Update 6/4: RDA Broadcast Holdings has closed on its purchase of 99.5 WBXY LaCrosse/Gainesville and begun simulcasting Adult Standards “Gold 99” 99.7 WGMA Silver Springs Shores/Ocala. The former “Party” Dance format remains on 100.9 WXJZ. Original Report 3/19: RDA Broadcast Holdings has launched Adult Standards “Gold 99” 99.7 WGMA Silver Springs Shores/Ocala, FL. The station is utilizing Westwood One’s America’s Best Music programming feed. When RDA closes on its purchase of 99.5 WBXY La Crosse/Gainesville from JVC Broadcasting, the station will begin simulcasting WGMA. While no application for the call letters has been made, the station’s website identifies 99.5 as WGMW.
After 10 days and 47 bidding rounds, the FCC has completed its auction of 112 new FM allocations. The highest bid went to Robinson Entertainment, LLC which paid $2,015,000 for a Class A at 100.3 in Lake Park, FL. That station will cover West Palm Beach and is headed by Nicholas “Dick” Robinson, the Founder/CEO of The Connecticut School of Broadcasting. $452,000 gave Denise Esserman a Class C3 allocation for 93.7 in St. Simons Island, GA. Esserman is a practicing lawyer in adjacent Brunswick, GA, however her husband Eddie is owner of Country “104.1 The Wave” WRJY and Adult CHR “Magic 105.9” WXMK in the market along with serving as a broker for Media Services Group. Ricardo Arroyo wins a 99.7 Class A in Silver Springs Shores, FL for $449,000 serving the Oc...[Read More]