101.1 Pensacola

WOWB Expands To Pensacola

Agape Educational Media Christian AC “Wow 90.9” WOWB Jay FL/Evergreen AL has expanded to the adjacent Pensacola market on Easy Media’s 1450 WBSR/101.1 W266AL Pensacola. WBSR/W266AL had been operating as Sports “ESPN Pensacola” until the abrupt end of that format on June 1. WOWB staffers mentioned on-air that they are currently leasing the new signals, but intend to purchase the stations. https://www.facebook.com/WOW90.9/videos/10155328107132822/

WBSR Drops ESPN; New Format Coming

Easy Media Sports “ESPN Pensacola” 1450 WBSR/101.1 W266AL Pensacola FL abruptly dropped the format on Wednesday afternoon. The station, which was being operated via LMA, informed its staff on Wednesday morning that it was ceasing operations and they were being terminated. WBSR featured three hours of local programming daily and ESPN Radio network programming in other dayparts. The Pensacola News-Journal reports the station will return to the air with a new format. WBSR flipped from AC to Sports in August 2011 under an LMA from Pensacola Sports Radio LLC. The station itself was sold by Frederic T.C. Brewer to his son Dan Brewer in 2016 for $310,253. Dan Brewer then purchased W266AL from Edgewater Broadcasting for $38,000.

Station Sales Week Of 5/15

Terry Barber Enterprises is continuing to grow a cluster in Montgomery, AL. Barber, the former GM of Blueberry Broadcasting’s cluster in the market, purchased Gospel 800 WMGY in March and is now adding another AM and translator. Barber is paying $210,000 for Classic Hits 1250 WRBZ Wetumpka from J&W LLC. and $100,000 for 96.5 W243CS Montgomery from Patrick Sullivan. TBE began operating both stations and Sullivan’s 95.5 W238CE Montgomery via LMA on May 1. Mount Carmel Baptist Church is acquiring Classic Hits “94.5 The Coast” 1490 WVGB/94.5 W233AW Beaufort/Hilton Head, SC from Partners Broadcast Group for $300,000. Norman Broadcasting Company NMB sells Oldies 900 WNMB North Myrtle Beach, SC to Beatty Broadcasting Company for $25,000 and an option to acquire the st...[Read More]