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Hip-Hop Record Execs Purchase Rochester Translator

105.5 W288CS Rochester Bluelight Lester Pace Manny BellaA 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 station will relocate its FM programming to currently silent 97.5 W248BH Greece.

Bluelight is purchasing W288CS from the Richard Kimble & Patricia Anderson Partnership. Dick Kozacko served as broker.

Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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