Akal Broadcasting will purchase Brokered Indian “Desi 1250” KKDZ Seattle from Universal Media Access for $500,000. The purchase will become Akal’s second Seattle market station along with “Radio Punjab” 1560 KZIZ Pacific/Tacoma. Universal Media Access had purchased KKDZ from Disney in 2015 for the same $500,000 price. Adams Radio has sold Oldies 1500 WAKE Valparaiso IN to Marion Williams for $26,000. Williams owns Rhythmic CHR “Smokin 99.1” Buchanan MI/South Bend IN and Urban Talk 1370 WLTH Gary IN as well as stations in Georgia and Mississippi. White Communications purchases Oldies 1390 KNCK/98.3 K252EY and Hot AC 94.9 KNCK-FM Concordia KS from KNCK Inc. for $600,000. White owns 990 KRSL and 95.9 KRSL-FM in Russell KS. Translator Sales After their...[Read More]
Thirteen translators in Indiana and Michigan have gone silent after ending their deal to rebroadcast Progressive Broadcasting System's Christian AC 104.7 WFRN-FM Elkhart. Indiana Radio Watch reports that Friends of Christian Radio took 94.3 W232CK Gary, 95.1 W236BD Michigan City, 96.3 W242BM Kokomo, 97.5 W248AP Chesterton, 102.3 W272BZ Portage, 102.3 W272CZ Sheridan, 105.3 W287BE Greenwood, 106.7 W294BA Valparaiso, 107.7 W299AJ Marion IN and 96.3 W242BH Marshall, 100.3 W262AF Parchment, 101.1 W266AE Coldwater, and 102.5 W273BM Benton Harbor MI all filed silent STAs while seeking a new source to rebroadcast.
Universal Media Access launched Brokered South Asian “Desi 1250” KKDZ Seattle. Duplicating the branding and programming of sister 1170 KLOK San Jose CA, the station is seeking local time brokers for the station. Universal Media Access purchased the former Radio Disney station for $500,000 in May.
Alex Media sells the CP for 93.5 WZFL Islamorada/Key Largo, FL to Zoo Communications for $620,000. Marco Mazzoli, the principal in Zoo Communications is the new operator of iHeartMedia’s Dance “Evolution 93.5” W228BY Miami and will simulcast that format. Radio Disney continues its sell-off with the divestment of 1250 KKDZ Seattle to Universal Media Access for $500,000. The buyers Charlie Banta and Sandra Miller of Mercury Capital Partners also own Brokered stations in suburban Boston, Long Island, and San Jose. Beasley Media is subtracting one of its Fayetteville, NC stations as it sells 1160 WYDU Red Springs to WEDU Broadcasting for $75,000. The buyer operates Gospel/Talk formatted 1340 WAGR Lumberton, 1460 WEWO Laurinburg, and 1600 WIDU Fayetteville. Alex Media also sel...[Read More]
Family Stations will go dark in the Seattle market at the end of the month. 1460 KARR Kirkland has announced it will go dark on February 28 as it has lost the lease on its tower site and has been unable to come up with an alternative. KARR operates with 5kW daytime and 2.5kW nighttime from the site, which it shares with the nighttime operation of “Radio Disney” 1250 KKDZ Seattle. Discussion on the RadioInsight Community states that the tower site is located in a residential neighborhood and set for redevelopment in the coming months.