Station Sales Week Of 2/22
John Lykins will become the majority owner of the Northwest Arkansas cluster he split with Stephen Butler. In exchange for paying $18,718 to the IRS on Butler’s behalf, Lykins will increase his ownership stake from 50% to 62% in Alternative “104.9 The X” KXNA Springdale, 1190 KREB Bentonville/100.5 K263CB Springdale, and 1390 KFFK Rogers/100.7 K264DA Bentonville with the licenses transferred from Butler Broadcasting Company to Rex Radio Group. Lykins will also acquire Butler’s full stake in Ol Timey Broadcasting and their “Red Dirt Country 106.1” 1250 KRRD/106.1 K291CK Fayetteville as Butler did not have the money to put up for his 50% of the $125,000 purchase in 2017.
Terry Forcht’s FTG Broadcasting acquires Country “101.9 Nash Icon” WKFC North Corbin KY from Randy Michaels’ Radioactive LLC for $300,000. FTG will also acquire 950 WYWY/93.3 W227CD and Hot AC “Mix 96.1” WKKQ Barbourville from Lincoln-Garrard Broadcasting in a deal not yet filed with the FCC. Lincoln-Garrard has operated WKFC via TBA since 2011.
Spirit Radio of North Florida donates 88.5 WWLC Cross City FL to the University of Florida. WWLC currently simulcasts Christian AC “90.5 Spirit-FM” WBVM Tampa.
Educational Media Foundation swaps 98.9 WLYJ Quitman MS to Joy Christian Ministries for 88.5 WKTH Tullahoma TN.
American Family Association sells 89.3 KKNL Valentine NE to Community Public Media for $2500. The buyer, who owns 89.1 KPVL Postville IA, will immediately begin operating KKNL via a programming agreement.
University of Jamestown sells 88.1 KJKR Jamestown ND to Hi-Line Radio Fellowship for $20,000.
Miles City Seventh Day Adventist Church donates 88.3 KQQM Miles City MT to Radio 74 Internationale.
Edgewater Broadcasting sells 104.9 W285FE Nassau Village/Jacksonville FL to Good Tidings Trust for $450,000. W285FE will rebroadcast the buyer’s Christian “Way Radio 550” WAYR Fleming Island.
Calvary Albuquerque donates nine translators to VCY America. VCY will acquire 88.5 K203EZ Alamogordo, 89.3 K207CQ Gallup, 90.1 K211CW Hobbs, 90.3 K212EH Silver City, 91.5 K218AK Artesia, 97.9 K250AB Roswell NM and 90.7 K214DE Antonito and 106.5 K293AO Alamosa CO. The translators will all rebroadcast 106.7 KVCN Los Alamos/Albuquerque.