Salem Media Group has closed on its acquisition of 590 WDWD Atlanta from Radio Disney. WDWD has launched its new format as Christian Preaching “Faith Talk 590“. The station is not a direct simulcast of new sister “Faith Talk 970” WNIV Atlanta/1400 WLTA Alpharetta as both stations are airing different program lineups with some duplication. Salem acquired WDWD in February for $2.75 million.
During its fourth quarter earnings call yesterday Salem Media CEO Ed Atsinger revealed his company’s plans for the three stations it is in the process of acquiring from Radio Disney. 1250 WDDZ Pittsburgh will join the group of Conservative Talk stations branded as “The Answer“. 990 WDYZ Orlando will become Salem’s eight Spanish Christian “Radio Luz” station. In Atlanta Salem will move its Christian Preaching “Faith Talk” from 970 WNIV/1400 WLTA to the stronger 590 WDWD with an undisclosed format going to 970/1400.
Salem Media is adding two more properties from Radio Disney’s portfolio. Salem’s South Texas Broadcasting subsidiary will pay $2.75 million for 590 WDWD Atlanta. The purchase gives Salem a sixth station in the Atlanta market joining Christian AC “104.7 The Fish” WFSH-FM Athens, Conservative Talk “920 The Answer” WGKA Atlanta, Christian Preaching simulcast “Faith Talk 970” WNIV Atlanta/1400 WLTA Alpharetta and Business Talk “Biz 1190” WAFS Atlanta. In Pittsburgh, Salem’s Pennsylvania Media Associates adds 1250 WDDZ Pittsburgh for $1 million. WDDZ will become Salem’s third station in the market joining Christian Preaching combo 730 WPIT and 101.5 WORD-FM Pittsburgh. Salem has been the busiest partner in Radio Disney̵...[Read More]