Station Sales Week Of 3/3

Walker Broadcasting & Communications sells Classic Country “Raider Country 98.7” 1420 KJDL/98.7 K254CI Lubbock TX to Flores Communications for $275,000. Educational Media Foundation is acquiring 98.5 KNBQ Central Park/Olympia WA from JOSH Broadcasting for $1 million. KNBQ began airing EMF’s “K-Love” programming earlier this year. EMF is also acquiring Classic Hits “Qixie 103.9” WQXZ Hawkinsville GA from Georgia Eagle Media for $150,000. Monte Spearman’s High Plains Radio Network was busy this week as it made three acquisitions in Arkansas. The first purchase was in Little Rock as HPRN filed to purchase NC Communications’ Urban AC “Hot 105.5” 1380 KDXE North Little Rock/105.5 K288EZ Little Rock for $300,000. The second d...[Read More]

KMAS Merges With Local Cable Company

Olympic Broadcasting News/Talk 1030 KMAS/103.3 K277CZ Shelton/Olympia WA has merged operations with local Cable operator/ISP iFIBER Communications’ iFiberOne News. The radio station has rebranded as “iFiberOne NewsRadio” while Olympic Broadcasting’s principals will take on executive roles for iFIBER. Dale Hubbard becomes President of the company with Jerry Eckenrode taking on office manager duties. iFiber is a reseller of fiber optic services in the Columbia Basin region of Washington and produces local news and sports content in the region. Effective Jan. 1, 2016, KMAS Radio of Shelton, Wash. will merge with iFIBER ONE, a division of iFIBER Communications The merger is intended to provide enhanced news service to IFIBER Communications customers in the Mason County ...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 11/6

Station Sales Roberto Gonzalez’s MBM Radio sells Variety Hits “104.9 Jack-FM” KJAV Alamo and Spanish News/Talk 840 KVJY Pharr in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to Andrés Bichara’s Bi-Media License for $2.2 million. These are Bi-Media’s first stations, while MBM as R Communications will still retain 3 FMs and 1 AM in the McAllen/Edinburg/Brownsville market. In addition to beginning to operate WJSJ Fernandina Beach/Jacksonville FL as “CBS Sports 105.3“, Neal Ardman’s NIA Broadcasting will purchase the station from Tama Broadcasting’s bankruptcy receiver Scott Savage for $800,000. Lazer Broadcasting is acquiring the Construction Permit for a Monterey/Salinas market rimshot on 98.7 in Greenfield CA from Lotus Communications for $250,000. Th...[Read More]

Sacred Heart Radio Acquires KGY

KGY, Inc. is selling Full Service Oldies 1240 KGY Olympia, WA to Sacred Heart Radio for $250,000. Sacred Heart Radio operates a network of Catholic stations in the northwest including 1050 KBLE Seattle, 970 KTTO Spokane, 88.1 KYTR Union Gap/Yakima, and 88.3 KBKO Kodiak, AK. The addition of KGY will assist KBLE’s coverage in the southern portion of the Seattle/Tacoma market. KGY, Inc. will retain the programming of KGY on 95.3 K237FR Tumwater via sister 96.9 KYYO-HD2. The company also operates Country “96.9 KAYO Country” KYYO McCleary. KGY and KYYO are most famous for operating from studios on a pier off of Budd Inlet. Last week the stations agreed to a ten year lease extension with the Port of Olympia. The Olympian reports that the sale will end a 75 year ownership run of...[Read More]