Daniel and Alana Hatfield’s Twin Ports Radio is restructuring as the couple sells a 60% stake in the company to John David Linder and Dwayne Megaw for $14. Upon completion of the deal Daniel Hatfield’s stake in the company will drop from 50 to 40 percent, Linder will own 40%, and Megaw the other 20%. Alana Hatfield’s 50% stake will be eliminated. Twin Ports Radio owns Sports “92.1 The Fan” WWAX Hermantown and “The Jock” 1490 KJOQ/100.9 K265DO Duluth MN. Bob & Ashley Stevens’ Broadcast Communications purchased the license assets of 1410 KQV Pittsburgh PA in January for $55,000. Now as they prepare to move the station to a new transmitter site, they are transferring the station to their Broadcast Educational Communications Inc. for no char...[Read More]
FCC Actions Last week the FCC dismissed the License to Cover for Omni Broadcasting's to complete the relocation of 97.1 W246BN Atmore AL to Pensacola FL over multiple FCC violations including insufficient fee payments, delinquent debts, or debarment. This week the issues continued to pile up for the translator as Omni was issued a Notice of Violation for multiple violations including operating approximately 40 miles from the location authorized on the Station’s license and that W246BN was originating programing instead of retransmitting programing from its associated station. W246BN was licensed to rebroadcast La Promesa Foundation’s Catholic 1230 WDWR Pensacola but most recently was operating as Sports “The Ticket” and is still listed as such on the station's website.
One month after taking News 1410 KQV Pittsburgh silent, Calvary Inc. has agreed to sell some of the station’s assets to Bob & Ashley Stevens’ Broadcast Communications Inc. Broadcast Communications will acquire the KQV license and all equipment and documents connected to the operation of the station for $55,000. As the station’s current tower site will not be included in the sale, an application will be filed to diplex KQV on the tower of the buyer’s 810 WEDO McKeesport. Broadcast Communications owns Talk/Oldies 620 WKHB Irwin, Talk/Oldies 770 WKFB Jeannette, Brokered Ethnic 810 WEDO McKeesport, AC 1570 WQTW Latrobe, Classic Rock 103.1 WKVE Mount Pleasant, and AC 103.9 WKHB-FM Scottdale in the Pittsburgh market as well as additional stations in Southwestern Penn...[Read More]
Calvary Inc. has announced it will pull the plug on News 1410 KQV Pittsburgh on December 31. KQV currently airs News programming from 5am to 7pm and a mix of syndicated talk and Old Time Radio programming in other dayparts. The station’s News format dates back to when it dropped Top 40 in 1975. Owner Robert Dickey Jr. told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Candidly, I think it’s a sad day for broadcasting. It’s fair to say we’ve been trying to provide a community service. The bottom line is I just can’t sustain the business model. We’re an independent, labor-intensive format, and we were happy to take it on as long as we could financially do it.” Calvary Inc. was formed by Robert Dickey Sr. and Richard Mellon Scaife to purchase KQV from Taft Broadcasting in 1982. Dickey Sr. p...[Read More]