Core Communicators has flipped 94.5 WIPK Calhoun, GA from a simulcast of Urban “Streetz 94.5” W233BF Atlanta/WSTR-HD3 Smyrna to CHR “I94.5“. WIPK joins Rome Radio Partners “103.1 Radio M” 710 WROM Rome/103.1 W276CL Atlanta Junction in a Northwest Georgia CHR battle. While WROM covers Rome itself, WIPK covers a larger area of the region between Atlanta and Chattanooga, TN. Positioned as “Hits Now”, WIPK is listing Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, Pitbull, Selena Gomez, Wiz Khalifa, Jason Derulo, and Katy Perry as core artists.
Station Changes Sunrise Broadcasting AC “Sunny 104.5” WILT Wilmington, NC has applied to change its city-of-license to Carolina Beach as part of a proposal to increase from a Class A with 3.1kW at 120 meters to a C3 with 17kW at 120 meters (Coverage Map). Educational Media Foundation’s pending acquisition of 98.5 WDEO-FM San Carlos Park/Fort Myers, FL from Ava Maria University has applied to increase from a Class C3 with 18.5kW at 113 meters to a C2 with 50kW from the same antenna (Coverage Map). Delta Media Corporation applies to make 104.1 KLCJ Oak Grove, LA a rimshot into Lake Charles. After a previous application was dismissed earlier this year, Delta applies to upgrade the station to 6kW at 94 meters where its service contour will come just short of the city (Coverag...[Read More]
A fairly quiet week on the sales front. Wilks Broadcasting Sells Their Three Fresno Stations To One Putt Broadcasting Hubbard Acquires 16 Minnesota Stations From Omni Broadcasting Chaparral Broadcasting sells Classic Hits “Mojo 92.5” KBXI Park City/Billings, MT to Kurtis Anthony Breuning’s Anthony Media for $650,000. Anthony has been operating the station via a Time Brokerage Agreement since February 2010. If within five years of the closing of the sale Anthony sells the station, Chaparral will receive 20% of the proceeds exceeding the original $650,000 purchase price. Should Anthony enter into an LMA, JSA, TBA, or similar agreement with a third party, Chaparral will receive $70,000. Inspirational Deliverance Center sells Gospel 1340 WADE Wadesboro, NC to New Life Communi...[Read More]
Station Sales 4-K’s LLLP is converting their lease of 1550 KDCO/94.1 K231BQ Golden, CO for “Mile High Sports Radio” into an outright buy. Vic Michael’s Advanced Modulation Broadcasting will receive $550,000 for the station and translator. Bristol Broadcasting is acquiring Silent 1350 WNVA and 106.3 WNVA-FM Norton, VA from Radio Wise, Inc. for $35,000. The stations have been off the air due financial and health hardships of the owners. The equipment and studio/transmitter sites of both stations were sold at public auction. Bristol intends to apply to relocate WNVA-FM to a new location within 90 days in order to expedite its return to the air. North Face Broadcasting is trading Classic Hits “106.5 The Fox” KCIJ Atlanta, LA to Educational Media Foundation f...[Read More]
Rome Radio Partners Christian AC “93.5 Life-FM” WSRM Coosa/Rome, GA has dropped its format and stunting with All-Johnny Cash. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the station will flip to Classic Country “Southern 93.5” on Friday counting down the Top 500 Classic Country songs and then running jockless until June 2. The new format will be 1990’s based and feature the syndicated Moby In The Morning, which currently airs on sister Country “South 107” WTSH Aragon. Moby will simulcast on both stations for the month of June before a new local morning show debuts on WTSH.