1180 Wilmington NC

Station Sales Week Of 7/8

Station Sales Vanguard Media is selling Silent 1550 KQNM Albuquerque NM to Immaculate Heart Radio $250,000. KQNM has been silent since the end of September 2015 pending the sale of it. Immaculate Heart already has a CP to upgrade 98.9 K255AU Corrales NM to 70w vertical/1246m rebroadcasting KQNM. Carolina Christian Radio sells 1180 WLTT Carolina Beach/Wilmington NC to James and Maxine Utley’s CLI Radio LLC for $53,000. CLI currently operates Carolina Christian Radio’s 1490 WWIL Wilmington via LMA as Gospel “Gospel Joy 1490“. L. Topaz Enterprises sells the CP for 103.9 KKUJ Monument OR to Xana Oregon for $15,500. Translator Sales

Sea-Comm Sells Wilmington Translator And WBNE?

Sea-Comm Media is selling 95.9 W240AS Wilmington, NC to Sunrise Broadcasting for $200,000. The original sale contract had the purchase price redacted as the agreement stated that Sunrise would amend the contract at a later date to acquire 103.7 WBNE Wrightsville Beach. The FCC filing states that the transfer of WBNE “may not occur for some time”. Sea-Comm currently leases WBNE to Davis Media who operates the station as News “Port City Radio“. The sale agreement states that Sea-Comm must give Davis Media 30 days notice before the sale will close. Davis had been leasing all of Sea-Comm’s stations before outright purchasing 93.7 WNTB Topsail Beach, 98.3 WUIN Oak Island, and 106.3 WUDE Bolivia earlier this year. Sea-Comm also sold 1180 WLTT Carolina Beach to Carol...[Read More]

Port City Radio Moves; Dude Launches In Wilmington

Update 12/2 12:50pm: Country “93.7/106.3 The Dude” launched at 12pm today. The press release follows: Hometown Wilmington Media launched its newest radio station, The Dude (93.7 and 106.3 FM), at noon today. The Dude is a country radio station featuring the hottest stars, the latest songs and, most importantly, a listener-driven format, according to Hometown Wilmington Media General Manager Beau Gunn. “In keeping with the tradition of being your hometown connection, we wanted a country radio station that played the songs listeners wanted to hear,” Gunn said. “We want your input. We want to play the country music Wilmington wants to hear; not music that was selected in Atlanta or New York.” Listeners can expect to hear songs from the latest country stars, including songs you won...[Read More]

Classical Comes To Des Moines and Wilmington, NC

A pair of format changes have brought Classical music to FM on a 24/7 basis in Des Moines and Wilmington, NC. Davis Media, which announced the acquisition of Sea-Comm Media’s cluster in Wilmington, NC last week wastes no time making its first move as it flips 1180 WSFM and its translator at 95.9 W240AS from Regional Mexican to Classical as “Bach FM“. Davis operates a second “Bach FM” in Williamsburg, VA on 107.9 WBQK. In Des Moines, Iowa Public Radio has returned the former 105.9 KZHC and 96.3 KZHC to the air. Now operating under the calls KICP and KICL respectively, the stations join Iowa Public Radio’s growing Classical service. Northpine.com reports that the addition of 105.9/96.3 will allow its flagship 90.1 WOI-FM to increase the amount of News or A...[Read More]