ANCO Media Group is petitioning the FCC to allow its group of Italian citizens to purchase Zoo Communications and its Dance “Revolution 93.5” network of 93.5 WBGF Belle Glade, 93.5 WZFL Islamorada, 93.5 W228BV Fort Lauderdale, and 93.5 W228BY Miami FL from Zoo Communications for $1 million. Claudio Dompe and Marco Mazzoli would each own a 40% stake of the company, while Dompe’s daughter Claudia Dompe and Mazzoli’s wife Stefania Pittaluga would each hold 10% stakes. Mazzoli serves as General Manager and host on the station and is known as “The Howard Stern of Italy” where he hosts “The Zoo” on the Radio 105 network. Claudio Dompe currently holds a 20% stake in Zoo Communications. After a previous $55,000 sale to Pentecostal Church of God earli...[Read More]
Following the sale of 93.5 WBGF Belle Glade FL, JVC Broadcasting has moved the True Oldies Channel programming in the West Palm Beach market. Soft AC “95.9 The Palm” 960 WSVU North Palm Beach/95.9 W240CI North Palm Beach/106.9 W295BJ Jupiter dropped its format on Tuesday and picked up the syndicated Oldies programming that had been heard on 93.5 WBGF and 92.5 W223CJ West Palm Beach. We are awaiting confirmation on what programming W223CJ is carrying now. WSVU registered a 0.7 share in the July 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings trending down from a 1.2 in May. WBGF’s Oldies format, which launched in January, held a 0.3 share.
Station Sales Grupo Latino de Radio, a subsidiary of Spanish media conglomerate Prisa, seeks to increase their stake in Spanish News/Talk “Caracol 1260” WSUA Miami from 25% to 100% by buying out Eucario Bermudez for $270,000. One of the first cases of the new streamlined foreign ownership rules that allow foreign companies to outright purchase stations following review by the FCC and other federal agencies. As previously reported, JVC Media has sold Oldies “True Oldies 93.5” WBGF Belle Glade FL to Zoo Communications for $1.1 million. Upon completion of the sale, WBGF will join the Dance “Revolution 93.5” WZFL Islamorada/W228BV Fort Lauderdale/W228BY Miami synchrocast. Jeff Davis’ Imperial Broadcasting Company acquires Adult Hits “Smash Hits” 1330 W...[Read More]
ANCO Media Group (formerly Zoo Communications) Dance “Revolution 93.5” WZFL Islamorada/W228BV Fort Lauderdale/W228BY Miami/WHYI-HD2 has added Joe Raineri to host mornings. Raineri has previously hosted mornings at Hot AC 97.9 WRMF and Sports 640 WMEN in the West Palm Beach market. At WZFL he will join incumbent co-hosts Charisse and Kelly Razzberry. WPTV-TV also reports that the “Revolution” brand will expand to the West Palm Beach market as ANCO will be acquiring “True Oldies 93.5” WBGF Belle Glade from JVC Media, which will soon be completing its move slightly closer to West Palm Beach. The Oldies format will continue on 92.5 W223CJ West Palm Beach.
As we first reported in our December 20 Daily Domains, JVC Broadcasting has dropped Active Rock “93.5 The Bar” WBGF Belle Glade/West Palm Beach FL as the station flipped to “True Oldies 93.5” at the stroke of midnight on New Years Day. Utilizing the syndicated network created by Scott Shannon and currently distributed by United Stations Radio Networks. The West Palm Beach market had been without an Oldies or Classic Hits station, with JVC Soft AC “95.9 The Palm” 960 WSVU filling the void by default. The Bubba The Love Sponge fronted Active Rock format did not register in the three most recent Nielsen Audio ratings monthlies. The WBGF signal rimshots the West Palm Beach market from near the southern edge of Lake Okeechobee with a Construction Permit to mo...[Read More]
JVC Media has brought a current based Rock station back to the West Palm Beach market. Upon closing on its acquisition of Regional Mexican “Radio Lobo 93.5” WBGF Belle Glade, FL, JVC flipped the station to Rock as “93.5 The Bar“. Debuting with 24 hours of Bubba The Love Sponge, and then 10,000 songs commercial free, The Bar will focus on Rock from the 90s, 2000s, and 2010s. JVC Media, one of the leading independent and locally owned radio broadcasters dedicated to bringing live and local back to radio, announces the addition of MORE live and local radio to the West Palm Beach, Florida radio airwaves. Today JVC closed on the second of two purchases in the West Palm Beach Market bringing WSWN- AM and WBGF-FM into the JVC family of stations. At 12 Noon today 93.5 The B...[Read More]
JVC Broadcasting has made a pair of acquisitions in Palm Beach County, FL as it expands into a third market. From North Palm Beach Broadcasting, JVC will acquire Adult Standards “Seaview Radio” 960 WSVU North Palm Beach and its two translators: 95.9 W240CI North Palm Beach and 106.9 W295BJ Jupiter. BGI Broadcasting sells Regional Mexican “Radio Lobo 93.5” WBGF Belle Glade and Gospel “Sugar 900” WSWN Belle Glade to JVC. WBGF and WSWN serve the western portion of Palm Beach County around Lake Okeechobee. No terms have been disclosed for either acquisition. JVC Broadcasting currently operates four stations each in Long Island, NY and Gainesville/Ocala, FL.