iHeartMedia Swaps Four From Aloha Station Trust To EMF For Six Translators

iHeartMedia Aloha Station Trust Educational Media Foundation EMFThe Aloha Stations Trust was created in 2008 after the privatization of then-Clear Channel Communications eliminated grandfathered ownership of stations and requiring divestitures of stations.

Eleven years later thirteen stations remain in the trust, but four of them are now on their way to a new home as iHeartMedia will swap Classic Rock “Eagle 102.3” WEKL Augusta GA, Variety Hits “Steve-FM” 106.1 WSFF Vinton/Roanoke and simulcaster 101.7 WSNZ Lynchburg VA, and Classic Country “107.1 The Bear” WLRX Ironton OH/Huntington WV to Educational Media Foundation for six translators.

The six translators are all already operated by iHeartMedia via lease. They are:

  • Conservative Talk “Power Talk 101.1” K266BD Carmel Valley CA which simulcasts 1460 KION Salinas via 105.1 KOCN-HD2 Pacific Grove
  • Regional Mexican “98.5 El Patron” K253BV Oklahoma City which is fed via 94.7 KBRU-HD2 Oklahoma City
  • Alternative “Alt 93.3” W227BF Shoreview/Minneapolis which is fed via KQQL-HD2 Anoka MN
  • ESPN Pittsburgh” 106.3 W292DH Pittsburgh PA which rebroadcasts 970 WBGG Pittsburgh
  • 92.1 W221CR Memphis TN which rebroadcasts News/Talk 600 WREC Memphis
  • Gospel “Hallelujah 97.5” W248BQ Nashville TN which is fed via WNRQ-HD2 Nashville
  • The Aloha Station Trust will still hold nine licenses in Albuquerque, Bismarck, Dayton, Frederick MD, Huntington WV, and Lexington KY.

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    1. Les Talk says

      Question will be: How much longer before EMF makes a deal for Aloha Frederick, MD? They could easily spin 99.9 as a complement to newly acquired 107.3. And, 930 AM could easily be donated to a local church or spun around to Salem.

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