records and also worked on-air in the 1990s at Radio-One Urban 97.9 KBXX Houston. Bella owns record promtions company Citiboy Entertainment and has also served as Senior VP of Urban Music at Atlantic Records and General Manager of Motown Records. W288CS holds a CP to move to downtown Rochester with 250w/153m from the top of the Xerox Building where it will rebroadcast an HD subchannel of Entercom’s 98.9 WBZA. It currently rebroadcasts Sports “The Team” 1310 WRSB Canandaigua/1590 WOKR Brockport. That stati...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 7/21

Station Sales Shamrock Communications is selling Alternative 104.1 KRZQ Fallon/Reno NV to John Burkavage’s Big Horn Media for $200,000. Burkavage was the previous General Manager of Shamrock’s Reno cluster until retiring in 2015. He also spent a decade with Entercom as the Market Manager of its Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Greenville/Spartanburg clusters. He is currently operating the station via LMA, while Shamrock retains its other three FMs in the Reno market. After going silent rather than converting its satellite dish, Continental Broadcasting Corp. of Arizona sells 1480 KPHX Phoenix to Cedar Cove Broadcasting for $100,000. In the Atlanta suburbs, Multicultural Broadcasting sells Brokered Caribbean 1430 WGFS Covington GA to Light Media Holdings for $50,000. Jon Yinger’s...Read More

Grant County Broadcasting Purchases 105.9 WNKN Cincinnati

Update:WVXU’s John Kiesewetter now updates stating that no agreement to keep the AAA format is included in the deal to acquire WNKN. Grant County Broadcasting head Jeff Ziesmann told Kiesewetter, “Very early on in negotiations, we discussed keeping the format provided NKU would finance the purchase of the station. It quickly rejected the proposal.” Original Report 7:30pm: Following the sale of AAA 89.7 WNKU Highland Heights KY/Cincinnati OH to Bible Broadcasting and 104.1 WNKE New Boston OH to Educational Media Foundation in February, Northern Kentucky University has found a buyer for the third station in its former network. Grant County Broadcasting, owners of Classic Country 106.7 WNKR Williamstown KY, will purchase 105.9 WNKN Middletown OH for $4 million cash and $1.3 ...Read More

Townsquare Media Acquires Six In Massachusetts

Townsquare Media will pay $3,535,000 for Gamma Broadcasting LLC and Berkshire Broadcasting’s stations in the Pittsfield MA market. Gamma will also first pay $20,000 to Northeast Airchecks LLC for 94.1 W231AK Great Barrington and then transfer that to Townsquare as part of their deal. Original Report 7/7: Townsquare Media has agreed to purchase Gamma Broadcasting LLC and Berkshire Broadcasting’s six stations and two translators in the Pittsfield MA market for an undisclosed amount. The sale will include Hot AC “Live 95.9” WBEC-FM Pittsfield, Classic Hits “Whoopee 100.1” WUPE-FM North Adams/1110 WUPE Pittsfield/103.3 W277CJ Pittsfield/94.1 W231AK Great Barrington, Full Service AC 860 WSBS Great Barrington, AC 1230 WNAW North Adams, and News/Talk 1420 WBEC ...Read More

Adams Radio Expands To Tallahassee

Adams Radio will pay $6,197,000 for Red Hills Broadcasting’s four Tallahassee stations. Hank Kestenbaum, President of Red Hills, will join Adams as General Manager of the cluster, a role he held prior to purchasing the stations from Opus Broadcasting in 2014. Original Report 7/10: Adams Radio has announced the acquisition of Red Hills Broadcasting’s four stations in Tallahassee FL. The stations involved in the deal are Variety Hits “99.9 Hank-FM” WANK Lafayette, Country “103.1 The Wolf” WWOF Tallahassee, CHR “Hot 104.9” WHTF Havana, and AAA/Classic Rock “106.1 The Sound” WQTL Tallahassee. No terms have been announced. Red Hills Broadcasting has agreed to sell its radio cluster in Tallahassee, Florida to Adams Radio of Tallahassee,...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 7/14

Translator Sales Windy City Broadcasting sells 96.7 K244EX Las Vegas NV to Cesar Chavez Foundation’s Farmworker Educational Radio Network for $400,000. While K244EX will rebroadcast iHeartMedia’s 95.5 KWNR-HD3 Las Vegas, both will allow they buyer’s rimshot Regional Mexican “96.7 La Campesina” KYLI Bunkerville to expand its coverage in the market. Farmworker Educational Radio Network is also purchasing Silent 101.9 K270BZ Phoenix AZ from Riviera Broadcasting in a deal not yet filed with the FCC according to broker Kalil & Co. K270BZ will rebroadcast recently acquired 860 KNAI Phoenix to allow the group to move to a full-time commercial signal from their shared time non-commercial 88.3 KNAI-FM Phoenix. Station Sales Catholic Radio of the High Plains is add...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 7/7

Norsan Communications is expanding to Charleston SC with the purchase of Spanish CHR “El Sol” 980 WAZS Summerville/103.9 W280EX North Charleston and 1480 WZJY Mount Pleasant/95.7 W239AL Fernandina Beach FL and two low-power TV stations in the market from Thomas Daniels’ Jabar Communications for $850,000. Norsan owns stations in Charlotte NC, Columbia SC, and Jacksonville FL. In a deal not yet filed with the FCC, Capps Broadcast Group is selling its six stations in Pendleton OR and Walla Walla WA to Randy McKone’s Elkhorn Media Group for an undisclosed amount. The stations involved in the deal are: Classic Hits “92.1 Party-FM” KUMA-FM Pilot Rock, Country “103.5 K-Wheat” KWHT Pendleton, CHR “Hot 107.7” KWVN Pendleton, Sports “...Read More

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