Adams Adds Second Indiana Market

Indiana 105.5 WLJE 107.1 The Z WZVN XRock 103.9 WXRD 1500 WAKE Valparaiso Lowell Adams Radio GroupFollowing their purchase of stations from two groups in Fort Wayne, Adams Radio Group has purchased four stations in Northwestern Indiana.

The four stations located just outside the Chicago market in the area around Gary are Classic Rock “XRock 103.9” WXRD Crown Point, Country “Indiana 105.5” WLJE Valparaiso, Hot AC “107.1 The Z” WZVN Lowell, and Oldies 1500 WAKE Valparaiso. The seller is Radio One Communications, a local group run by Leigh Ellis and not the Urban station operator with the similar name. Terms of the sale have yet to be disclosed.

This will become Adams’ third market after Fort Wayne and Las Cruces, NM since returning to radio ownership last year.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of 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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  1. Another shocker. First the talk that the Engelbrecht family will be selling South Central based in Evansville. Now Leigh Ellis selling Indiana 105 and their cluster in “da’ region.”

    Not to start any rumors, but who’s the next long time Indiana broadcaster to cash out?

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