Jesse Portillo’s Big Radio Pro is acquiring five California stations in a distress sale. For $2.7 million Big Radio Pro purchases Standards 103.3 KZPO Lindsay/Visalia from the Estate of Linda Ware, the CP for 100.1 KNGS Coalinga from William Zawila, the CP for 106.9 KAAX Avenal from Avenal Educational Services, the CP for 94.7 KYAF Firebaugh from Central Valley Educational Services, and the CP for 102.1 KZPE Ford City/Bakersfield from the Estate of H.L. Charles. The buyer is a Bakersfield based Spanish language programmer and consultant. Not yet filed with the FCC, Redrock Broadcasting has agreed to purchase Silent 102.3 KCDC La Verkin/St. George, UT from Ted Tucker’s Cochise Broadcasting. Headed by Craig Hanson, Redrock recently purchased Classic Hits 98.9 KRQX and also owns H...[Read More]
Translator Moves In the northern suburbs of Atlanta, Community Public Radio’s (soon to be iHeartMedia’s) CP for 97.5 W248BV Cumming, GA seeks an increase to 250 watts at 241 meters (Coverage Map). W248BV will rebroadcast 105.7 WRDA Canton. Americom’s 96.9 K245BV Incline Village, NV seeks to relocate to Reno with 250 watts at 151 meters continuing to rebroadcasting CHR “Alice 96.5” KLCA Tahoe City, CA (Coverage Map). Salem’s 103.1 W276CR Bradenton, FL proposes an increase to 250 watts at 97 meters rebroadcasting Conservative Talk 930 WLSS Sarasota (Coverage Map). Ted McCall’s 94.9 W235BM Mauldin/Greenville, SC applies to drop its antenna height from 289.8 meters to -64 meters while remaining at 250 watts. The translator rebroadcasts “La Jefa...[Read More]
Cherry Creek Radio is making changes to its Helena, MT cluster. On Wednesday, November 5, News/Talk simulcast 1240 KBLL Helena and 1340 KCAP Helena will go dark. To take their places Cherry Creek has agreed to purchase Standards “Classy 950” KMTX/96.3 K242BB Helena from Montana Radio Company. The KCAP call letters and the News/Talk format will move to 950/96.3. Following the sale Montana Radio Company will still have four FM’s in the Helena market, while Cherry Creek Radio will have one AM and four FM’s.