WBJZ Starts Stunting As Former Operator Contests Sale

B104.7 WBJZ Berlin OshkoshAs Woodward Communications prepares to acquire 104.7 WBJZ Berlin WI from Caxambas Corporation, the station has begun stunting with commercial-free Rock.

WBJZ is promoting 1,047 hours of music leading up to the closing of the $720,000 sale. The station had previously been CHR “B104” under an LMA by Marty Schibbelhut’s Martini Media. Schibbelhut had operated WBJZ since 2008 and claimed in his Petition To Deny that although the original agreement expired in 2013, that the option to purchase WBJZ through the Time Brokerage Agreement had been extended through the verbal extensions of the TBA. In his petitions, he seeks to have a state court decide on whether Caxambas violated the terms of their contract by selling to Woodward prior to the FCC approving the license transfer.

In the interim, the “B104” IP and programming continues to broadcast online.

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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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