Bristol Broadcasting is expanding into a fourth market with the purchase a pair of stations in Huntington WV from Mortenson Broadcasting. Bristol will acquire Southern Gospel 1200 WYSN and 107.9 WEMM-FM Huntington and the CP for 95.3 W237ER Huntington (which will rebroadcast WYSN) for $2.5 million. Bristol owns clusters in adjacent Charleston WV as well as Paducah KY and Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport TN/VA. Leon Hunt sells Country 1460 KTKC and 92.9 KTKC-FM Springhill LA to Houston Christian Broadcasters for $200,000. After first intending to turn in the license of 91.3 WSGR-FM Port Huron MI, St. Clair County Community College has finalized its deal to donate the license to St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency. Translator Sales Latinos Broadcasting sells Spanish CHR “...[Read More]
Kindred Communications has flipped Adult CHR “Hits 97.9” WMGA Kenova/Huntington WV to 1980s Hits. Positioned as “80s & More”, the station retained its current “Hits 97.9” moniker and airstaff including the syndicated Bert Show in mornings. The move takes the station out of direct competition with iHeartMedia’s “Kee 100” 100.5 WKEE and closer to iHeart Classic Hits “B97” 97.1 WBVB.
Station Sales James Coloff is purchasing the shares of Coloff Media he doesn’t own from the rest of his family in a pair of transactions. In the first deal James Coloff will purchase the 50% stake of Coloff Media from his parents Anthony and Susan Coloff for $2.2 million. The stations involved in the deal are AC “93.5 The Mix” KCVM Evansdale, AC “Mix 94.7” KMCH Manchester, Country “95.1 The Bull” KCZE New Hampton, AC “FM 95.9” KCHA-FM Charles City, “98.7 Kiss Country” KSMA-FM Osage, AC “B103.1” KHAM Britt, Classic Rock “103.7 The Fox” KLKK Clear Lake, Oldies “Cruisin 1250” KCFI Cedar Falls/105.1 K286CI Waverly, Oldies “Fabulous 1580” KCHA Charles City, Sports “1650 The Fa...[Read More]
Frank Iorio's Radio Partners Inc. seeks to swap city-of-license at two of his stations in Western Pennsylvania.
Kindred Communications Talk “Super Talk 930/94.1” WRVC/W231BS Huntington, WV has dropped the majority of its non-Sports programs and rebranded as “ESPN 94.1“. WRVC will continue to carry the regionally syndicated WV Metronews Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval from 10am to 12pm as well as Metronews’ Statewide Sportsline from 6-7pm. The local Paul Swann & Woody Woodrum sports show will continue from 4-6pm. The remainder of the lineup will consist of ESPN Radio national programming. WRVC was previously “ESPN Radio 930” from 2006 until 2009.
West Virginia lost not one, but both of its Comedy outlets on Monday. The Aloha Stations Trust flipped “Comedy 107.1” WLRX Ironton, OH/Huntington, WV to Classic Country “107.1 The Bear“. The new format will compete against Fifth Avenue Broadcasting’s “Big Buck 101.5” WXBW while flanking Clear Channel cousin 103.3 WTCR.