SALES – STATIONS
Wisconsin – Nora Karbash’s CMC Media files a $1.25 million deal to buy country WSLD, Whitewater, WI (104.5) from Prairie Communications. WSLD is the only station Prairie Communications owns in Wisconsin. Once the sale closes it will still own stations in Iowa and Illinois.
Seattle-Tacoma – Bustos Media files a $1.2 million deal to buy classic country KMCQ (103.3) from Gregory Smith’s Sunnylands Broadcasting. The deal includes a $1.02 million promissory note. Amador Bustos already owns two other stations in the Seattle market including regional Mexican “La Gran D 99.3” KDDS-FM and regional Mexican “La Zeta 1210” KMIA. After the deal closes Sunnlands Broadcasting will still own two FMs in the Palm Springs, CA market. Broker: MCH Enterprises
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL – Ferris Waller’s Walco Enterprises files a $100,000 deal to buy “Kickin Country 1360” WHNR from Tom Saunders’ CATCO Communications. Waller doesn’t own any other radio stations but he owns several businesses in the area including a café, a roofing company, and the Plant City Farm & Flea Market.
Oregon – Cascade Community Radio files to transfer the currently-silent KTFH, Lees Camp, OR (88.7) to Rogue Radio in a cash-free donation. Cascade Community Radio was required to spin-off KTFH after it secure the Portland, OR market low-power station KDOO-LP (101.5). Rogue Radio plans a “freeform” mix of public service and community arts programming, as well as “music programmed not currently played on other stations.”
Tennessee – Bible Believers Network files to donate the gospel/religious “New Life” trimulcast of WCLC-FM (105.1) and WCLC (1260) in Jamestown, TN and WGSN, Newport, TN (90.7) to New Life Studios.
SALES – TRANSLATORS
Idaho – Ted Austin files a $35,000 deal to buy the Saint Anthony, ID-licensed translator K261DB at 100.1 FM from Riverbend Communications. The translator will simulcast Austin’s KRXK (1230).
Indiana – Ric Federighi’s Gerard Media files a pair of deals worth a combined $24,000 to buy two FM translators from Friends of Christian Radio. In the first deal Gerard Media buys the Michigan City, IN-licensed translator W236BD at 95.1 FM to give talk/classic hits WIMS, Michigan City (1420) an FM outlet. In the second deal it buys the Benton Harbor, MI-licensed W273BM at 102.5 FM to simulcast talk/adult standards WHFB, Benton Harbor (1060). Both translators are valued at $12,000.
Phoenix – Farmworker Educational Radio closes a $1.1 million deal to buy the Phoenix-licensed translator K270BZ at 101.9 FM from Riviera Broadcasting. Farmworker Educational Radio already owns KNAI-FM & AM (88.3, 860) in the Phoenix market. Both air its regional Mexican “Radio Campesina” format. Riviera Broadcasting bought the translator for $175,000 in 2015 to boost coverage of its rhythmic CHR “Power 98.3” KKFR Earlier this year Riviera struck a $230,000 deal to buy the Fort McDowell, AZ-licensed translator K241BQ which delivered a similar coverage area. Broker: Kalil
Maine – James Talbott’s Katahdin Communications closes a $525,000 deal to buy classic hits “Big Hits 99.3” WKTJ-FM, Farmington, ME from Clearwater Communications. The Class A station doesn’t overlap with Katahdin Communications’ two Bangor, ME market stations including adult hits “94.9 The Mountain” WSYY-FM and sports WSYY (1240). Broker: Harold Bausemer
Arizona – Univision Radio closes a deal to spin-off a standalone FM that covers an area between the Phoenix and Tucson markets. Educational Media Foundation closes a $500,000 deal to buy KKMR, Arizona City, AZ (106.5) from Univision. With EMF already covering the area with a pair of “K-Love” affiliates, the religious broadcaster has installed its Christian CHR “Air1” network on KKMR. Broker: Kalil
St. George, UT – Craig Hanson’s Redrock Broadcasting closes a $375,000 deal to buy “102.3 Coyote Country” KUTQ from Ted and Jana Tucker’s Cochise Broadcasting. Hanson already owns two other St. George market stations, including CHR “Mix 103.1” KURR and classic hits “Kool 98.9” KRQX-FM. Hanson previously was president and chief operating officer of longtime Utah operator Simmons Media. Broker: Kalil
Birmingham – Lyle Reynolds’ Red Mountain Ventures closes a $200,000 deal to buy regional Mexican WZGX (1450) from Pedro Zamora’s BAR Broadcasting. Red Mountain Ventures already has a pending $200,000 deal to buy the Fultondale, AL-licensed translator W256CD at 99.1 FM in the Birmingham market from Shelby Broadcast Associates. Reynolds also owns a minority stake in Brantley Broadcast Associates which owns oldies “97.7 The Peach” WHPH in Birmingham.
Oklahoma – Cameron University closes a deal to transfer news-talk/classical KYCU, Clinton, OK (89.1) to the University of Oklahoma. According to the FCC filing the public radio outlet will become a simulcast of Oklahoma City’s news-talk/jazz KGOU (106.3). Cameron University stills own four full-power FM stations and two translators located across southwest Oklahoma and north Texas based at KCCU-FM, Lawton, OK (89.3).