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Twin Islands Media Group Acquires Eastern Shore Trio

Wow 101.5 WOWZ Chincoteague 96.5 WCTG Twin Islands Media Chris Roth Josh BohnNewly formed Twin Islands Media Group has announced it will acquire Variety Hits 96.5 WCTG from Sebago Broadcasting and Country “Wow 101.5” WOWZ Chincoteague VA from Jackman Holdings.

The company will begin to operate both stations and Signal Above LLC’s 87.7 WDCO-LP Salisbury MD (which currently simulcasts WOWZ) on April 1. WCTG and WOWZ are both currently operated via LMA by GSB Broadcasting. Not included in the sale is GSB’s 92.5 WICO-FM Pocomoke City MD, which currently simulcasts WCTG.

The partners in Twin Islands Media Group include veteran programmer and Washington DC area on-air talent Chris Roth, engineer Joshua Bohn who is also principle owner of Bohn Broadcast Services, and Dana Ryan who most recently co-hosted mornings at iHeartMedia AC “Magic 96.5” WMJJ Birmingham.

Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.

Twin Islands Media Group has agreed to acquire radio stations WCTG 96.5 and WOWZ 101.5, both licensed to Chincoteague Island, VA effective April 1st, 2017. WCTG is currently owned by Sebago Broadcasting. WOWZ is owned by Jackman Holdings. Both stations are currently operated under a Local Marketing Agreement with GSB Broadcasting. Twin Islands will also take control of WDCO-LP 87.7 in Salisbury, MD under a local marketing agreement.

Twin Islands Media Group is a privately held company that focuses on creating local radio to benefit the local businesses and the communities they serve. Principles include Christopher Roth, a programming veteran with stops in DC, North Carolina and Alabama; Joshua Bohn, a broadcast engineer and principle in Bohn Broadcast Services; and Dana Ryan, a veteran on-air host with stops at WAFL Milford DE, WUBE Cincinnati and WMJJ Birmingham.

“Going through a radio station sale can be an unpleasant experience,” said Twin Islands partner Chris Roth. “Of course, none of us like that – so we’re not gonna make it unpleasant! Our goal is to have fun, make great radio and have fun. In that order. We love what Greg Bojko has done, and we plan to grow more from the incredible foundation that he has put down for us.”

“We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to get these incredible stations,” stated Bohn. “The staff is an amazing group of radio pros and the product is top notch! This is the perfect example of what local radio should be – fun, engaging and serving the community.”

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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