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L&L Acquires Jackson Cluster

L&L Broadcasting has announced it has agreed to acquire YMF Media’s Jackson, MS cluster. The six station deal will give L&L entry into a second Mississippi market adding to its previously acquired Biloxi stations. The stations involved in the yet to be filed deal are: Urban “99 Jamz” 99.7 WJMI Jackson Sports “105.9 The Zone” WRKS Pickens Urban AC “Kixie 107” 107.5 WKXI Magee News/Talk 1180 WJNT Pearl “Gospel 1300” WOAD Jackson “Oldies 1400” WJQS Jackson The deal will leave YMF with just its stations in Columbia SC and New York City once this sale and sale of two AM’s in the San Francisco area closes. L&L Broadcasting was formed by Alpha Broadcasting head Larry Wilson in 2012 to purchase the stations owne...[Read More]

What’s Happening With YMF Media?

Two recent developments have us wondering if Yucaipa Investments and Magic Johnson are winding down their YMF Media holdings. YMF has sold their brokered Chinese 1400 KVTO Berkeley/San Francisco and brokered Vietnamese 1430 KVVN Santa Clara/San Jose to Pham Radio Communication for $6 Million. Earlier this week Tom Taylor reported in his daily Tom Taylor Now newsletter that Larry Wilson’s L&L Broadcasting has signed a letter of intent to acquire YMF’s Columbia, SC and Jackson, MS stations. YMF owns five stations in Columbia and six in Jackson. Those deals would leave YMF with just a pair of stations. Urban AC 107.5 WBLS and Gospel 1190 WLIB New York. YMF Media was formed in 2011 by Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies and Magic Johnson’s Johnson Capital Investment to ...[Read More]