The Amaturo Sonoma Media Group is downsizing its five-station cluster in Santa Rosa, CA with a deal to sell one of its FMs to Northern California Public Media. The public broadcaster lost its transmitter and tower two years ago in the Kincade Fire in northern Sonoma County and has been operating at low power while searching for an improved FM facility. Get the details and catch up with all the week’s buying and selling in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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There were more closings than new sales this week, a traditional situation at the start of the year when many deals peg their close to the end of the year and the holiday season means fewer contracts are signed. Among the companies that finalized pending sales this week were Saga, Educational Media Foundation, and MacDonald Garber Broadcasting. The lone new sale hails from Oklahoma. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

Educational Media Foundation already owns a trio of FMs in Richmond, VA and in this week’s biggest deal it adds two more signals in southern Virginia. Also this week, religious broadcaster Iglesia Pentecostal Víspera Del Fin filed a pair of deals to grow in the Pacific Northwest. One deal is with Bustos Media that is also a buyer in the region. Get the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

When the year-end tally is done, it will likely show 2020 was one of the slowest deal-making years of the modern era. The final week of the year did, however, bring sales in several large markets, including one of the biggest of 2020. Stations are slated to trade hands in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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It is not quite the North Pole, but this week’s biggest deal is fittingly from Alaska. That is where a general manager has just bought himself a $1.1 million Christmas gift: the six-station cluster he has been managing and working at on-air. On the opposite side of American’s climatological spectrum, a veteran operator in Puerto Rico adds an AM to his portfolio. And Cumulus Media exits market No. 236. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Independence Rock Media has struck a deal to buy all but one of the 14 stations owned by Huth Broadcasting in California. Also this week, a Long Island, NY station will get a new owner just weeks after its last sale closed. EMF buys and sells while Truth Broadcasting expands in Raleigh-Durham. And a Seattle-based internet radio company buys its first broadcast radio station – in Colorado. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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There was lots of action in the major radio markets this week as iHeartMedia continued to double-down on its commitment to AM radio with a trio of acquisitions in Texas for stations that will carry its Black Information Network. EMF also saw an opening in the Twin Cities where it will triple the size of its cluster. Meanwhile in Miami, Beasley takes another step closer to exiting the market. Check out all the action in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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The Black Information Network continues to fill out the map and iHeartMedia’s latest deal will give it a station in the Jackson, MS market, thanks to a cash-free deal. SSR Communications will hand over WSFZ (990) in exchange for iHeart allowing it to upgrade its Jackson FM. Also this week, iHeart has also closed on deals in Washington, Miami, Pittsburgh and Riverside-San Bernardino, CA. Get the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

In a holiday-shortened week for dealmakers, the biggest sale this week hails from Los Angeles where radio and TV talk show veteran Tavis Smiley is becoming a station owner. Also this week, Educational Media Foundation has added another FM in Austin. Loud Media doubles in size in Knoxville. And a San Diego AM changes hands. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

Urban One this week filed one of the biggest single station deals of the year with an $8 million sale in St. Louis. And that’s just the “stick” with no format included. There’s another seven-figure transaction in Pittsburgh where a retirement home operator becomes a broadcaster. Plus, there are deals in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Chico. See them all in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

Who needs to write a check? This week’s deal market included a flurry of station swaps as companies realigned their portfolios in deals that came without any cash involved. Entercom and Urban One inked a swap that will touch four markets. EMF, which has been among the biggest buyers, also swapped its way into Madison, WI. The week’s biggest cash deal hails from Arkansas. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Saga has been a notoriously conservative buyer so whenever it opens its wallet it’s worth noting. In this case, Saga just struck a deal to grow its Clarksville, TN cluster by one FM. Elsewhere, iHeartMedia closes on the sale of a Seattle market FM while a Philadelphia AM finds a new buyer. Also of note is half of this week’s station sales are of stations currently off the air. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Colonial Radio Group is doing some portfolio pruning with a pair of deals to sell FMs in two markets: Myrtle Beach, SC and Olean, NY. Elsewhere, the biggest deal of the week isn’t for a full-power station but an FM translator that Bustos Media is picking up in the Tucson, AZ market where it currently has an AM/FM combo. And two Ft. Smith, AR owners are deal-making. Catch up on all the week’s deal making in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Radio is reflecting the changing face of America in its deal-making as this week’s three biggest deals are for stations targeted to the Haitian community in Florida, the Spanish-speaking community in San Antonio, and the Punjabi community in Indianapolis. Also this week, a Pennsylvania owner expands in the Carolinas. And Red Apple Media closes on its Long Island FM. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Educational Media Foundation already owns two “K-Love” stations in the Winchester, VA market outside of Washington. Soon it will own a third after it struck a deal to buy WINC-FM from Centennial Broadcasting. Also this week, Townsquare Media adds to its cluster in Duluth and a Colorado Springs brand looks to “Power” up. And radio vet Clark Smidt becomes an owner. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

A new owner comes onto the scene in the Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz, CA market as a partnership of Daisy Ortiz, Eduardo Leon and Vanessa Diaz buys two stations. Ortiz is a two-decade veteran of Hispanic media, including as a sales manager for LBI Media in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas. Leon is a former VP of Programming at LBI Media and founder of Radio Ideas, an L.A.-based consulting and marketing firm. Get the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Salem Media Group sold two of its three Miami stations last year. It has just struck a deal to sell its last AM in the metro to Nelson Votaire, who already owns another religious station in market No. 11.The biggest deal of the week is Educational Media Foundation’s Austin deal to buy “Spirit 105.9” KFMK as Crista Media focuses on the Pacific Northwest. Plus Entercom sells in Greensboro-Winston-Salem. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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iHeartMedia’s New York cluster is growing as it files an $8.5 million deal to buy ethnic WWRL (1600) to become home to the new Black Information Network. Also this week, a Minnesota country combo changes hands and a pair of Vermont public broadcasters combine. It was also a big week for deal-making among religious stations. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Eagle Radio already owns three stations in the North Platte, NE area. It will add two more in a deal filed this week. Also this week, a Philadelphia AM sale is finalized. And iHeartMedia closes a Lexington, KY market sale that has been on deck for a dozen years. Get all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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In vote of confidence in the AM band, iHeartMedia this week topped the list of buyers with a $1.2 million deal to buy WUST (1120) in the Washington market. The station already airs its talk “Black Information Network” under a local marketing agreement. In Seattle iHeart also found a buyer for an FM. Also, EMF struck deals to expand into Vermont and New Hampshire. And a Boston AM is sold. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

The action this week came in the midsized markets with the biggest sale hailing from Jackson, MS, where the transfer will also close the books on a lawsuit between two companies. Also, the Augustus Foundation has filed a pair of deals to expand its radio holdings in Alabama. Plus, Dove Media lands in Bend, OR. And Vanguard Media has a permit for a new AM in Albuquerque. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

The sales manager position once was the training ground for station owners. It’s less common today, but that path is still taken in radio – especially in smaller markets. This week’s biggest deal is in Louisiana where, after nine years, a sales manager is set to become the owner. Elsewhere, Lotus is buying a Reno AM and turning in the license for another signal it owns the market. Plus, Steve Hegwood heads north. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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In a week that saw activity spring back to life, the two biggest deals were in Arizona. The first sees a family with media holdings south of the border buying their first radio station in the U.S. The other is a Texas owner stretching over to add a second FM. Elsewhere, iHeartMedia finalizes the donation of a Boston AM while Entravision downsizes in Stockton. Check out all the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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Maybe it’s the dog days of summer for radio’s deal market but it was an especially quiet week for the buying and selling of stations. Just one station was sold: a silent AM in an unrated Georgia market. Business is still getting done, however, including a three-way sale-o-rama in La Crosse, WI. Plus closings in California and Hawaii. Check out the details in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more