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Capitol Broadcasting Acquires Two Raleigh/Durham Translators

620 WDNC Durham Raleigh 97.1 99.3 Radio Training NetworkCapitol Broadcasting Company has acquired a pair of translators in the Raleigh/Durham market from Radio Training Network for $450,000.

Acquired are 97.1 W246CG Durham, which currently operates with just 1 watt and 99.3 W257CS Morrisville (halfway between Durham and Raleigh) that operates with two watts. Both translators, which currently rebroadcast 88.5 WRTP Franklinton NC, will be used to bring Sports “620 The Buzz” WDNC Durham to FM based on the sale filings.

Based on the price paid for these very low-powered translators, its safe to assume Capitol has plans to upgrade the facilities of the pair. A clause allowing Capitol to do so is in the sale agreement along with clauses that if they place a Christian format on either of the translators they must pay an additional $500,000 and if they are resold within the next five years Radio Training Network gets half of the proceeds.

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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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