Nearly three years after selling CHR “U93” 92.9 WNDV-FM South Bend, “Rock 97.7” WYXX Goshen, and 1980s Hits 102.3 WYET New Carlisle IN to Sound Management LLC, Artistic Media Partners is reacquiring the three stations for $3.4 million. Sound Management had paid $3.5 million for the stations in October 2014, but the owners of that company also make up the management and part of the ownership of Artistic. The deal reunites the three FMs with Standards 1620 WDND South Bend and two FMs in Bloomington IN. The estate of Joel Kinlow sells Silent 101.5 KAVH Eudora AR to Larry Fuss’ Contemporary Communications for $75,000. Contemporary owns Country “Kix 92.7” WMYQ Moorhead MS and Fuss is a partner in Delta Radio Network which owns six stations across the Mi...[Read More]
The third format change this month has come to South Bend IN. After breaking up the simulcast of Classic Hits “97.7/102.3 The Stream” to flip 97.7 WSSM Goshen to Classic Rock “Rock 97.7” WYXX, Sound Management flipped 102.3 WSMM New Carlisle to 1980s Hits “All 80’s 102.3” WYET on Monday. The new station is promoting a playlist of over 2500 songs and core artists including Huey Lewis and the News, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Brian Adams, Whitney Houston, Tears for Fears, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins. The format change takes the station out of direct format competition with Midwest Family Broadcasting’s “Z94.3” WZOC Plymouth which continues with its Rock leaning Classic Hits format. Monday at 12:01 PM, a new 80’s radio station will launch i...[Read More]
While Mid-West Family Broadcasting stunts on 99.9 WHFB-FM Benton Harbor MI/South Bend IN in preparation of its flip to CHR on Tuesday, crosstown Artistic Media Partners made a format change of its own in South Bend. 97.7 WSSM Goshen broke off its simulcast of Classic Hits “The Stream” 102.3 WSMM New Carlisle and flipped to Classic Rock “Rock 97.7“. New WYXX call letters are pending for the station. The South Bend market has been without a dedicated Classic Rock station since 95.7 WAOR flipped to Sports in 2012. The Stream, Midwest Family Classic Hits “Z94.3” WZOC, and Federated Media Rock “103.9 The Bear” WRBR filled the niche by default. With Indiana stalwart The Bob & Tom Show being dropped by WHFB-FM as part of their flip from Country...[Read More]
Arthur A. Angotti is selling Artistic Media Partners three FM’s in South Bend, IN to Sound Management, LLC. The $3.5 million sale of CHR “U93” WNDV-FM and Classic Hits simulcast “The Stream” 97.7 WSSM Goshen/102.3 WSMM New Carlisle will transfer operations of the stations to Angotti’s son Arthur A. Angotti III. Sound Management’s ownership will have 45% held by Angotti III, 10% by Barbara Angotti, and 45% by Artistic Media Partners. Sound Management will begin operating the stations via LMA on November 1. Angotti III currently serves as President of Aristic. That company will continue to own WNDV simulcast 1620 WDND South Bend, two FMs in Bloomington, and 1 AM and 3 FMs in Lafayette, IN.