With the sale of Classic Hits 92.1 WSEN-FM Baldwinsville/Syracuse to Family Life Ministries about to close, Galaxy Communications has purchased to intellectual property of the station and merged it into their own Classic Hits “Sunny 102.1” WZUN Phoenix NY. The stations began simulcasting at 3pm today as WSEN’s three remaining personalities were introduced by WZUN afternoon host Rick Gary. WSEN morning host Gary Dunes will join the existing Big Mike & Cindy morning show, Cindy Humble will then host solo from 10am-12pm, Diane Wade moves from WSEN middays to 12-3pm, John Carucci will co-host with Rick Gary in afternoons from now. We had reported on the likelihood of this simulcast in a Domain Insight report last month. Syracuse.com reports that the simulcast will last f...[Read More]
In late December, Family Life Ministries purchased Classic Hits 92.1 WSEN-FM Baldwinsville/Syracuse NY from Leatherstocking Media Group. Will the current brand now be headed elsewhere in the market? Anonymous domain registrations were made yesterday for 1021WSEN.com, 102WSEN.com, WSEN102.com and WSEN1021.com. 102.1 is currently WZUN Communications Classic Hits “Sunny 102.1” WZUN Phoenix NY, which was reacquired by Galaxy Communications late last year. Family Life acquired WSEN-FM and 106.3 WMCR-FM Oneida NY for $2.5 million. Following the original assignment application, Family Life amended its plans and no-longer intends to convert 92.1 WSEN-FM to non-commercial status. Will another deal be coming to send the license to another commercial operator in the market?
Station Sales Davidson Media continues its sell-off as 990 WLEE Richmond VA is sold to General Manager Jim Jacobs’ Richmond Radio LLC for $10,000. Concurrent with the sale, Jacobs replaced the Conservative Talk programming of WLEE with the Gospel format heard on 1540 WREJ as that station goes Silent. Following Leslie Rudd’s purchase of News/Talk 1360 WCHL/97.9 W250BP Chapel Hill NC out of bankruptcy, four partners are joining the newly renamed Chapel Hill Media Group as equal 20% owners. Chris Ehrenfeld, James Kitchen, Mark Vitali and Aaron Wright will each pay $150,000 for their stakes in the company. After divesting the license to Classic Hits “Sunny 102.1” WZUN Phoenix/Syracuse NY in 2013 in a corporate restructuring, Galaxy Communications is reacquiring the stat...[Read More]