The downsizing of Emmis continues as its closes a deal to sell six Austin stations to its longtime partners Bob and David Sinclair. Also this week, Salem finalizes a deal to trim down its Florida holdings. Plus the price tag on Dallas and Minnesota deals are revealed. And local owners keep control in Iowa. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest.
The classic country “The Outlaw” format was already on the air in Concord, NH. Now Saga has bought another signal to bring it into the Manchester market. Also, this week, Educational Foundation is expanding in Georgia. Plus, Colonial Radio Group expands in North Carolina while there will soon be one fewer “Activa” outlets in South Carolina. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest.
Greeley Broadcasting already downs regional Mexican stations in Ft. Collins and Pueblo markets. Now it’s adding a third Colorado market with a deal in Colorado Springs. Also this week, Connoisseur Media files to sell its last remaining station in the Allentown-Bethlehem, PA market. Plus it’s New Mountains To Climb in Greenville-Spartanburg, SC market. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest.
A decades-old radio-newspaper combination will remain intact in Illinois where the new owners of Champaign’s News-Gazette keep the paper’s three radio stations. Meanwhile in Erie, PA there’s a new radio-television combo as WICU-TV’s owners buy an FM. Both are allowed since the FCC lifted its cross-ownership prohibition. Check out the details and a look at radio’s other transactions in this week’s Inside Radio Deal Digest.
“K-Love” parent EMF buys into the Buffalo market as part of a two-state deal with Family Stations. Also this week, Beasley now has one more FM in Detroit. Pacific Media Group enters the Honolulu market. And Refuge Media Group sells nearly all of its signals and brings an end to the “Refuge Radio” format after 37 years. Check out the details and a look at radio’s other transactions in this week’s Inside Radio Deal Digest.