When Hog Radio closes on its acquisition of Variety Radio Group Soft AC “Variety 106.5” KBVA Bella Vista/Fayetteville AR on Tuesday, August 1, it will relaunch the station as “Lite 106.5“. The station will position itself as “The Best Variety of Timeless Classics” while the Westside Eagle-Observer reports that the company “promises only minor changes.” Hog Radio purchased KBVA in April for $1.15 million. It will become the company’s fifth station in the Fayetteville market joining Country “96.7 The Coyote” KCYT, Sports “ESPN 99.5” KAKS/1290 KUOA, and Classic Hits “Star 101.5” KFMD.
Station Sales Radio Disney continued the sell-off of its stations with 1560 WQEW New York going to Family Radio and The Word Network purchasing 910 WFDF Farmington Hills/Detroit. In other previously reported deals this week, Simmons Media purchased Spanish Peaks Broadcasting’s cluster in Missoula, MT and Idaho Wireless purchased Pacific Empire Broadcasting’s 102.5 KMGI and 930 KSEI Pocatello, ID. Morgantown, WV and Southwestern Pennsylvania will be gaining a new commercial FM as Robert and Ashley Stevens’ Broadcast Communications purchases 106.9 WRIJ Masontown, PA from He’s Alive, Inc or $350,000. The purchase includes an application to convert the station to commercial operation where it will become a sister to Rock 103.1 WKVE Mount Pleasant, PA. WRIJ’s curre...[Read More]