Seven Mountains Media has closed on its $285,000 acquisition of AC “Yes-FM” 96.9 WVYS Ridgebury/107.3 W297BG Ulster PA from GEOS Communications and has flipped them to a simulcast of “Bigfoot Country 104.5” WNBT-FM Wellsboro. The newly minted “Bigfoot 104 – 107 – 96” expands it coverage to cover Sayre and Waverly as well as portions of the Elmira NY market. With the closing of the sale and format change, WVYS has changed call letters to WZBF. The former AC format continues on 103.9 WDYS Dushore PA, which was not included in the sale. Seven Mountains Media operates four unique “Bigfoot Country” simulcasts across ten frequencies in Central Pennsylvania.
Equinox Broadcasting has launched a pair of new HD fed translators in Elmira NY. Alternative “93 The Drive” has launched on 93.1 W226BA Elmira/WPHD-HD3 duplicating the format and branding used at 100.5 WDRE Binghamton NY. Another Binghamton brand and format is being cloned on 102.9 W275AB Elmira/WPHD-HD2. Rhythmic CHR “Hot 102.9” creates a competitor to market-leading CHR “Wink 106.1” WNKI. Equinox also operates a Hot branded Rhythmic CHR on 92.9 W225BC Endicott/Binghamton. Hello and welcome to the area's newest, most unique radio station!Who are we? We're part of the locally owned Equinox… Posted by 93 the Drive on Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Educational Media Foundation’s Christian AC “K-Love” will enter Puerto Rico for the first time as the company purchases Rock “Alfa Rock 105.7” WCAD San Juan from Broadcasting & Programming Systems of Puerto Rico for $2.9 million. Fitzgerald & Hawras Partnership and Sound Communications are entering a Coordinated Modification Agreement in which Fitzgerald & Hawras’ Oldies “Cool 96” 96.1 WPHD South Waverly PA and Sound AC “Magic 92.7” WENY-FM Elmira NY will exchange licenses but retain programming on their current frequencies. Both groups have filed modifications that would see the two stations swap frequency locations before then exchanging licenses to keep the current programming and ownership on the existing freque...[Read More]
Station Sales Sunnylands Broadcasting sells AC “95.9 Star-FM” KRSX Goldendale WA/The Dalles OR to Gorge Country Media for $100,000. Haystack Broadcasting, who had been operating KRSX via LMA, is assigning its LMA and agreement to purchase the station to Gorge Country Media. After nearly ten years of leasing Spanish Christian “Genesis 680” WGES St. Petersburg FL, Vision Communications Network is acquiring the station from ZGS Broadcasting for between $550,000 and $610,000 depending on how quickly they pay off the promissory note. Manna Christian Missions sells Christian 1350 WCRM Fort Myers FL to Aaron Howard’s Genesis Multi Media for $450,000. In a deal not yet filed with the FCC, Chicago Public Media will acquire Public News/Talk 91.1 WKCC Kankakee IL from Ka...[Read More]
Brian Walsh is purchasing “Oldies 101.1” WMYQ South Whitley, IN from the estate of Christopher Larko for $222,000. Walsh began operating the station via Time Brokerage Agreement in March when he moved the programming to WMYQ from 98.3 WIOE-LP Warsaw. The LPFM in now silent as it prepares to move to 93.9 with new WLQZ-LP call letters. Cantroair Communications is trading 102.9 W275AB Elmira, NY to GEOS Communications for 99.9 W260AN Troy, PA. WHGL will continue to rebroadcast Cantroair’s Country “Wiggle 100” WHGL-FM Canton, PA/Elmira, while W260AN will rebroadcast Cantroair’s Oldies 1310 WTZN Troy. Dennis Jackson sells 103.7 W279CI Georgetown, CT to Berkshire Broadcasting for $250,000. W279CI will rebroadcast Berkshire’s 98.3 WDAQ Danbury and holds a...[Read More]
Community Broadcasters has made its first major move at its recently acquired Elmira, NY cluster. Country “100.9 The Big Pig” WPGI Horseheads has rebranded as “100.9 The Wolf“. The station is currently running jockless.
Bruce Mittman and Jim Leven’s Community Broadcasters Inc. has announced the acquisition of Backyard Broadcasting’s seven stations in Elmira-Corning and Olean, NY. Terms for the acquisition have yet to be disclosed. The seven stations will join Community’s existing eight stations in Watertown and Ogdensburg, NY. The stations involved in the deal are: Elmira: Talk 820 WWLZ Horseheads, Country “100.9 Big Pig” WPGI Horseheads, Classic Rock “Wingz 104.9” WNGZ Montour Falls/1490 WRCE Watkins Glen, and CHR “Wink 106.1” WNKI Corning/93.5 W228AT Elmira. The Press Release also claims that the company acquired Classic Rock 880 WNGZ, however there is no such station existing. Olean: Oldies 1450 WHDL and Country “95.7 The Pig” WPIG Backy...[Read More]