101.3 Williamsport

Backyard Broadcasting Sells Williamsport Stations

After selling off its Municie, IN and Elmira & Olean, NY clusters in May, Backyard Broadcasting completes its exit from radio by selling its Williamsport, PA stations to Dan Farr. Farr is currently the VP/GM of the Williamsport stations he will be purchasing after leading the cluster for the past 20 years under the ownership of Backyard and previously Sabre Communications. No purchase price has been announced yet. He will operate the stations under the name Backyard Broadcasting PA. The stations involved in the purchase are: “Oldiez 93.3” WBZD-FM Muncy, Classic Rock simulcast 99.3 WZXR South Williamsport and 103.7 WCXR Lewisburg, Country 105.1 WILQ Williamsport, Hot AC “FM 107.9” WLMY Williamsport, and News/Talk 1340 WWPA/101.3 W267BJ Williamspoort

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]