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Station Sales Week Of 6/24: Mount Wilson Continues Monterey Sell-Off

Station Sales

Z Country 97.9 KYZZ Monterey Salinas Mount Wilson EMF K-LoveAfter selling 95.9 KMZT Big Sur and 103.3 KBOQ Seaside CA to USC last week, Saul Levine’s Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters has sold Country “Z Country 97.9” KYZZ Salinas CA to Educational Media Foundation for $1.25 million. KYZZ will replace Prunedale Educatonal Association’s 89.7 KLVM Prunedale and its three translators as the “K-Love” affiliate for the Monterey/Salinas market.

Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa divests Christian “K-Wave” 660 KWVE Oildale/102.5 K273CB Bakersfield CA to XL Media for $200,000. XL Media owns 1560 KZIZ Pacific/Seattle WA and its partners are co-owners in other groups that all carry the South Asian “Radio Punjab” programming.

Just months after acquiring then Silent 910 WAVL Apollo PA from Evangel Heights Assembly of God for $50,000, Colonia Media & Entertainment is selling the station and 93.9 W230BO Olean NY (with CP to relocate to Latrobe PA) to Laurel Highland Total Communications for $310,500. LHTC will begin operating WAVL on August 29 via LMA to pair it with its News/Talk 1480 WCNS Latrobe.

Alan Bishop, General Manager of Finger Lakes Radio Group is purchasing the 66% of the operation that he did not own from the bankruptcy trustee of George Kimble following Long Point Communications inability to close on its $3,375,000 purchase of the entire company. Bishop will pay $1,217,355 for the stations and drop $719,000 in claims against Kimble. Finger Lakes Radio Group owns six stations and four translators in Upstate New York: AC 98.5 WNYR-FM Waterloo, Classic Rock “99.3 The Wall” WLLW Seneca Falls, Country “K101.7/104.5” 101.7 WFLK Geneva & 1550 WCGR/104.5 W283BF Canandaigua, News/Talk 1240 WGVA/96.1 W241AW Geneva, Country 1570 WFLR/96.9 W245BL Dundee & 101.9 W270BY Watkins Glen, and News/Talk 1590 WAUB Auburn/98.1 W251AJ Melrose Park.

Max Henry & Associates is selling the CP for 103.9 Big Rapids MI to Dom & Jennifer Theodore’s Up North Radio for $21,000. The CP has until August 27 to be built and will become Up North’s third station joining Hot AC “107.9 CDY” WCDY McBain/Cadillac and pending acquisition 107.1 WCKC Cadillac.

Northwest Indy Radio sells 89.5 KBSG Westport WA to Chehalis Valley Educational Foundation for $10,000.

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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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