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Elroy Smith Walks Away From Chicago Translator Purchase; Named Summit Media Greenville OM

The deal that was to be the single highest price paid for a single FM translator will not come to pass. Elroy Smith’s Integrity Radio Communications is walking away from its $4.6 million purchase of 100.7 W264BF Englewood, IL from CSN International. Smith instead will head to Greenville, SC where he has been named Operations Manager for SummitMedia’s four stations. Smith had agreed to purchase W264BF in July 2014. It is currently licensed with 2 watts at 442.2 meters from the top of the Willis Center with a Construction Permit to increase to 10 watts (Coverage Map) that has been held up by objections by Digity Media’s “Q-Rock 100.7” WRXQ Coal City, IL due to interference claims. Smith will join SummitMedia’s Greenville, SC cluster on April 1 where he wil...[Read More]

Elroy Smith Makes Record Setting Translator Purchase

Just days after CSN International sold 103.9 W280EM Chicago for $1 Million, the group has sold another Chicago translator. For the price of $4.6 million, the most spent for a translator, Elroy Smith’s Integrity Radio Communications will acquire 100.7 W264BF Englewood, IL. W264BF is currently licensed to operate with 2 watts at 442.2 meters from the top of the Willis Center with a Construction Permit to increase to 10 watts (Coverage Map). The sale application specifies Hubbard’s 100.3 WILV as originating station. Elroy Smith spent fifteen years from 1992 until 2007 as Program Director of Clear Channel Urban 107.5 WGCI. He also held Operations Manager duties and programmed Urban AC “V103” 102.7 WVAZ and Gospel “Inspiration 1390” WGRB at time during his Ch...[Read More]

Translator Report 12/13

One of the markets that has yet to see translator action this year has been Chicago. Calvary Radio Network is looking to change that. 100.7 W264BF Englewood, IL currently operates with 2 watts from the top of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. It has been granted a CP to upgrade to 10 watts which will give it coverage of much of the city of Chicago. The translator is currently licensed to simulcast Calvary’s 89.9 WHLP Valparaiso, IN. The maneuverings of Radio Power, Inc with its translators in Detroit will end up as one of the top stories of the year. Last month we reported that Radio Power had purchased 97.5 W248AQ Harrison, MI from Radio Assist Ministry for $32,000. The purchase was accompanied by an application to relocate to 107.1 as 97.5 became the home of CBC’s CBEW-FM Wi...[Read More]