Local Jock Succeeds In Effort To Save Keokuk Pair

After going off the air at the end of April, Leah Jones has succeeded in her efforts to save the two stations she worked for in Keokuk IA. Jones has partnered with Michael Greenwald, who serves on the Keokuk City Council, to purchase Country 1310 KOKX Keokuk IA and Classic Hits “Z93” 93.9 WCEZ Carthage IL from Doyle and Carolyn Becker’s Riverfront Broadcasting under the name Keokuk Broadcasting Inc. Purchase price was not disclosed, but the pair of stations resumed operations on Friday, June 1. Jones served as afternoon host at WCEZ and Office Manager for the duo under previous ownership. She led efforts locally to find a new owner for the stations before before becoming the actual owner. The last time I walked out of this room I was scared it would be the last time. That...[Read More]

Riverfront Flips Keokuk Pair

After closing on its acquisition of 1310 KOKX Keokuk IA and 93.9 WCEZ Carthage IL from Withers Broadcasting, Riverfront Broadcasting has flipped both stations to new formats. As first reported by, 1310 KOKX dropped Soft Oldies for Country, while Soft AC “Easy Rock 93.9” WCEZ gave way to Classic Hits “Z93“. Riverfront had closed on its purchase of the two stations for $100,000 earlier this year while Withers sold Classic Hits 95.5 KOKX-FM and Classic Rock 96.3 KRNQ to Educational Media Foundation.

EMF Purchases Three In Evansville & Keokuk

Educational Media Foundation is acquiring three stations from affiliates of Withers Broadcasting. EMF will pay WYNG, LLC $450,000 for what is now AC 94.9 WYNG Mount Carmel IL/Evansville IN. WYNG will join EMF’s “K-Love” Christian AC network as a satellite of 91.9 KLVR Middletown CA. The K-Love programming is already heard in the Evansville market on 95.3 WKVN Morganfield KY, whose coverage reaches the areas where WYNG does not. EMF will also acquire two stations in Keokuk IA paying $500,000 for Withers Broadcasting of Iowa’s Classic Hits “Kool 95.3” KOKX-FM and David Lister’s Classic Rock 96.3 KRNQ. KOKX-FM will also join “K-Love” as a satellite of KLVR, while KRNQ will flip to Spanish Christian “Radio Nueva Vida” as a satel...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 12/31: Family Life Ministries Enters Syracuse

Station Sales Family Life Ministries acquires Classic Hits 92.1 WSEN-FM Baldwinsville/Syracuse and “Mix 106” 106.3 WMCR-FM Oneida NY from Leatherstocking Media Group for $2.5 million. As part of the deal Family Life also gains the right to move WSEN-FM to the tower of Talk 1390 WFBL Syracuse with right of first refusal to purchase WFBL and its tower site for $375,000 or the lesser offer price. Riverfront Broadcasting is expanding into Keokuk IA with the purchase of AC “93.9 Easy Rock” WCEZ Carthage IL and Standards 1310 KOKX Keokuk for $100,000. Translator Sales Following the purchase of 1350 WCRM Fort Myers earlier this month, Genesis Multi Media is purchasing the CP of 105.5 W288CG Melbourne FL from Edgewater Broadcasting for $35,000 to move to Fort Myers. Hollada...[Read More]