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Station Sales Week Of 5/27

Station Sales

Northern Star Broadcasting Del Reynolds Easy 95.5 106.3 WQEZ CheboyganBlack Diamond Holdings led by Michael Chires and Norman McKee is acquiring seven Northern Michigan stations and one translator from Del Reynolds’ Northern Star Broadcasting for $1.95 million. The stations involved in the sale are Soft AC “Easy 95.5/106.3” WQEZ Glen Arbor/WOEZ Onaway, Classic Rock “The Bear” 97.7 WCHY Cheboygan/98.1 WGFN Glen Arbor, Country “Big Country Hits” 102.9 WMKC Indian River, Active Rock “Rock 105” 105.1 WGFM Cheyboygan and Classic Country “Big Country Gold” 1240 WCBY Cheboygan/100.7 W264CF St. Ignace. Northern Star will retain ownership of the tower sites of the stations and will file a deal to sell 107.1 WCKC Cadillac to a separate buyer.

The five Missouri stations owned by Randy Wachter under multiple licensees have been placed in receivership by the Circuit Court of Franklin County, MO following a default on a loan made by Louis Eckelkamp and East Central Broadcasting. Dennis Wallace, the appointed receiver owns three licenses and operates a fourth station via LMA. The stations transferred to the receivership are: Alternative “93X” 93.3 KQQX Hermann, AAA “FMX” 104.3 KKAC Vandalia, Silent 101.7 KQXQ Cuba, 101.7 KXQX Elsberry and 102.3 KIXK Wheatland.

Wachter refused to sign the assignment application to the FCC and made the following Facebook post about the situation blaming the operators of a bank for wanting to take the stations from him.

Curtis Durst sells his Thunder Associates to Elaine and Steven Davis for $1.3 million. Thunder owns Oldies 690 WELD Fisher, Country 101.7 WELD-FM Moorefield and Variety Hits “103.7 Jack-FM” WQWZ Fisher WV.

Divine Mercy Broadcasting is purchasing Classic Rock “100.3 The Wind” KXAA Cle Elum WA from Wheeler Broadcasting for $185,000.

Williams Communications sells Urban “98.3 The Beat Jamz” WFXO Ashland AL to Marble City Media for $50,000.

Whiplash Community Radio sells 90.1 KOWH Humboldt NE and 91.9 KTTE Springfield CO to Better Public Broadcasting Association for $10 and forgiveness of a promissory note.

Translator Sales

Station State Seller Buyer Price To Rebroadcast
Station State Seller Buyer Price To Rebroadcast
104.1 W281AC Portland ME University of Southern Maine Maine Public Broadcasting $251,000 90.1 WMEA-HD2 Portland
105.9 W290CM Lafayette IN Kaspar Broadcasting Purdue University $45,000 920 WBAA West Lafayette
92.3 W222BT Palm Coast FL Delmarva Educational Association Salem Media $65,000 1520 WBZW Apopka
95.9 K240EI St. Robert MO Missouri River Christian Broadcasting Computraffic $36,000 1350 KRAP Washington
94.5 K233CN Osceola

99.5 K258BF Warsaw

106.5 K293BV Nevada
MO Full Smile American Media Investments $84,000 1420 KBTN Neosho MO

1450 KQYX Galena KS

860 KKOW Pittsburg KS
103.1 W276CX New Port Richey FL Cornerstone Community Radio Beasley Media $125,000 104.7 WRBQ-HD2 Tampa
95.1 K236BX Watsonville CA Mary Guthrie Zwerling Broadcasting System $37,500 90.7 KSRI Santa Cruz
94.7 K234CS Soledad CA Association For Community Education Zwerling Broadcasting System $37,500 90.7 KSRI Santa Cruz
106.5 K293BY Truth or Consequence NM Bernie M. Woods One Ministries $0 88.7 KBWK Truth or Consequence
99.1 W256AG Wausau WI Quicksilver Broadcasting Results Broadcasting $22,500 104.1 WMZK Merrill
99.7 K259CI Texarkana TX Juan Alberto Ayala Hammond Broadcasting $50,000 700 KHSE Wylie
88.9 K205ET Big Pine CA Lawrence Lee Amundsen Dale Ganske $20,000 91.3 KNIS Carson City NV
99.3 W257AA LaGrange GA Radio Training Network Reynolds Technical Associates $0 93.3 WVFJ-FM Greenville
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