MediaBrew Acquires Michigan Upper Peninsula Cluster
Despite being included in the press release Oldies 1400 WQXO/97.7 W249DR Munising is not included in the sale of Todd Noordyk’s Great Lakes Radio Marquette MI cluster to MediaBrew Communications.
Noordyk will retain WQXO/W249DR as well as 92.7 WRPP Manistique and 98.7 W249DR Escanaba MI. The Noordyk’s also retain 88.9 WCRR Manistique and 89.3 WSHN Munising/Marquette which are both licensed to ChristianRadioBroadcasting.org and carry Educational Media Foundation’s “K-Love” network. The sale agreement includes a non-compete agreement preventing them from expanding their operations in Marquette County MI for one year as well as a six month consulting contract with Luke Noordyk.
Original Report 5/14: Former Emmis Indianapolis Market Manager Charles Williams is moving into ownership as his MediaBrew Communications will acquire Todd Noordyk’s Great Lakes Radio’s cluster in Marquette MI.
Williams will pay $2 million for Classic Rock 98.3 WRUP Palmer, AC “101.9 Sunny-FM” WKQS Negaunee, Country 103.3 WFXD Marquette, Oldies 1400 WQXO/97.7 W249DR Munising plus HD fed translators “Fox Sports Marquette” 99.9 W260AG Ishpeming/105.1 W286BC Marquette and Christmas Music “106.1 The Gift” W291CJ Marquette.
Williams served as Market Manager of Emmis Indianapolis from August 2016 to November 2017 after eleven years running Radio One Indianapolis. Bill Cate of Media Services Group served as the exclusive broker for the transaction.