1450 Norfolk

Station Sales Week Of 7/20

Radio Sharon transfers its option to acquire 1220 WSTL and 93.7 W229AN Providence RI to Diaz Holdings. New England Christian Media will sell the stations to to Diaz for $240,000. WSTL is the originating station for Radio Sharon’s Spanish CHR “Mega 94.9” W235CN Providence. After applying earlier this month to donate Silent 1450 WBVA Bayside and 1550 WVAB Virginia Beach VA to the Multicultural Media, Telecom, and Internet Council’s MMTC Broadcasting, Birach Broadcasting will instead donate the two stations to Dr. Katrina Chase’s Believe & Achieve Family & Education Center. Jose Carlos Maron’s Radio La Patrona Inc. will purchase Silent 760 KMTL/97.7 K249FE Sherwood/Little Rock AR from the estate of George Domerese for $100,000. James Utley’s CLI R...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 7/6

Mark Porter’s Globecom Media acquires Classic Hits “Happy Radio 92.5” KKHA Markham TX from Tomlinson-Leis Communications for $150,000. KKHA will create a duopoly with “96 Country” 96.1 KIOX-FM Edna along the Gulf Coast northeast of Victoria TX. Dan Dockstander’s Star Valley Media is purchasing a pair of stations in southwestern Wyoming. Country “105.3 The Diamond” KDWY Diamondville comes from the SLC Divestiture Trust I for $15,000, while Broadway Media sells Classic Hits “940 The Fossil” KMER Kemmerer and the CP for 92.5 K233DD Kemmerer for $47,000. Dockstander began operating both stations via LMA on June 1. Birach Broadcasting is donating Silent 1450 WBVA Bayside and 1550 WVAB Virginia Beach VA to the Multicultural Media, Telec...[Read More]

FCC Report 1/28: Two Virginia Stations Heading To License Renewal Hearing

The FCC has designated Birach Broadcasting's 1450 WBVA Bayside and 1550 WVAB Virginia Beach for a license renewal hearing. Since Birach acquired WBVA and WVAB in 2008, both stations have been off the air most of the time as the stations lost their former facility due to vandalism in March 2008. From a term running from when Birach closed on its purchase on 4/1/08 through 11/30/17 WBVA operated for a total of 66 days from a temporary facility with 30 watts. WVAB has been on for 357 days during that same period with a 6 watt STA. The stations both applied for a new permanent facility in 2013 but their Construction Permits expired unbuilt. In hearings like this the burden of proof is on Birach to tell the commission why it should be granted renewals of its licenses. The licensee must p...[Read More]