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Elroy Smith Walks Away From Chicago Translator Purchase; Named Summit Media Greenville OM

The deal that was to be the single highest price paid for a single FM translator will not come to pass. Elroy Smith’s Integrity Radio Communications is walking away from its $4.6 million purchase of 100.7 W264BF Englewood, IL from CSN International. Smith instead will head to Greenville, SC where he has been named Operations Manager for SummitMedia’s four stations. Smith had agreed to purchase W264BF in July 2014. It is currently licensed with 2 watts at 442.2 meters from the top of the Willis Center with a Construction Permit to increase to 10 watts (Coverage Map) that has been held up by objections by Digity Media’s “Q-Rock 100.7” WRXQ Coal City, IL due to interference claims. Smith will join SummitMedia’s Greenville, SC cluster on April 1 where he wil...[Read More]

FCC Report 3/1: Jacksonville Upgrade Could Lead To Savannah Shuffle

Renda Broadcasting’s “Classic Rock 94.1” WSOS-FM Fruit Cove/Jacksonville, FL has filed an application to upgrade its signal from a Class C3 to C2. The station’s facilities would improve from 5.5kW at 154 meters to 38kW at 147.2 meters greatly improving the station’s city grade signal in Jacksonville itself. In the application, Renda is requesting that the FCC force changes at a pair of Savannah, GA stations. Clear Channel’s “94.1 The Beat” WQBT would be shifted to 95.5, while Cumulus’ “I95” 95.5 WIXV would move to 94.1. Both stations would maintain their current facilities. Should the FCC approve the move, Renda would be responsible for any costs the Savannah stations accrue. INSTANT INSIGHT: It’s doubtful that either ...[Read More]