iHeartMedia and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a new multiyear agreement to renew their radio broadcast rights for the team’s games on 570 KLAC Los Angeles. The new agreement covers rights to all regular season and postseason games as well as select spring training games. KLAC will also continue to air “Dodger Talk” with Kevin Kennedy, David Vassegh and Jorge Jarrin before and after each game. KLAC and the Dodgers will work to collaborate on additional programming. Vin Scully intends to return in 2015 for his 66th season broadcasting the Dodgers. The first three innings he broadcasts are simulcast on radio and television before Charlie Steiner and Rick Monday takeover the rest of the radio broadcasts. The deal will also see the Dodgers ownership group take an equity sta...Read More
Note To Readers: As we mentioned in yesterday’s FCC Applications column we are breaking off the Station Sales report into a separate column to run every Friday. Sea-Comm Media sells 95.9 W240AS Wilmington, NC and claims it will sell 103.7 WBNE Wrightsville Beach, NC to Sunrise Broadcasting. In two separate deals, American General Media will sell 1000 KKIM Albuquerque and 1410 KERI Bakersfield to Wilkins Radio. Station Sales Scott Thompson’s BIG Radio acquires “Oldies 1490” WGEZ Beloit, WI from Alliance Communications for $150,000. WGEZ will join a local cluster including Talk “Big 1380” WTJK South Beloit, IL and Rock “105.9 The Hog” WWHG Evansville, WI. Gregory Communications acquires 560 WGAI Elizabeth City, NC from Max Media for $100,000. G...Read More
Mike Knar’s SOCO Radio is expanding its portfolio in Pueblo, CO. SOCO has agreed to begin operating United States CP’s Classic Hits “I25 Oldies” 94.7 KFVR-FM Beulah and Talk “I25 Talk” 690 KWRP Pueblo/93.9 K230BB Fowler/100.3 K262BB Boone via LMA. SOCO currently operates Soft AC “Easy 101.3” KFEZ Walsenburg, CHR “Power 103.3” Colorado City, Classic Country 780 KCEG Fountain, and Standards 890 KJME Fountain all via LMA. No word on the status of the current format have been included. KFVR-FM will lose its simulcast with 1530 KCMN Colorado Springs and KWRP will lose its simulcast with 1040 KCBR Monument/Colorado Springs as those two AMs were not included in the new lease with SOCO Radio.
Sea-Comm Media is selling 95.9 W240AS Wilmington, NC to Sunrise Broadcasting for $200,000. The original sale contract had the purchase price redacted as the agreement stated that Sunrise would amend the contract at a later date to acquire 103.7 WBNE Wrightsville Beach. The FCC filing states that the transfer of WBNE “may not occur for some time”. Sea-Comm currently leases WBNE to Davis Media who operates the station as News “Port City Radio“. The sale agreement states that Sea-Comm must give Davis Media 30 days notice before the sale will close. Davis had been leasing all of Sea-Comm’s stations before outright purchasing 93.7 WNTB Topsail Beach, 98.3 WUIN Oak Island, and 106.3 WUDE Bolivia earlier this year. Sea-Comm also sold 1180 WLTT Carolina Beach to Carol...Read More