100.1 Pittsfield

Galaxy Communications Acquires Pittsfield Cluster

Ed Levine’s Galaxy Communications is expanding to Pittsfield, Massachusetts with the purchase of Bruce Danziger’s commonly owned Berkshire Broadcasting and Gamma Broadcasting. The combined $3.15 million purchase will give Galaxy II Media, LLC the following stations: Hot AC “Live 95.9” WBEC-FM Pittsfield, Classic Hits “Whoopee 100.1” WUPE-FM North Adams/1110 WUPE Pittsfield/103.3 W277CJ Pittsfield, Full Service AC 860 WSBS Great Barrington, AC 1230 WNAW North Adams, and News/Talk 1420 WBEC Pittsfield. Gamma will also acquire WSBS translator 94.1 W231AK Great Barrington from Northeast Airchecks for $20,000 and transfer that to Galaxy. Galaxy operates clusters in Syracuse and Utica NY. A 2013 attempt to sell these stations to Greg Reed was later withdrawn.

FCC Applications 5/31

Translator Changes The pieces continue to get put in place for the upcoming frequency shuffle in Salt Lake City. Wasatch Public Media’s 105.3 K287AE Holladay, UT applies to move to 105.5 with no changes to its 205 watt horizontal/82 watt vertical at 419 meters facilities. The frequency shift will enable the translator to keep its second-adjacent status to KNRS-FM Centerville after it moves from 105.7 to 105.9. K287AE will continue to rebroadcast Public News/Talk 88.3 KCPW-FM Salt Lake City (Coverage Map). Cherry Creek Radio’s 101.9 K270BV Hurricane, UT applies to relocate to St. George with 250 watts at 532 meters rebroadcasting 106.1 KXFF Colorado City, AZ. Edgewater Broadcasting’s CP for 95.3 W237DW Covington, KY/Cincinnati applies to increase power to 250 watts at 236 ...[Read More]

Pittsfield Cluster Sale Withdrawn

Greg Reed’s purchase of six stations in the Pittsfield, MA market has been dismissed. Reed had agreed in August to purchase AC 800 WSBS Great Barrington, AC 1230 WNAW North Adams and Classic Hits “Whoopie 100.1” WUPE-FM North Adams from Berkshire Broadcasting and 1110 WUPE, News/Talk 1420 WBEC, and Hot AC “Live 95.9” WBEC-FM Pittsfield from Gamma Broadcasting for the sum of the six stations cash flow multiplied by 5.25. Competitor WBRK Inc. quickly filed a petition to deny based on the fact that the sale documents including the actual purchase price were never filed with the FCC. On December 30, both Berkshire and Gamma withdrew the transfer application. Reed, the prospective buyer, was the former General Manager of WQAM and WPOW Miami and co-owner of Beasley ...[Read More]