Saratoga Radio Acquires WABY

Star Radio 93.3 1160 WAIX Mechanicville Albany SaratogaAfter acquiring 1160 WAIX Mechanicville/93.3 W227DW Saratoga Springs NY (and relaunching them as Classic Hits “Star Radio” WSSV, Saratoga Radio LLC is purchasing a second AM/translator combo from Empire Broadcasting Corporation.

Saratoga Radio, a partnership of Ricki Lee and Hanna Kaleta’s Border Media and Aaron and Jessica Ishmael’s A&J Radio, will acquire 900 WABY Watervliet and the CP for 94.1 W231DU Clifton Park NY for an undisclosed amount. WABY has been carrying an automated Oldies format in-between long rounds of silence for much of the last year and a half.

Saratoga Radio LLC, a partnership between Border Media, LLC & A&J Radio LLC today announced that they have an agreement with Empire Broadcasting Corporation to acquired WABY-AM, Watervliet, NY and it’s W231DU Clifton Park, NY FM translator construction permit.

Ricki Lee, Border Media: “After completing our transaction with Empire on WSSV, we considered future growth opportunities and we believe WABY is a great fit for us. We will shortly be taking over the radio station via LMA”

Saratoga Radio LLC expects the transaction to close by the end of 2019.

About Border Media.

Border Media is a radio company owned by husband and wife team, Ricki Lee and Hanna Kaleta. Ricki, who is also Co-founder and CEO of radio technology company Aiir, is a life long broadcaster. Border Media owns WRGR in Tupper Lake, NY.

About A&J Radio.

A&J Radio is a husband and wife radio company owned and operated by Aaron Ishmael and Jessica Ishmael. They own WPLB in the Plattsburgh / Burlington market. They also own Mid-Century Radio which operates WVLZ and WKCE in Knoxville, TN.

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