Station Sales

Cumulus Recovers WWWX From Divestiture Trust

Cumulus Media is taking Alternative “96.9 The Fox” WWWX Oshkosh/Appleton WI out of the Current Radio trust. Cumulus placed WWWX in a trust in 2009 following its deal to divest its Appleton/Green Bay stations to Clear Channel and LMA them back. Cumulus would reacquire the stations in 2013. It is now seeking to reassume control of WWWX thanks to the 2013 relicensing of sister 103.1 WOGB from Kaukauna to Reedsville which moved it from the Appleton market to the Green Bay market. WWWX will become Cumulus’ fourth FM in the Appleton market keeping it under the ownership limits. WWWX was the final station still held in trust from Cumulus’ deals in 2009 and 2011.

Station Sales Week Of 2/10

Station Sales Neal Ardman’s NIA Broadcasting is purchasing Classic Hip-Hop 1150 WTMP Egypt Lake/Tampa and Regional Mexican “96.1 La Mexicana” WTMP-FM Dade City FL from Tama Broadcasting bankruptcy receiver Scott Savage for $500,000. The stations had been in receivership since 2009. NIA began operating the stations via Time Brokerage Agreement on February 3. The sale of Liberal Talk 1510 WRRD Waukegan/Milwaukee has a price. Michael Crute’s New WRRD LLC. will pay Good Karma Broadcasting $760,000 for the AM daytimer. The Levine/Schwab Partnership that owns the CP for new Los Angeles AM 1500 KWIF Culver City are adjusting their ownership stakes based on the amount of capital they have each invested. William Schwab will increase his stake from 46% to 54%, while Howard Le...Read More

ICA Radio Expands To Corpus Christi

ICA Radio will pay $2.48 million for the three Convergent Broadcasting stations in Corpus Christi. The company began operating the stations on February 1 via LMA. Original Report 2/1: Barry Marks’ ICA Radio Ltd. will expand to Corpus Christi with the purchase of the three stations owned by Daniel Duman’s Convergent Broadcasting II. ICA will acquire CHR “Planet 102.3” KKPN Rockport, “Classic Rock 104.5” KPUS Gregory, and Variety Hits “107.3 Jake-FM” KAJE Ingleside for an undisclosed price. ICA owns five stations in the Midland-Odessa market. This is to announce that a contract has been signed and an application is being filed with the FCC for the transfer of radio stations KKPN(FM), KPUS(FM, and KAJE(FM), Corpus Christi, Texas from Convergent ...Read More

Curtis Media Acquires Beasley’s Eastern North Carolina Cluster

Beasley Media has announced it is selling their Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville NC stations to Curtis Media Group for $11 million. Curtis subidiary CMG Coastal Carolina will acquire Rock “99X” 99.5 WXNR Grifton, Urban AC “101.9 Kiss-FM” WIKS New Bern, Hot AC “V103.3” WMGV Newport, Classic Rock 106.5 WSFL New Bern, and Beach/Oldies 1070 WNCT Greenville. Classic Hits 107.9 WNCT-FM Greenville will be spun-off to Inner Banks Media for an undisclosed amount. Beasley intends to use the proceeds from the sale to reduce debt created from its acquisition of Greater Media. Inner Banks, which will acquire WNCT-FM owns four FMs in the market. Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBGI) (the “Company”), a large- and mid-size market radio broadcaster, announced toda...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 2/3

Station Sales Stone Communications sells News/Talk simulcast 1110 WJML Petoskey and 1210 WJNL Kingsley/101.1 W266CS Traverse City MI to John Yob’s Mitten News LLC for $700,000. Adams Radio sells 1590 WGBG Ocean City MD to WBEY 979 LLC for $20,000. WGBG has already begun simulcasting the buyer’s “Bay Country 97.9” WBEY-FM Crisfield. Jubilation Ministries, owner of “91.3 The Message” WSTM Kiel/103.3 W277BR Sheboygan and Standards “1420 The Breeze” WJUB Plymouth WI will merge with Evangel Ministries. Evangel owns Christian AC “The Family” 88.5 WGNV Milladore/91.5 WEMY Green Bay/91.9 WEMI Appleton and five translators. The previously announced sale of 730 WJMT Merrill WI from WRVM Inc. to Sunrise Broadcasting has a price as the buyer ...Read More

CBS Radio To Merge With Entercom

There will not be a spin-off and IPO of CBS Radio after all. CBS Corporation will merge its radio division with Entercom in a tax-free merger. The deal will be structured as a Reverse Morris Trust with CBS shareholders having the opportunity to exchange their shares for CBS Radio shares, which will then be merged into Entercom. CBS Radio shareholders will hold 72% of the newly combined Entercom, with existing Entercom shareholders the other 28%. The company will retain the Entercom name following the merger and be led by current Entercom President and CEO David Field. CBS Radio President Andre Fernandez will exit once the deal closes. It will be based in Philadelphia with a nine member Board of Directors. Five of the board members will be current Entercom directors and four to be nominated...Read More

Sovereign Communications Expands Into Escanaba

Sovereign Communications has announced it will acquire Talk/Standards 680 WDBC and Country “Kix Country 104.7” WYKX Escanaba MI from KMB Broadcasting for an undisclosed amount. The deal will give Sovereign seventeen stations across five markets on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula including Iron Mountain, Marquette, Newberry, and Sault Saint Marie. KMB Broadcasting has owned the stations since 1978, with a failed $850,000 sale to Catholic operator Starboard Media Foundation in 2002. Upper Peninsula based Sovereign Communications has reached an agreement with KMB Broadcasting to purchase their Escanaba Michigan radio stations, WYKX-FM and WDBC-AM. The two station acquisition will give Sovereign a total of seventeen stations in the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan, where the com...Read More

Madison Host To Purchase Milwaukee AM; Flip To Liberal Talk

Michael Crute, co-host of the Madison WI based syndicated talk show “The Devil’s Advocates” has announced the purchase of Spanish Sports “ESPN Deportes 1510” WRRD Waukesha/Milwaukee from Good Karma Broadcasting. WRRD will flip to Liberal Talk on Wednesday, February 1 with a lineup including his Devil’s Advocates in afternoons plus Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, and Free Talk Live. WRRD operates with 23kW daytime, but no nighttime authorization. Crute and co-host Dominic Salvia hosted afternoons on iHeartMedia’s “92.1 The Mic” WXXM Madison until the station dropped its format the day after Election Day in November. The show went into national syndication in January and is airing in fifteen markets including Phoenix, Minneap...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 1/27

Station Sales James Coloff is purchasing the shares of Coloff Media he doesn’t own from the rest of his family in a pair of transactions. In the first deal James Coloff will purchase the 50% stake of Coloff Media from his parents Anthony and Susan Coloff for $2.2 million. The stations involved in the deal are AC “93.5 The Mix” KCVM Evansdale, AC “Mix 94.7” KMCH Manchester, Country “95.1 The Bull” KCZE New Hampton, AC “FM 95.9” KCHA-FM Charles City, “98.7 Kiss Country” KSMA-FM Osage, AC “B103.1” KHAM Britt, Classic Rock “103.7 The Fox” KLKK Clear Lake, Oldies “Cruisin 1250” KCFI Cedar Falls/105.1 K286CI Waverly, Oldies “Fabulous 1580” KCHA Charles City, Sports “1650 The Fa...Read More

Saga To Begin Operating WUVA On February 1

Saga Communications will begin operating 92.7 WUVA via Time Brokerage Agreement on Wednesday, February 1. As part of the FCC filings for the deal, Saga also applies to move the station from the current tower it shares with University of Virginia’s 91.1 WTJU to the adjacent tower used by Saga AAA “106.1 The Corner” WCNR Keswick with 610w/311m. Update 1/20: Saga will pay $1.65 million for WUVA. Additionally, WUVA General Manager David Mitchell told Cavalier Daily to expect a continuation of Country programming on the station. He told the paper, “In this case, a country product with a great signal completes Saga’s market portfolio. I would expect a country continuance.” Original Report 1/17: Saga Communications is acquiring WUVA Inc.’s Country “92.7 N...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 1/20: Power On The Move In Phoenix

Translator Sales After closing on its $175,000 purchase of 96.1 K241BQ Fort McDowell AZ from John Low’s 1TV.com, MKhanGroup LLC. turns around and sells the translator to Riviera Broadcasting for $230,000. K241BQ already holds a CP to relocate to Phoenix’ South Mountain tower farm with 120w vertical/449m rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of Riviera’s 103.9 KZON Gilbert. The sale filing also mentions Riviera needs K241BQ to replace 101.9 K270BZ due to interference complaints filed by “Gila 101.9” KQSS Miami AZ. K270BZ simulcasts the programming of Rhythmic CHR “Power 98.3” KKFR Mayer via KZON-HD3 to cover the eastern side of the market. Station Sales Universal Media Access sells South Asian “Desi 1170” KLOK San Jose CA to Tron Dinh Do’...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 1/13

Station Sales Public Broadcasting of Colorado purchases Regional Mexican 1490 KXRE/102.1 K271CK Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs CO from Latino Communications for $550,000. KXRE will simulcast the Public News/Talk programming of 90.1 KCFR Denver. Apex Broadcasting sells Gospel “Heaven 1390” WSPO Charleston SC and their translator CP 100.1 W261DG to John Cardillo’s Chatter Media for $375,000. Cardillo hosts a syndicated Conservative Talk show and mornings on Salem Media’s “880 The Biz” Sweetwater/Miami FL. Last Chance Public Radio Association donates their CP for 88.5 in Helena MT to Montana State University – Billings’ Yellowstone Public Radio. The new CP will rebroadcast the Public News/Talk/Classical programming originating at 91.7 KEMC Billings,...Read More

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