Station Sales

Townsquare Media Acquires 96.9 WOUR Utica

Townsquare Media has announced it has purchased Classic Rock 96.9 WOUR Utica NY from Galaxy Communications for an undisclosed amount. WOUR will become Townsquare’s fifth station in the Utica market joining Classic Hits “96.1 The Eagle” WODZ, AC “Lite 98.7” WLZW, Country “Big Frog 104.3” WFRG-FM, and News/Talk 950 WIBX. Townsquare will begin taking over sales operations for the station via a Joint Sales Agreement, but Galaxy will continue programming it until the sale closes. Galaxy Communications continues to own Rock “94.9 K-Rock” WKLL, Variety Hits “99.1 Tony-FM” W256AJ/WKLL-HD2, Hot AC “Mix 102.5” WUMX, and Sports trimulcast “ESPN 1310” WTLB/1230 WIXY/1350 WRNY in the Utica/Rome market. Townsquare ...Read More

WCVE To Take Over 93.1 WWLB/107.3 WBBT-FM Richmond On February 15

Commonwealth Public Broadcasting will begin operating Classic Country “93.1 Hank-FM” WWLB Ettrik/Petersburg and 80s Hits 107.3 WBBT-FM Powhatan/Richmond VA on Thursday, February 15 at 1pm. The two stations will eventually assume all of the Classical and Jazz programming currently heard on 88.9 WCVE-FM Richmond, 89.1 WCNV Heathsville and 90.1 WMVE Chase City as those stations will move to Public News/Talk around the clock. WCVE-FM currently airs Classical music from 9am to 3pm and 10pm to 5am with Jazz from 7-10pm weekdays. For now they will be a direct simulcast of WCVE-FM with the programming split set to take place around June. Alpha Media sold WWLB and WBBT-FM to Commonwealth Public Broadcasting in December for $1.95 million. It completes Alpha’s exit from the market f...Read More

25-7 Media Acquires Four Colorado Stations

Aaron Leiker’s 25-7 Media has agreed to acquire Cherry Creek Media’s stations in La Junta and Lamar CO for an undisclosed price. 25-7 will purchase Classic Hits 1400 KBLJ and “Thunder Country” 92.1 KTHN in La Junta and Classic Country 920 KLMR and Classic Rock “93.5 The Curve” KLMR-FM Lamar. Leiker currently serves as Operations Manager of Beacon Broadcasting Country 100.7 KVAY Lamar. 25-7 Media, Inc. and Cherry Creek Media announced today their plans to formally file with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer ownership of 920 KLMR-AM and 93.5 KLMR-FM in Lamar and 1400 KBLJ-AM and 92.1 KTHN-FM in La Junta from Cherry Creek Media to 25-7 Media, Inc. Regarding the transfer, Jonathan Brewster, Cherry Creek Media CEO, said, “We appreciate the gre...Read More

A New Border Media Rises In Upstate New York

No, the company that used to operate stations in South Texas is not coming back, but rather the first Brit seeking to have ownership of an American radio station is resurrecting the Border Media name for its intent to purchase Silent 102.1 WRGR Tupper Lake NY. Border Media, led by Ricki Lee, has applied to purchase WRGR from Ted Morgan’s Radio Lake Placid for $8,000. The buyer is the co-founder and CEO of radio station web platform Aiir.com and a former programmer of Tomahawk Radio’s “106.5 Jack-FM” and “Star 107.2” in Bristol UK. He and his wife Hanna Kaleta will each hold 50% stakes in Border Media. While Lee is a citizen of the United Kingdom, Kaleta is a Polish citizen, although both have been American residents since 2015. The company has begun prom...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 2/9

M&M Broadcasting is selling Texas Country “106.9 Shooter-FM” KOOV Kempner/Killeen TX to Armor of God Catholic Radio Apostolate. The purchase price was redacted from the sale agreement, but the buyer will convert the station to non-commercial status. The Way Radio Group sells “Young Country 107.1” KRVA-FM Campbell TX to Racy Properties for $125,000. The buyer owns Oldies 1230 KSST Sulphur Springs and has been operating KRVA-FM via LMA since December 1, 2017. Radio Works Inc. will acquires “Fox Sports Camden” 92.7 KBEU Bearden AR from MLS Broadcasting for $155,000. The buyer will also pay for a new transmitter for the seller’s “ESPN Texarkana 94.1” KTRG Hooks TX. KBEU will join a Radio Works cluster that includes Country “Y95.3...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 2/2

After selling all of its television properties to NBC Universal’s Telemundo, ZGS Broadcasting has sold Spanish AC “America 900” WILC Laurel MD/Washington DC to Alejandro Carrasco’s ACR Media for $700,000. Carrasco has been operating WILC via Time Brokerage Agreement since January 2016 and also owns Spanish News/Talk “1540 Radio America” WACA Wheaton MD. William Stafford’s Route 6 Broadcasting Area Partnership is purchasing Sam Jordan’s 50% stake in Greater Corry Area Broadcasting and its Full Service Country 1370 WWCB Corry PA for $15,000 and the assumption of all debt and the station’s mortgage obligation. The deal will leave Stafford with a 90% stake in the station, while Rebecca Stafford and Ruth Meilleur hold 5% stakes each. AWARE I...Read More

KQV To Be Resurrected

One month after taking News 1410 KQV Pittsburgh silent, Calvary Inc. has agreed to sell some of the station’s assets to Bob & Ashley Stevens’ Broadcast Communications Inc. Broadcast Communications will acquire the KQV license and all equipment and documents connected to the operation of the station for $55,000. As the station’s current tower site will not be included in the sale, an application will be filed to diplex KQV on the tower of the buyer’s 810 WEDO McKeesport. Broadcast Communications owns Talk/Oldies 620 WKHB Irwin, Talk/Oldies 770 WKFB Jeannette, Brokered Ethnic 810 WEDO McKeesport, AC 1570 WQTW Latrobe, Classic Rock 103.1 WKVE Mount Pleasant, and AC 103.9 WKHB-FM Scottdale in the Pittsburgh market as well as additional stations in Southwestern Penn...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 1/26

William Neidig’s Spanish Media Consulting Corporation will acquire Christian 1570 KVAM Loveland/Fort Collins CO from Vic Michael’s Kona Coast Radio its translator 101.3 K267CD Loveland from co-owned Mountain Community Translators for $149,000. Neidig’s La Familia Broadcasting also purchases 94.7 K234AH Cheyenne WY from Mountain Community Translators for $10. K234AH will continue to rebroadcast La Familia’s “La Jota Mexicana” 1630 KRND Fox Farm WY. KVAM/K267CD have now begun simulcasting KRND. Samuel Stratemeyer has purchased Classic Hits “Magic 102.7” 1500 WMJL/102.7 WMJL-FM Marion KY from JoeMyers Productions for $150,000. Grace Broadcasting Services purchases Classic Hits 1250 WKBL and Country “US 51 Country” 93.5 WKBQ Covington...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 1/19: A Pair Of Boston AMs Sold

After agreeing in December to purchase Silent 1510 WMEX Boston from Daly XXL Communications for $125,000, the contract by Ed Perry’s Marshfield Broadcasting Company has been filed with the FCC. Not included in the deal are the current call letters as the license to use them from 105.9 WMEX-LP Rochester NH was non-transferrable. Also the contract states that the current tower site owner Duffy Associates, LLC has filed a lawsuit against Daly XXL Communications, Ed Perry, and former WMEX owner Blackstrap Broadcasting. International Church of the Grace of God will pay $685,000 to Salem Media for 1260 WBIX Boston. The group began operating the station via LMA on January 8 upon which it dropped the station’s Conservative Talk lineup for Portuguese language programming targeted at Bra...Read More

Red Wolf Broadcasting Acquires Connoisseur Media’s Hartford Properties

John Fuller’s Red Wolf Broadcasting has announced the acquisition of Classic Rock “102.9 The Whale” WDRC-FM Hartford, Talk simulcast “Talk of Connecticut” 610 WSNG Torrington/1360 WDRC Hartford/1470 WMMW Meriden CT, and Alternative “Mod 102.3” W272DO New Haven CT from Connoisseur Media for an undisclosed price. With an immediate LMA taking place, W272DO immediately flipped to part of the company’s Spanish CHR “Bomba” network heard on 104.1 WMRQ-HD2, 97.1 W246CC Bolton, 98.5 W253BQ Merdien, 99.5 W258AL Clinton/Waterbury, 104.5 W283BS Bridgeport, and 1490 WSPR Springfield MA. The stations join Alternative “Radio 104.1” WMRQ Waterbury and Oldies “Kool Radio” 990 WNTY/96.1 W241CG Southington in Red Wolf’s...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 1/12: New York Franken-FM Gets New Owner

NY Metro Radio Korea is exercising its option to purchase WNYZ-LP New York as affiliate Sound of Long Island will pay $1.75 million for the station. The LPTV station operates as a pseudo radio station on 87.7 and has carried the group’s Korean language programming since 2010. After splitting the North & South Dakota properties of the estate of Janice Ingstad in November per their settlement, Tanya ‘Tami’ Ingstad Knudson, Todd Ingstad, Robert J. Ingstad, and Tallie Colville have sold News/Talk “Ag News 1030” KBUF Holcomb, AC “Mix 94.5” KSKL Scott City, Country “Q97” 97.3 KKJQ Garden City, CHR “Z98” 98.1 KSKZ Copeland, Sports “ESPN Garden City” 99.9 KWKR Leoti, Regional Mexican “Ke Buena 105.9” KSSA Ingalls, and Classic Hits 106.7 KULY-FM/1420 KULY Ulysses to Southwind...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 1/5

Draper Holdings, owners of WBOC-TV Salisbury and AC 102.5 WBOC-FM Princess Anne MD expands its radio holdings with the acquisition of MTS Broadcasting for $750,000. MTS owns Country “100.9% Pure Country” WAAI Hurlock, Hot AC “106.3 The Heat” WCEM-FM Cambridge, Classic Hits “107.1 The Duck” WTDK Federalsburg, and Standards “Radio 1240” WCEM Cambridge MD. WAAI and WTDK are considered part of the Salisbury market while WCEM/WCEM-FM are not part of any rated market. First Western Inc. sells Regional Mexican “La Mejor” 950 KMHR/98.3 K252FA Boise ID to Azteca Media for $250,000. The buyer currently operates the station via Time Brokerage Agreement. H.O.P.E. Broadcasting Corporation donates Silent 89.7 WHPA Macomb IL to Cornerstone Commu...Read More