Station Sales Week Of 2/5

Station Sales

88.5 KPLU Tacoma 94.9 KUOW-FM Seattle Pacific Lutheran University of Washington NPR JazzWhile Save KPLU attempts to raise the money to purchase the station, The University of Washington has filed its application to purchase 88.5 KPLU Tacoma, its three simulcasts, and eight translators from Pacific Lutheran University for $8 million following the sale’s announcement in November. As part of the deal, all current employees will be terminated prior to closing and the KPLU call letters are excluded. The other facilities involved in the deal are 88.9 KPLK Sedro-Woodley, 89.3 KVIX Port Angeles, 90.1 KPLI Olympia, 88.7 K204BI Bellingham, 90.1 K211AP Centralia, 90.3 K212AG Raymond, 92.1 K221FR West Seattle, 96.7 K244EV Arial, 100.9 K265DP Aberdeen, 104.7 K284BM Longview and 105.5 K288GG Mount Vernon.

Marianne Barton’s Mid-Utah Radio will merge into husband Douglas Barton’s Sanpete County Broadcasting Company with Douglas owning 70% and Marianne 30% of the combined company. Mid-Utah will contribute Conservative Talk 980 KSVC Richfield, Country “97.7 The Wolf” KWUT Elsinore, 96.3 K242BJ Rural Garfield, 98.1 K251AQ Elsinore and 107.5 K298AW Beaver UT to the company, while Sanpete owns Farm 650 KMTI Manti, Hot AC “93.7 Sky-FM” KUTC Mount Pleasant, Classic Hits “Eagle 94.5” KLGL Salina and AC 100.5 KMXD Monroe.

Sportsrad Inc. sells “Sports Radio 930” WSFZ Jackson MS to New South Radio for $1.

Eternity Media Group acquires Standards 1220 WABF Fairhope/Mobile AL from Gulf Coast Broadcasting Company for $105,000.

Noah Britt’s Tri-City Radio purchases Sports “1140 The Game” WNWF Destin FL from
Andala Enterprises for $175,000. Tri-City began operating WNWF via TBA in November 2015.

Jadon Broadcasting returns Southern Gospel 1290 KDMS and Country 98.7 KLBQ El Dorado AR to El Dorado Broadcasting for forgiveness of debt and settlement of legal issues between the companies.

Colonial Media + Entertainment acquires Silent 910 WAVL Apollo PA from Evangel Heights Assembly of God for $50,000.

Timber Ridge Ministries sells Southern Gospel “90.1 The Point” WVRS Gore VA to Point FM Ministries for $25,000. The buyer began operating the station last November.

Templo Apostles y Profetas Bethel sells Spanish Christian 88.1 KZGC-FM Garden City KS to Radio Vida Kansas for $50,000.

In order to purchase 94.7 W234CH Girard OH to move to Latrobe PA, LHTC Media is also acquiring Urban AC “Star 94.7” 1330 WGFT Campbell and Silent 1500 WASN Youngstown OH from Helen Bednarczyk for $325,000.

Translator Sales

The translator buying frenzy for AM Revitalization continued with many deals this week. Among the noticeable buyers were Alpha Media spending $370,625 for eight translators from four sellers, Berkshire Broadcasting acquired two Milford PA translators for $215,000, and Saga paying $200,000 for three including one in Milwaukee.

The biggest translator deal comes in Columbus OH where Percy Squire’s Sandblast LP is selling Urban AC/Gospel “95.9 The Drum” W240AX to Salem Media for $350,000. W240AX already rebroadcasts Salem’s 98.9 WTOH-HD4.

Dennis Jackson is transferring his five translators to his Sun Signals LLC. The translators are 92.1 W221CZ South Burlington VT, 102.5 W273BH Middlebury VT, 102.5 W273CN Danbury, 103.1 W276AV Stamford CT and 103.1 W276BV Greenwich CT.

StationStateSellerBuyerPriceTo Rebroadcast
103.7 W279AM RushvilleINIndiana Community Radio CorporationTCW Broadcasting$3500920 WTCW Whitesburg KY
93.5 W228DA CentraliaILCountryside BroadcastingNRG Radio$34,5001350 WJBD Salem IL
96.1 W241AK OcillaGAAugusta Radio FellowshipBroomfield Broadcasting$30,0001170 WDEK Lexington SC
102.7 K274CK LaytonvilleCAYour Christian Companion NetworkCalifornia Broadcasting Company$23,0001490 KZNB Petaluma CA
104.7 W284CE Merritt IslandFLEdgewater BroadcastingAVM Broadcasting$35,0001530 WYMM Jacksonville FL
94.3 W232CX Barbourville

107.5 W298BY Harlan
KYEastern Kentucky UniversityFamily First$60,000870 WTCG Mount Holly NC

890 WBAJ Blythewood SC
100.3 K262CC JulesburgCOEducational Communications of Colorado SpringsTri-State Broadcasting Association$18,000970 KJLT North Platte NE
104.7 W284BF New ProvidencePAFour Rivers Community BroadcastingWDAC Radio Company$80,00094.5 WDAC-HD3 Lancaster PA
91.9 W219AU Tupper LakeNYSaranac Lake RadioRed Wolf Broadcasting$35,0001270 WSPR Springfield MA
94.7 W234AR Pocomoke CityMDPriority RadioArohi Media$70,0001490 WDUR Durham NC
94.3 W232BB LaGrangeKYGood Shepherd RadioNew Albany Broadcasting$10,0001600 WLRS Eminence KY
93.5 W228DD HillsboroALPilati InvestmentsWatkins Broadcasting$35,0001300 WBSA Boaz AL
94.9 W235BV LogansportINKaspar BroadcastingMendota Broadcasting$38,0001250 WSPL Streator IL
105.1 W286CJ Milford

105.9 W290CK Milford
PADigital Radio BroadcastingBerkshire Broadcasting$215,000850 WREF Ridgefield CT

800 WLAD Danbury CT
102.7 W274BW MedfordWIEdgewater BroadcastingLeighton Radio$35,0001230 KWNO Winona MN
95.9 W240BX ColumbusOHSandblast LPSalem Media$350,00098.9 WTOH-HD4 Columbus OH
95.1 K236CJ Hayden

99.9 K260CL Hayden

104.5 K283AS Hayden
COConundrum Communications InvestmentsCatholic Radio Network$96,000970 KFEL Pueblo CO

1060 KRCN Longmont CO

1120 KLIM Limon CO
92.3 K222CQ BrownfieldTXFirst Ventures Capital PartnersRamar Communications$52,500106.5 KXTQ-FM Lubbock TX
99.9 K260CE GilmerTXE-String WirelessAlpha Media$56,800105.7 KYKX-HD2 Longview TX
103.7 K279CI LongviewTXE-String WirelessAlpha Media$58,700105.7 KYKX-HD3 Longview TX
97.5 K248CC TylerTXE-String WirelessAlpha Media$73,000105.7 KYKX Longview TX
104.9 K285GL TopekaKSE-String WirelessAlpha Media$108,900590 WIBW Topeka KS
99.3 K257FJ Hot SpringsARE-String WirelessAlpha Media$25,000980 KOKA Shreveport LA
102.7 W274BS PrincetonINIndiana Community Radio CorporationFTG Broadcasting$35001400 WFTG London KY
93.5 K228FC KingsvilleTXArmida SailleRoyal Flush LLC$50,0001490 KTAE Austin TX
99.1 W256BQ OleanNYColonial Radio GroupCC Broadcasting$75,0001100 WGPA Bethlehem PA
95.3 W237CS SmethportPAColonial Radio GroupWolf Radio$75,0001490 WOLF Syracuse NY
107.9 W300CP Pana

107.9 W300CQ Taylorville
ILCountryside BroadcastingPolnet Communications$90,0001030 WNVR Vernon Hills IL

1330 WKTA Evanston IL
92.7 K224EO Idaho FallsIDTed AustinInspirational Family Radio$50,000790 KSPD Boise ID
105.1 W286CR PlymouthWIWRVM Inc.Polnet Communications$35,0001500 WPJX Zion IL
97.9 W250BB HoultonMELight of Life MinistriesMountain Valley Broadcasting$50,0001450 WKTQ South Paris ME
100.9 W265CZ MeridianMSEducational Media FoundationAlpha Media$35,0001400 WJQS Jackson MS
104.7 K284BZ Des MoinesIAEducational Media FoundationSantamaria Broadcasting$40,0001400 KMNV St. Paul MN
102.1 W271CA NoblesvilleINEducational Media FoundationL&D Broadcasters$60,0001110 WGNZ Fairborn OH
93.1 W226BR GreenvilleMSBible Broadcasting NetworkCovenant Network$35,0001010 WCKW Garyville LA
95.7 W239BZ SandyFLCalvary Chapel ChurchGillen Broadcasting$35,0001390 WAJD Gainesville FL
101.7 W269CU Palm BayFLCalvary Chapel ChurchRadio World Inc.$35,0001340 WTAN Clearwater FL
102.1 W271BZ TianaNYJVC MediaWGBB-AM Inc.$75,0001240 WGBB Freeport NY
93.1 W226BO ParkersburgWVSeven Ranges RadioAlpha Media$35,0001240 WKEZ Bluefield WV
95.7 W239AL Fernandina BeachFLReach CommunicationsThomas Daniels$35,0001480 WZJY Mount Pleasant SC
98.1 W251BF Punta GordaFLReach CommunicationsSun Broadcasting$35,0001240 WFWN Fort Myers FL
94.3 K232EP ChelanWAGrowing Christian FoundationTwo Hearts Communications$30001320 KGDC Walla Walla WA
105.3 W287BC AndersonSCIndiana Community Radio FoundationWPGW Inc.$25,0001440 WPGW Portland IN
106.7 W294BO ConcordVAPaul PassinkDelmarva Educational Association$65,000590 WLES Bon Air VA
99.5 W258AK FarmvilleVAPaul PassinkDelmarva Educational Association$65,0001540 WREJ Richmond VA
93.1 K226BZ TallulahLAAmerican Family AssociationAlpha Media$35,0001490 WXBD Biloxi MS
101.7 W269DA IronwoodMIRefuge Media GroupMid-Minnesota Media$40,0001410 KLFD Litchfield MN
99.3 K257DM GlencoeMNRefuge Media GroupJacobson Broadcasting$40,0001070 KILR Estherville IA
98.7 K254CK Clara CityMNRefuge Media GroupCommunity First Broadcasting$40,0001090 KSOU Sioux Center IA
103.5 W278AN Tupper LakeNYNortheast Gospel BroadcastingGois Broadcasting$65,0001230 WNEZ Manchester CT
96.7 W244BG LanesboroughMANortheast Gospel BroadcastingGois Broadcasting$65,000NA
94.7 W234AL North AdamsMANortheast Gospel BroadcastingGois Broadcasting$65,000890 WLLH Lowell MA
98.7 W254AM BerlinNYNortheast Gospel BroadcastingGois Broadcasting$65,0001480 WKND Windsor CT
94.5 K233BQ ChildressTXEdgewater BroadcastingStillwater Broadcasting$35,000780 KSPI Stillwater
103.9 K280FY DubuqueIAEdgewater BroadcastingVazquez Development$35,0001230 WJOB Hammond IN
92.7 W224CE TitusvilleFLEdgewater BroadcastingRadio World Inc.$35,0001400 WZHR Zephyrhills FL
105.1 W286BE DawsonGAEdgewater BroadcastingPMB Broadcasting$45,0001270 WBOJ Columbus GA
93.1 W226AK SylvesterGAEdgewater BroadcastingPMB Broadcasting$45,0001420 WRCG Columbus GA
97.5 W248BY Mountain LakeVAAppalshopGray Broadcasting$22,5001150 WBAG Burlington-Graham NC
100.3 K262BJ MaconMOFirst Ventures Capital PartnersKTTR-KZNN Inc.$35,0001490 KTTR Rolla MO
92.7 W224CX WilmingtonNCConner MediaFriends of Public RadioWith $10 for 95.3 W237CE Myrtle Beach SC and $25,00091.3 WHQR Wilmington NC
95.3 W237CE Myrtle BeachSCFriends of Public RadioConner MediaWith $25,000 for 92.7 W224CX Wilmington NC and $101490 WSTP Salisbury NC
99.3 W257BW New TripoliPABeacon BroadcastingWin Radio Broadcasting$75,000950 WCTN Potomac-Cabin John MD
107.5 W298BP WiseVAPositive Alternative RadioSaga Communications$100,0001450 WVAX Charlottesville VA
98.9 W255BD DarlingtonSCCommunity Broadcasters2B Productions$90,0001410 WTIX Concord NC
105.5 W288AS IthacaNYCornell Media GuildWolf Radio$75,0001490 WOLF Syracuse NY
93.9 W230BJ Island FallsMELight of Life MinistriesWinnipesaukee Radio Station$35,0001420 WASR Wolfeboro NH
100.7 W264BG BenedictaMELight of Life MinistriesSaga Communications$50,0001490 WBAE Portland ME
98.7 W254BR LincolnMELight of Life MinistriesSalem Media$100,000950 WROL Boston MA
96.5 W243BA Big RapidsMIMentor PartnersJackson Radio Works$35,0001450 WIBM Jackson MI
95.1 W236BR Reed CityMIMentor PartnersSaga Communications$50,0001340 WJYI Milwaukee WI
102.5 W273CG New HarmonyINIndiana Community Radio CorporationDiamond Shores Broadcasting$40,0001560 WSEZ Paoli IN
103.3 W277CG Ft. BranchINIndiana Community Radio CorporationMidnight Hour Broadcasting$40,0001390 WZZB Seymour IN
105.3 W287BR CarthageINIndiana Community Radio CorporationBAS Broadcasting$27,0001300 WMVO Mount Vernon OH
101.5 W268BW GainesvilleFLManuel ArroyoFlorida Broadcasters Partnership$1001140 WRMQ Orlando FL
98.7 K254BZ FairbanksTXCommunity Public RadioHispanic Family Christian Network$85,00099.1 KODA Houston TX
94.7 K234C BiggsORCommunity Media Assistance ProjectKSRV Inc.$20,0001240 KTIX Pendleton OR
101.9 W270CI LawrencevilleOHCommunity Media Assistance ProjectTuscarawas Broadcasting$20,0001540 WBTC Urichsville OH
100.7 W264BJ Pocomoke CityMDBay BroadcastingRothschild Broadcasting$30,0001320 WICO Salisbury MD
101.9 W270AO WinonaMSPaul Scott AlexanderMarble City Media$40,0001050 WBNM Alexander City AL
101.3 K267AQ Conway SummitCALiving ProofLotus Radio$40,0001450 KHIT Reno NV
StationStateSellerBuyerPriceTo Rebroadcast

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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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  1. W234AL in North Adams, MA probably would be moving to Eastern Massachusetts if it’s going to rebroadcast WAMG-890 Dedham/Boston or WLLH-1400 Lowell (I suspect there was a typo in the station being rebroadcast; perhaps this was a typo in their sale application to the FCC).

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