Station Sales Week Of 5/27

Station Sales

Northern Star Broadcasting Del Reynolds Easy 95.5 106.3 WQEZ CheboyganBlack Diamond Holdings led by Michael Chires and Norman McKee is acquiring seven Northern Michigan stations and one translator from Del Reynolds’ Northern Star Broadcasting for $1.95 million. The stations involved in the sale are Soft AC “Easy 95.5/106.3” WQEZ Glen Arbor/WOEZ Onaway, Classic Rock “The Bear” 97.7 WCHY Cheboygan/98.1 WGFN Glen Arbor, Country “Big Country Hits” 102.9 WMKC Indian River, Active Rock “Rock 105” 105.1 WGFM Cheyboygan and Classic Country “Big Country Gold” 1240 WCBY Cheboygan/100.7 W264CF St. Ignace. Northern Star will retain ownership of the tower sites of the stations and will file a deal to sell 107.1 WCKC Cadillac to a separate buyer.

The five Missouri stations owned by Randy Wachter under multiple licensees have been placed in receivership by the Circuit Court of Franklin County, MO following a default on a loan made by Louis Eckelkamp and East Central Broadcasting. Dennis Wallace, the appointed receiver owns three licenses and operates a fourth station via LMA. The stations transferred to the receivership are: Alternative “93X” 93.3 KQQX Hermann, AAA “FMX” 104.3 KKAC Vandalia, Silent 101.7 KQXQ Cuba, 101.7 KXQX Elsberry and 102.3 KIXK Wheatland.

Wachter refused to sign the assignment application to the FCC and made the following Facebook post about the situation blaming the operators of a bank for wanting to take the stations from him.

Curtis Durst sells his Thunder Associates to Elaine and Steven Davis for $1.3 million. Thunder owns Oldies 690 WELD Fisher, Country 101.7 WELD-FM Moorefield and Variety Hits “103.7 Jack-FM” WQWZ Fisher WV.

Divine Mercy Broadcasting is purchasing Classic Rock “100.3 The Wind” KXAA Cle Elum WA from Wheeler Broadcasting for $185,000.

Williams Communications sells Urban “98.3 The Beat Jamz” WFXO Ashland AL to Marble City Media for $50,000.

Whiplash Community Radio sells 90.1 KOWH Humboldt NE and 91.9 KTTE Springfield CO to Better Public Broadcasting Association for $10 and forgiveness of a promissory note.

Translator Sales

StationStateSellerBuyerPriceTo Rebroadcast
104.1 W281AC PortlandMEUniversity of Southern MaineMaine Public Broadcasting$251,00090.1 WMEA-HD2 Portland
105.9 W290CM LafayetteINKaspar BroadcastingPurdue University$45,000920 WBAA West Lafayette
92.3 W222BT Palm CoastFLDelmarva Educational AssociationSalem Media$65,0001520 WBZW Apopka
95.9 K240EI St. RobertMOMissouri River Christian BroadcastingComputraffic$36,0001350 KRAP Washington
94.5 K233CN Osceola

99.5 K258BF Warsaw

106.5 K293BV Nevada
MOFull SmileAmerican Media Investments$84,0001420 KBTN Neosho MO

1450 KQYX Galena KS

860 KKOW Pittsburg KS
103.1 W276CX New Port RicheyFLCornerstone Community RadioBeasley Media$125,000104.7 WRBQ-HD2 Tampa
95.1 K236BX WatsonvilleCAMary GuthrieZwerling Broadcasting System$37,50090.7 KSRI Santa Cruz
94.7 K234CS SoledadCAAssociation For Community EducationZwerling Broadcasting System$37,50090.7 KSRI Santa Cruz
106.5 K293BY Truth or ConsequenceNMBernie M. WoodsOne Ministries$088.7 KBWK Truth or Consequence
99.1 W256AG WausauWIQuicksilver BroadcastingResults Broadcasting$22,500104.1 WMZK Merrill
99.7 K259CI TexarkanaTXJuan Alberto AyalaHammond Broadcasting$50,000700 KHSE Wylie
88.9 K205ET Big PineCALawrence Lee AmundsenDale Ganske$20,00091.3 KNIS Carson City NV
99.3 W257AA LaGrangeGARadio Training NetworkReynolds Technical Associates$093.3 WVFJ-FM Greenville
StationStateSellerBuyerPriceTo Rebroadcast

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of 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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