iHeartMedia Acquires Twin Cities Translator

Alt 93.3 W227BF Minneapolis Clear Channel AlternativeiHeartMedia is adding another translator to its portfolio in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market.

United Broadcasting System is selling 96.7 W244CS Hudson, WI to iHeartMedia for $300,000. The currently silent W244CS holds a Construction Permit to relocate its tower site to south of St. Paul with 71 watts at 101.5 meters (Coverage Map). iHeartMedia states its intent to rebroadcast 107.9 KQQL Anoka on the translator, perhaps to give Alternative “Alt 93.3” W227BF Shoreview/KQQL-HD2 additional coverage in the St. Paul side of the market.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com 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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