1580 WVKO once again owned by Percy Squire

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  • #185485

    allfirdup
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    Percy Squire’s Sandblast LP exercises its option to purchase Gospel “The Drum” 1580 WVKO/92.9 W225CS Columbus OH from TSJ Radio for $250,000. Squire’s Stop 26 Riverbend previously owned WVKO from 2004-2006.

    #185932

    knowbetter
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    …???….  really??? haven’t heard about this one….can you confirm….

     

     

     

    #185938

    cpsteinmetz
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    …???…. really??? haven’t heard about this one….can you confirm….

    John, I would think that you of all people would be aware of this. It’s true, assuming that the FCC approves the transfer. Check the WVKO-AM application list. You’ll find:
    #185947

    gabigley1
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    Was listening yesterday morning and the station had dead-air from 6:00 AM until 8:50 AM. Maybe lost their satellite feed?                           So, decided to check if the FCC had approved the sell or not because it appears this may not be approved by the FCC. This will be interesting to see if the FCC approves the sale or not to Percy Squire’s Sandblast LP.

    #185986

    delgriffith
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    Was listening yesterday morning and the station had dead-air from 6:00 AM until 8:50 AM. Maybe lost their satellite feed? So, decided to check if the FCC had approved the sell or not because it appears this may not be approved by the FCC. This will be interesting to see if the FCC approves the sale or not to Percy Squire’s Sandblast LP.

    What do you believe the Commission’s concerns will be over Percy/Sandblast acquiring WVKO?  They’ve licensed two translators to him in the not so distant past.  One is now Salem’s the Fish.  The other is currently airing WVKO AM
    #185994

    xmusicmatt
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    Looks like an app was submitted in February to the FCC:

    FCC app for transfer of WVKO-AM

    I am not surprised given TSJ divesting other stations they have owned. TSJ offloaded 103.1 WVKO-FM late last year.

    Given Percy owning 92.9 Translator and previously owning 95.9 before selling it to Salem Media of Ohio I would foresee the FCC approving this one.

    #186001

    Nathan Obral
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    TSJ still leases WLFM channel 6 in Cleveland, but they just had a major cutback in power due to WOUC’s repack putting it on RF 6/PSIP 44. It now operates at … 5 watts, but it’s all temporary, as WLFM is soon to end its existence as a FrankenFM, given that the owner filed to convert it to a digital TV station on RF 20. And of course TSJ doesn’t have a backup plan or a permanent FM signal for the format.

    With these divestitures of the WVKO stations, WOXY in Oxford is the only station they still own outright.

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    #186002

    delgriffith
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    WOXY in Oxford went to Lazo with WVKO-FM.

    #186014

    Nathan Obral
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    WOXY in Oxford went to Lazo with WVKO-FM.

    Well, then they clearly are winding down operations outright with 1580’s sale.

    “La Mega” will cease to exist in Cleveland once WLFM Channel 6 flips to digital (but their audience is in the dark about that, TSJ has never explained the circumstances that allows channel 6 to impersonate an FM signal) and no backup plan exists. Which is a shame, as no commercial full-time Spanish-language radio station exists in the Cleveland market, that audience is totally underserved.

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    #186260

    delgriffith
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    Despite some doubt expressed here, Commission approved the transfer to Squire’s Sandblast yesterday.  (4-24)

    #186265

    Nathan Obral
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    Despite some doubt expressed here, Commission approved the transfer to Squire’s Sandblast yesterday. (4-24)

    LOL.

    And also with this sale, TSJ reorganized itself as La Mega Media, claiming to still have WVKO-FM and WOXY in the fold.

    Recorded in Ultra Stereo, the ultimately superior cousin to Normal Stereo!

    #186267

    knowbetter
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    Despite some doubt expressed here, Commission approved the transfer to Squire’s Sandblast yesterday. (4-24)

    yea, that actually means squat! It’s not a sale till the deal is consummated, and the commission approves that (as a matter of routine), but that’s not done yet…so TSJ still owns it…

    LOL. And also with this sale, TSJ reorganized itself as La Mega Media, claiming to still have WVKO-FM and WOXY in the fold.

    they are two different companies, the GM bought the stations….but definitely not the same or related  companies…

    #186268

    Nathan Obral
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    LOL. And also with this sale, TSJ reorganized itself as La Mega Media, claiming to still have WVKO-FM and WOXY in the fold.

    they are two different companies, the GM bought the stations….but definitely not the same or related companies…

    I had no idea what else to call it. ^^;

    The new entity doesn’t own any stations, they operate WLFM Channel 6 (via LMA from onetime radio exec Tom Wilson d/b/a “Murray Hill Broadcasting”) and it implies that they are now operating WVKO-FM and WOXY via LMAs.

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