Station Sales Following the merger of Port Broadcasting and Aruba Capital Partners announced this week, Port is expanding into Bangor ME with the purchase of Pine Tree Broadcasting’s three AMs and one translator for $172,000. Oldies 1230 WGUY Veazie, Soft AC “94.1 The Wave” 1340 WBAN/94.1 W231CH Bangor, and Classic Country “1400 The Country Road” WCYR Veazie began being operated by Port via LMA on December 1. Charles Begin’s Pine Treen Broadcasting acquired the stations in December 2015 from the estate of Daniel Priestly for $90,000. Roy Henderson sells Country 99.7 KROY Palacios/Bay City TX to New Wavo Communications for $550,000. KROY, which had been simulcasting Country “Texas Mix 105.3/94.9” KTWL Hempstead/KHTZ Ganado, has begun simulcast...[Read More]
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]
Station Moves Southern Stone Communications Classic Rock “95.7 The Hog” WHOG-FM Ormond-By-The-Sea/Daytona Beach, FL applied to increase from a Class C3 to C2. Retaining its current tower site and 100 meter height, WHOG-FM will increase from 25kW to 48kW (Coverage Map). Better Public Broadcasting Association’s 91.3 KLDB Beaver, OR applies to relocate to 90.9 with no changes to its 100 watts at -22 meters facilities. Translator Moves Windy City Broadcasting’s Smooth Jazz “Groove 103.9” W280EM Chicago has applied to increase from 17 watts to 33 watts horizontal and 99 watts vertical at 355 meters (Coverage Map). American General Media’s 106.9 K295AZ Buttonwillow, CA applies to relocate to 98.1 in Wasco with 3 watts at 34 meters rebroadcasting AC 101.5...[Read More]
Volusia Broadcasting has flipped Oldies 1340 WROD/104.7 W284AV Daytona Beach to Classic Rock “The Rock of Daytona“. Tracy Dillon, current morning host at WROD, is being rejoined by former co-host Frank Scott. Scott and Dillon hosted mornings on Rock 95.7 WHOG from 1997 until 2011. Former WHOG middayer Gary ‘The Mad Swede’ Meade takes the same position at WROD, while ‘Just Plain John’ Barrett hosts afternoons.
A pair of stations in Northeast Idaho will be relocating to new locations. Frandsen Media’s 96.5 KAZZ Sugar City, ID will shift to 99.9 operating with 770 watts at 532 meters. Tri-State Media’s 100.1 KITT Soda Springs, ID will move to 100.3 in Wilson, WY with an increase from a Class A to Class C2 operating with 7.8kW at 336 meters. Cornerstone Community Radio has sold the Construction Permit for 93.5 W228CT Daytona Beach, FL to Southern Stone Communications for $18,000. Southern Stone will utilize the 250 watt translator to rebroadcast its News/Talk 1150 WNDB Daytona Beach. As part of a court order, Om P. Tschand is transferring the CP of 92.7 W224CW Franklin Township, NJ to Rahul Walia. Walia owns two other translators in Central New Jersey that currently air the “Radio...[Read More]
It’s beginning to look and feel like that time of the year. The time when radio stations use the Christmas holiday and beginning of the new year to launch new formats. Completed Changes 1/3: Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting closed on its purchase of Classic Rock 94.1 WSOS-FM and Country “100.7 The Bull” WMUV Jacksonville and flipped both to Christian AC “The Promise“. 1/2: Townsquare Classic Hits “Oldiez 96” WODZ-FM Utica, NY relaunches as “96.1 The Eagle“. 1/2: Cumulus Rhythmic CHR “Power 92.3” WZPW Peoria rebrands as “Peoria’s 92.3“. 1/1: Volusia Broadcasting flipped Oldies 1340 WROD/104.7 W284AV Daytona Beach to Classic Rock “The Rock of Daytona“. 1/1: 920 KKLS/104.7 K284BA Rapid City, SD flips to 80s ...[Read More]
Southern Stone Communications’ Country WKRO-FM Daytona Beach has relaunched as “Coast Country 93.1“. The move comes has the station completes a signal upgrade in Daytona Beach proper with a city-of-license change from Edgewater to Port Orange bringing the station 20 miles north up the coast. It will now operate with 24.5kW at 53 meters. PD Jim “Kingbird” King will now be joined in mornings by OM Gerry McCracken and Michelle McCoy. A pair of talents using only their first names fill the rest of the schedule as Stephanie takes the midday shift and Chris goes into afternoons.
Volusia Broadcasting’s Oldies 1330 WROD Daytona Beach has added an FM simulcast as 104.7 W284AV Deltona completes its upgrade and move into Daytona. WROD acquired the translator last year from Reach Communications for $100,000 and relocated the translator about 30 miles to WROD’s tower where it is now operating with 120 watts putting a city grade signal over all of Daytona Beach and its neighboring communities. WROD programs a local news block from 7 to 9am and 50s-70s Oldies the rest of the day.
Update 3/23: 99.5 WLOV made its soft launch this week as AC billed as “Daytona’s Continuous Soft Favorites”. The station is currently running jockless and commercial-free. Original Report 3/17: One of the new FM’s granted in last years FCC Auction 91 will join Black Crow Media’s cluster in Daytona Beach, FL. The rights to build 99.5 in Daytona Beach Shores was acquired by Susan Hall for $640,000 in the auction. The CP was granted the call letters WLOV-FM on February 20 when the Construction Permit was granted along with the registration of 995WLOV.com by Black Crow a week later. A second domain, WLOVFM.com was added on March 13. The station’s application states the station wishes to expedite construction so it has an established presence in the market in...[Read More]