Ohio Midland Newsgroup agrees to purchase Sports “OV Sports” 1430 WEIR Weirton WV/Steubenville OH and 94.9 W235BX Colliers WV, Classic Hits “106.3 The River” WCDK Cadiz OH/Wheeling WV, and the CP to move 94.7 W234AV Punxsatawney PA to 102.1 Weirton from Priority Communications for $700,000. After acquiring News/Talk “107.7 The Pulse” WTPL Hillsboro/Concord NH along with two other stations from Great Eastern Radio for $2.6 million, Dirk Nadon’s Lakes Media turns around and sells WTPL to Binnie Media for $1.3 million. Binnie has also begun operating WTPL via LMA. Richard Brabandt sells Oldies 1550 WOCC Corydon IN to Dawn Fowler and Timothy Jackson’s Two Hawks Communications for $115,000. St. Francis Mission sells Variety 96.1 KINI Crookston NE ...[Read More]
Saga Communications has broken up its “Hot Hits New Hampshire” simulcast 94.1 W231BR Manchester/103.1 W276BJ Concord NH to launch Country “103.1 The Outlaw“. Joining its similar gold based Outlaws in Asheville, Clarksville TN, Des Moines, and Springfield IL, the station is using the same “Legends & Young Guns” positioning. It joins Townsquare Media’s 97.5 WOKQ and Binnie Media’s “93.3 The Wolf” WNHW in the Concord market in the Country arena. The CHR format remains on W231BR/95.7 WZID-HD2 Manchester, while the Outlaw is fed by WZID-HD3.
WBIN Media has made its first major programming move since acquiring many of Nassau Broadcasting’s New England properties. 99.1 WNNH Henniker/Concord, which was held in a trust due to a previous restructuring of Nassau that had placed them over the ownership limits has dropped its placeholder Classical format and returned to Classic Hits as “99.1 Frank-FM“. WNNH was branded as Frank from December 2007 to November 2009 as part of a simulcast with what is now Classic Rock “104.9 The Hawk” WLKZ. The station’s Facebook page is promoting itself as running commercial free until 2013.