Radio Sharon transfers its option to acquire 1220 WSTL and 93.7 W229AN Providence RI to Diaz Holdings. New England Christian Media will sell the stations to to Diaz for $240,000. WSTL is the originating station for Radio Sharon’s Spanish CHR “Mega 94.9” W235CN Providence. After applying earlier this month to donate Silent 1450 WBVA Bayside and 1550 WVAB Virginia Beach VA to the Multicultural Media, Telecom, and Internet Council’s MMTC Broadcasting, Birach Broadcasting will instead donate the two stations to Dr. Katrina Chase’s Believe & Achieve Family & Education Center. Jose Carlos Maron’s Radio La Patrona Inc. will purchase Silent 760 KMTL/97.7 K249FE Sherwood/Little Rock AR from the estate of George Domerese for $100,000. James Utley’s CLI R...[Read More]
Great Plains Media CHR “105.9 Kiss-FM” KKSW Lawrence KS has added Joshua James as 10am-3pm midday host. James previously spent five years at Steel City Media Country “Q104” 104.3 KBEQ Kansas City including time in afternoons. KKSW 105.9 KISS, the #1 hit music station in NE Kansas, welcomes new midday host Joshua James to the on-air lineup. Joshua James has worked in the Kansas City market since 2006. “We are thrilled to welcome Joshua James to the 105.9 KISS family,” says Beth Cruise, Program Director of KKSW. “His enthusiasm and love for the community will be a perfect fit with our long term relationship with the University of Kansas Jayhawks and our listeners in Topeka and the Western suburbs of Kansas City.” “I am excited to join the family environment here at 10...[Read More]
Sunrise Broadcasting has debuted Soft Oldies “95.9 The Breeze” W240AS Wilmington NC/WKXB-HD2. The new format creates a flanker between Sunrise AC “Sunny 103.7” WILT and Rhythmic Oldies “Jammin 99.9” WKXB against Cumulus Media AC 102.7 WGNI. Core artists on the station include Chicago, Elton John, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Phil Collins, Hall & Oates, the Eagles, and Lionel Richie. W240AS had been rebroadcasting Sports “ESPN 630” WMFD, which recently launched a new translator: 101.7 W269DF Wilmington.
FCC Actions The FCC has rejected Roy Henderson's Petition For Reconsideration for the deletion of 99.7 KROY Palacios TX. Henderson had previously admitted to operating KROY from March 1 through 9, 2013 and December 23, 2013 through January 2, 2014 at sites without a license or STA while mostly being silent from the dismantling of its tower in November of 2007 and March 15, 2014 when it began Program Test Authority from its replacement site. Henderson argued that the agency overlooked the station's service to Palacios TX since 2000, his application in 2016 to sell KROY to New Wavo Communications for $550,000 and his efforts to restore broadcast operation, while claiming that the FCC ignored statements from local listeners that KROY did broadcast during the relevant time period although it ...[Read More]
Dismissals Point Broadcasting Rhythmic Oldies "Old School 99.1" KXFM Santa Maria CA has requested and had its CP to change city-of-license to Port Hueneme and serve the Oxnard/Ventura and Santa Barbara markets with 3.8kW/493m revoked. Point stated that it "reached the conclusion that the station as permitted in its CP is unlikely to achieve full radio market coverage unobstructed from the proposed transmitter site (or other existing Class B sites complying with the FM separations rules) and hence might not be sustainable as a local provider."
Ohio Midland Newsgroup agrees to purchase Sports “OV Sports” 1430 WEIR Weirton WV/Steubenville OH and 94.9 W235BX Colliers WV, Classic Hits “106.3 The River” WCDK Cadiz OH/Wheeling WV, and the CP to move 94.7 W234AV Punxsatawney PA to 102.1 Weirton from Priority Communications for $700,000. After acquiring News/Talk “107.7 The Pulse” WTPL Hillsboro/Concord NH along with two other stations from Great Eastern Radio for $2.6 million, Dirk Nadon’s Lakes Media turns around and sells WTPL to Binnie Media for $1.3 million. Binnie has also begun operating WTPL via LMA. Richard Brabandt sells Oldies 1550 WOCC Corydon IN to Dawn Fowler and Timothy Jackson’s Two Hawks Communications for $115,000. St. Francis Mission sells Variety 96.1 KINI Crookston NE ...[Read More]
Cumulus Media has tabbed Steve McKay as Program Director of AC 102.7 WGNI and Classic Rock “94.5 The Hawk” WKXS Wilmington NC. McKay, who has been mostly out of the radio industry for the past decade, joins Cumulus from Beasley Media Classic Hits 100.1 WJRZ Manahawkin NJ where he was hosting weekends. He is best known for his runs programming Entercom Hot AC “94.9 The Point” WPTE Norfolk from 2002-2006 and Greater Media Rhythmic Oldies “95.7 Jammin’ Gold” WEJM Philadelphia in 1999-2000. He has also programmed CHR’s 93.5 WSBG Stroudsburg and 97.1 WBHT Wilkes-Barre PA and worked in sales for Max Media Norfolk during his radio career. McKay fills the position previously held by Jackie Jordan until her exit in May. Cumulus Media announces that it...[Read More]
Chad Adams’ Red Wolf Broadcasting (unrelated to the Connecticut based company of the same name) will take over the LMA of Carolina Christian Radio’s 106.7 WMYT Carolina Beach/Wilmington NC on Monday, March 20. Red Wolf will relaunch the station as “106.7 The Big Talker” WFBT resurrecting the brand that was previously heard on 93.7 WNTB/106.3 WLTT until its flip to News “Port City Radio” in 2013. The format change at those stations were timed to Adams’ retirement from the station. Adams will host from 9-11am while Pam & John Dismukes will join for mornings. The rest of the station’s lineup will include Sean Hannity, Dave Ramsey, Mike Gallagher, Dana Loesch, and Coast To Coast AM. The Big Talker FM will return to the airwaves of coastal No...[Read More]
Concurrent with the acquisition of 89.3 WUMD North Dartmouth MA, Rhode Island Public Radio has applied to move the station to Newport RI.
Station Sales Vanguard Media is selling Silent 1550 KQNM Albuquerque NM to Immaculate Heart Radio $250,000. KQNM has been silent since the end of September 2015 pending the sale of it. Immaculate Heart already has a CP to upgrade 98.9 K255AU Corrales NM to 70w vertical/1246m rebroadcasting KQNM. Carolina Christian Radio sells 1180 WLTT Carolina Beach/Wilmington NC to James and Maxine Utley’s CLI Radio LLC for $53,000. CLI currently operates Carolina Christian Radio’s 1490 WWIL Wilmington via LMA as Gospel “Gospel Joy 1490“. L. Topaz Enterprises sells the CP for 103.9 KKUJ Monument OR to Xana Oregon for $15,500. Translator Sales
Friends of Public Radio’s 91.3 WHQR Wilmington NC is moving its Classical programming to a stronger translator. The group has closed on its purchase of 92.7 W224CX Wilmington from Conner Media and completed its upgrade to 250w/141m. W224CX replaces 99 watt 96.7 W244DH Wilmington as the primary home of its Classical programming. That signal holds a CP to move south of Wilmington where it plans to eventually land in the Southport/Oak Island area to enhance the Classical programming’s coverage in the beach communities.
Sunrise Broadcasting AC “Sunny 104.5” WILT Carolina Beach/Wilmington NC will move to 103.7 on December 1. Sunrise acquired the stronger 103.7 WBNE Wrightsville Beach from Sea-Comm in September for $1.85 million and concurrently selling WILT to Bible Broadcasting Network for $300,000. 103.7 will assume the WILT call letters when the deals close on December 1 giving the station a permanent format for the first time since January. Davis Media had been operating WBNE via LMA from Sea-Comm as News “Port City Radio” until the end of January and as a simulcast of AAA “98.3 The Penguin” WUIN through June. WBNE has been running a commercial-free Variety Hits format since then. Bible Broadcasting will change 104.5’s call letters to WYHW as it joins its non-c...[Read More]