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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

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Two deals, one in Houston the other in Pennsylvania, tied for the week’s biggest-ticket sales. Both came in at $725,000 and both involved religious broadcasters. The difference is in how much that amount of money buys in each location. Also this week, Cumulus has a deal to sell the last station in one of its trusts. And a seller on Cape Cod will still be able to promote his restaurant even after selling his station thanks to the terms of his deal. Check out all the action in this week’s Deal Digest. Read more

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