Salem Media has closed on its $750,000 acquisition of 1380 WWMI St. Petersburg FL from Disney and launched Business Talk “1380 The Biz“. The flip gives the Tampa market its second all-Business Talk station to launch this year along with Beasley’s “MoneyTalk 1010” WHFS Seffner. WWMI is the eleventh full-time affiliate of Salem’s “Wall Street Business Network” with a couple more on the way. WWMI is Salem’s fifth station in the Tampa market along with Christian Preaching “Faith Talk 570/910” 570 WTBN Pinellas Park/910 WTWD Plant City, Spanish Christian “Radio Luz 760” WLCC Brandon and Conservative Talk “860 The Answer” WGUL Dunedin.
The final five stations left to be sold by Radio Disney will go to multiple holding companies of Salem Communications for a combined $2.225 million. 1260 WSDZ Belleville, IL will be Salem’s only station in the St. Louis market for $275,000 under Caron Broadcasting. 1380 WWMI St. Petersburg, FL will become Salem’s fifth AM in the Tampa market for $750,000 as it goes to South Texas Broadcasting. 1440 KDIZ Golden Valley, MN becomes Salem’s fourth AM in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market as it goes to Common Ground Broadcasting for $375,000. 1640 KDZR Lake Oswego/Portland, OR goes to Salem Media of Oregon for $275,000. Salem already owns one AM and three FMs in the Portland market. 1690 KDDZ Arvada/Denver, CO goes to Salem Media of Colorado for $550,000. Salem currently ow...[Read More]