William and Susan Amos’ Community Media Group is selling AAA “101.5 The Mountain” WVMP Vinton/Roanoke VA to Todd Robinson’s Lynchburg Radio Group for $250,000. Robinson’s WVJT Inc. previously filed to purchase the station in August 2016 for $600,000 but that deal was later withdrawn. WVMP began simulcasting on 102.5 WBZS Shawsville in January. Michael ‘Buzz Corona’ Hernandez’s Western Radio Ltd. purchases 690 KWRP/93.9 K230BZ Pueblo and 100.3 K262BB Boone CO from United States CP for $80,000. Hernandez had been programming the stations and 94.7 KFVR-FM Beulah as Classic Hip-Hop “The Buzz” for previous LMA operator SoCo Radio. Three months after acquiring 102.3 KHKF Island City OR for $50,000, Xana Oregon sells it and 101.3 K267CE ...[Read More]
Multiple stations have found new homes in Pueblo, CO. With Educational Media Foundation closing on its acquisition of Country 106.9 KIQN Pueblo from United States CP a chain reaction of moves have taken place as KIQN has joined EMF’s Christian AC “K-Love” network. The previous Country format of KIQN has moved to 94.7 KFVR-FM Beulah and 93.9 K230BB Fowler under the management of SoCo Radio. KFVR’s previous Classic Hits “I-25 Oldies” format moves to 690 KWRP Pueblo and 100.3 K262BB Boone replacing “I-25 Talk“.
Mike Knar’s SOCO Radio is expanding its portfolio in Pueblo, CO. SOCO has agreed to begin operating United States CP’s Classic Hits “I25 Oldies” 94.7 KFVR-FM Beulah and Talk “I25 Talk” 690 KWRP Pueblo/93.9 K230BB Fowler/100.3 K262BB Boone via LMA. SOCO currently operates Soft AC “Easy 101.3” KFEZ Walsenburg, CHR “Power 103.3” Colorado City, Classic Country 780 KCEG Fountain, and Standards 890 KJME Fountain all via LMA. No word on the status of the current format have been included. KFVR-FM will lose its simulcast with 1530 KCMN Colorado Springs and KWRP will lose its simulcast with 1040 KCBR Monument/Colorado Springs as those two AMs were not included in the new lease with SOCO Radio.