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1480 WABB Mobile To Join WTKE Network

1480 WABB Mobile Bernie Ditmann Sports The Ticket Sports Network 100.3 WTKE 93.5 WTKPUpdate 8/29: Omni Broadcasting has agreed to purchase 1480 WABB outright for $106,000. Omni has and will continue to operate the station via a Time Brokerage Agreement until the sale closes.

Not included in the sale are the WABB call letters and intellectual property. By the time the sale closes 1480 will take on new call letters. Will the Dittman’s finally sell the WABB IP to Cumulus to allow 97.5 WABD to be whole again?

Original Report 8/18: Dittman Broadcasting’s 1480 WABB Mobile will join Omni Broadcasting’s “Ticket Sports Network“.

It is unknown at this time if Omni is leasing or purchasing the station, which has been running on autopilot since its sister 97.5 WABB-FM was sold in February. WABB currently programs an all syndicated News/Talk format when it is properly operating. There have been reports of the station going long periods of running nothing but a live carrier.

The Ticket Sports Network is based at 100.3 WTKE Niceville/Fort Walton Beach FL and recently began simulcasting on 93.5 WTKP Port St. Joe.

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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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