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Religious broadcaster VCY America is buying its way into the Des Moines market. Also this week, Educational Media Foundation parts with a Minneapolis FM. A low-power FM spends six-figures to buy an FM translator in Tulsa. And a couple of “good guys” strike a deal in Alabama. Check out all of the buyers and sellers in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Deal-making is still “Fun” for Educational Media Foundation as it strikes a deal to buy an AC station in Lancaster, PA. Also this week, Moody Radio sheds a Chicago market AM. Nashville’s “Q-Country” is getting a new owner. And Lake Broadcasting adds to its Alabama station count. Catch up with all the buying and selling action in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Pardon the pun, but Flag Family Media is planting a flag of its own in Minnesota, where the North Dakota-based company is buying a trio of Grand Rapids stations. Also this week, West Palm Beach’s “The Surf” is changing hands. Ed Perry spins-off a Boston AM at a profit. And while some colleges sell radio, an Ohio high school is doubling-down on the FM dial. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Educational Media Foundation made an international play this week while never leaving the U.S. It bought a couple of FMs shooting towards Canada. Also this week, Lazer Broadcasting buys a San Francisco translator. And after working in big cities, a broadcaster returns to his hometown in upstate New York and becomes a station owner. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

Three years ago, Salem Media Group spun away a Seattle AM in order to grow its Portland, OR cluster. Now it has struck a deal to buy the station back. Also this week, Draper Holdings adds a pair of FMs on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. And another Maryland owner is also expanding – in South Carolina. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Spending more than a million dollars in a month, Radio Vida Kansas will triple the size of its portfolio of religious stations. Its latest deal adds an AM in Kansas City. Also this week, Bunyard Broadcast adds a third station to an Arkansas cluster. EMF fills in near Indianapolis and in Texas. And there’s a big-ticket translator sale in Birmingham. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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In its biggest deal in years, Lotus Communications is buying four Seattle stations owned by local television giant Sinclair Broadcast Group. Fellow TV owner Gray Television is also moving to leave radio. It’s just inked a deal to sell its Odessa-Midland regional Mexican FM to religious broadcaster VCY America. Also this week, an Oklahoma City sports station changes hands. And an FM combo in Vail, CO is sold. Catch up with all the action in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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There is no tote bag or mug in sight. Just several million dollars as two Baltimore public radio stations strike the week’s biggest-ticket deal. Also this week, Salem Media Group adds two Bay Area AMs. Oklahoma owner Fred Morton moves to buy out one of his business partners. And Twilight Broadcasting does an about face on a Pennsylvania AM. Check out all the action in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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The reach of Cumulus Media rocker “V-100.3” will soon be limited to the Topeka market as the company this week filed to spin-off a rimshotter FM that has been simulcasting the station. Also this week, there was a big-ticket translator sale in Dallas. And a Phoenix format change appears in the works as a noncommercial FM is sold. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Educational Media Foundation may be the biggest operator of religious stations, but the company is still filling in the gaps. This week that means buying an FM in Tennessee. It is also spinning off an extra FM in Charleston, WV. Also this week, general managers in Nebraska and Oregon strike deals to become their stations’ owners. And it was a busy week in the FM translator market. Check out who were the buyers and sellers in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Religious Training Network continues to fill out its Florida map with a deal to buy Horizon Broadcasting stations in the Ft. Pierce-Stuart-Vero Beach and Tallahassee markets. From the heartland, a generational move as Christofer Shank has struck a deal to buy four Salina, KS stations from a group that includes his parents. Also, Paul Coates relinquishes his ownership to partner Mike Huckabee in two states. Get the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Religious broadcaster Educational Media Foundation has been one of radio’s fastest-growing groups in recent years, but even it occasionally does some downsizing. EMF has filed to sell one of its five FMs in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Also this week, Metro Radio moves beyond the Beltway. Syndicated personality Delilah buys the station where she got her start. And Sinclair Telecable exits Santa Rosa. Catch up on all the deal-making in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Alan Quarnstrom is growing Q Media Properties’ list of stations in Minnesota with the addition of an AC that brands itself as “Nice 95.5” in a nod to the state’s “Minnesota Nice” stereotype. Also this week, Colorado Public Radio swaps away Pueblo stations to bulk up in Aspen. And Florida Public Radio downsizes, but not in Florida, but rather in Iowa. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

With most of its stations in the Southwest, a standalone AM in Melbourne, FL stood out on Entravision’s map. It has just struck a deal to sell the tropical station to Florida religious broadcaster Radio Training Network. Also this week, Brewer Broadcasting spins-off one of its Chattanooga FMs, NIA Broadcasting exits Jacksonville, and EMF fills in its map on the New Mexico-Colorado border. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

Smith Entertainment Group, the holding company that controls the Utah Jazz NBA franchise, has filed a deal to buy “The Zone” sports AM/FM simulcast that airs Jazz games. Also this week, Black Diamond Broadcast Group expands its map of Michigan stations. And Roanoke-Lynchburg owner Todd Robinson spins-off one of his FMs. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

After more than a decade leasing a trio of Maine stations, Jay Hanson will become an owner in the week’s biggest deal. Also this week, Bustos Media pays $700,000 for a Portland-area FM. A sale settles a long-running legal dispute in the Wichita market. Maryland Media One buys another FM in Myrtle Beach. And how an apple orchard and raspberry patch figure into a seven-figure sale in Alaska. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

Two years after Moody Bible Institute announced it would sell its AM station in its home market, El Sembrador Ministries has emerged as the buyer. Also this week, EMF grows its station map in Iowa. Salem Media Group has closed a deal to sell its last Miami market station. And iHeartMedia adds AMs in Dallas and Houston. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

In a quiet week in the deal market, the biggest sale comes from the Wilkes Barre-Scranton market where Family Life Ministries is spending $200,000 to add an FM translator. Also this week, Zia Broadcasting buys an AM-FM combo north of the Midland-Odessa, TX market. And an Illinois air personality has become the station’s owner. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

Cumulus Media has filed to sell a rare standalone FM owned by the company in the shadow of its Kansas City and Topeka, KS markets. Also this week, McVey Entertainment Group expands its footprint in Idaho. And the “Arkansas Rocks” format appears to be heading for Pine Bluff. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Mid-sized markets dominate the action this week with sales in markets like Greensboro, Monterey and Peoria. Also this week, iHeartMedia now owns one more AM in Jackson, MS. And Family Stations has filed to sell a Miami FM with some unusual cash-free terms: the cost of decommissioning and dismantling the station’s current transmitter site. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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The biggest deal of the week is My Town Media’s acquisition of Southwind Broadcasting. The eight-station deal came during a court auction. Also this week, Salem Media Group ended its selling streak and bought two AMs in the Bay Area. Plus, East Arkansas Broadcasters buys in Little Rock. And Mel Wheeler maxes out in Roanoke-Lynchburg. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

The week’s biggest deal hails from South Carolina where Broomfield Broadcasting has added a third station in the Columbia market. Also this week, Pham Radio Communications secures a translator for its San Francisco AM and Bunyard Broadcasting finds a buyer for its last station in Fayetteville, AR. And iHeartMedia donates another AM, this time in West Virginia. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

Educational Media has cleared its contemporary Christian “K-Love” network on three stations in Ohio and Kentucky owned by Baldwin Broadcasting. It has just filed a $7.1 million deal to make them part of the EMF family. Also this week, a Gainesville-Ocala owner adds another FM and an Arkansas TV owner expands into radio. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Sinclair Telecable is selling a group of stations it has owned in Santa Rosa, CA since 2001 in a deal with newcomer B.C. Radio. Also this week, iHeartMedia donates an FM in Albuquerque to a religious broadcaster. Seven Mountains Media expands its holdings in New York’s Southern Tier. And EMF sells a translator in West Palm Beach. Catch up with all the buyers and sellers in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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JVC Media has closed a $2,268,839 deal to buy four FMs in Ft. Walton Beach-Destin, FL. It’s already in the Florida markets of Orlando and Gainesville-Ocala. Also this week, Iglesia Pentecostal Vispera del Fin expands from the Pacific Northwest into Alaska with a radio-TV deal in Anchorage. And an Oklahoma insurance agent and fill-in host is a soon-to-be owner. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more