SALES – STATIONS
Indianapolis – Educational Media Foundation files a $725,000 deal to buy Christian CHR “Air1” affiliate WQME (98.7) from Anderson University. EMF had already been operating the station under a local marketing agreement. It already owns three stations in the Indianapolis market including “Air1” station WQRA (90.5) and the contemporary Christian “K-Love” simulcast of WIKL (101.7) and WKLU (101.9).
Virginia – George Reed’s Monticello Media files a $450,000 deal to buy Cumulus Media’s six-station cluster in Blacksburg, VA. The stations include country “Nash FM 107.1” WPSK-FM, hot AC “Mix 100.7” WNMX, rock “105.3 The Bear” WBRW, “CBS Sports Radio 101.7” WWBU, talk WFNR (710) and “Oldies 1460” WRAD. Also included in the sale are two FM translators including the Blacksburg, VA-licensed W278AJ at 103.5 FM which simulcasts WFNR. And the Radford, VA-licensed W300DT at 107.9 FM which simulcast WRAD. Monticello Media already owns stations in the Charlottesville, VA market. Broker: Media Services Group
Visalia-Tulare-Hanford, CA – José Arredondo’s JA Ventures files a $300,000 deal to buy talk KTIP (1450) from Larry Stoneburner’s Mayberry Broadcasting. The deal includes the Porterville, CA-licensed translator K267CG at 101.3 FM. JA Ventures already owns regional Mexican “La Ley 94.5 FM and 1370 AM” KGEN-FM & AM in the Visalia-Tulare-Hanford, CA market. Broker: Brett Miller, MCH Enterprises
Salisbury-Ocean City, MD – Wray Fitch and Gregory Bojko’s Sebago Broadcasting files a $237,500 deal to buy “97.9 Bay Country” WBEY-FM from Bay Broadcasting. Sebago Broadcasting currently owns hot AC “101.5 The Mix” WVES-FM, adult hits WCTG (96.5), and country “Wow 101.1” WICO-FM in the area and it operates WICO-FM simulcast “Wow 99.3” WOWZ-FM under a time brokerage agreement with Stephens Marks Stations. After the sale closes Bay Broadcasting will continue to operate “Classic Country 540” WGOP in the Salisbury-Ocean City market.
Virginia – Turner Media Group files a $325,000 deal to buy “Super Country 99.9” WZBB, Stanleytown, VA from William Geasey. Eric and Julie Turner don’t own any other stations.
Arizona – Ted and Jana Tucker’s Cochise Broadcasting files a $75,000 deal to buy religious KNXN, Sierra Vista (1470) from Good News Radio Broadcasting. The deal includes two Sierra Vista-licensed translators including K256CJ at 99.1 FM and K298BZ at 107.5 FM. Cochise Broadcasting already owns three other stations in the area including AC “Q-95” KCDQ, oldies KKYZ (101.7) and the construction permit KXKR (101.7).
Knoxville – Aaron Ishmael and Karl Kieber’s Mid-Century Radio files a $30,000 deal to buy oldies “Mid Century Radio 1180” WVLZ from John Pirkle’s Oak Ridge FM. The deal includes the Rockford, TN-licensed translator W268BP at 101.5 FM. Mid-Century Radio already operates WVLZ under a time brokerage agreement. It currently owns oldies WKCE (1120) in the Knoxville market.
Montana – Educational Media Foundation files a $30,000 deal to by religious “Fresh Life Radio” KFLF, Somers, MT (91.3) from the Fresh Life Church. EMF already owns contemporary Christian “K-Love” affiliate KLKM (88.7) in the area as well as the Kalispell, MT-licensed translator K224DV at 92.7 FM. Once the sale closes Fresh Life Church will still own KYWH (88.9) in the Billings, MT market.
Texas – Crystal Carpenter’s Next Radio files a $10,000 deal to buy religious KOGW, Stratford, TX (91.5) from Top of Texas Educational Broadcasting Foundation. It will become Next Radio’s first station. After the sale closes Top of Texas Educational Broadcasting Foundation will still own eight stations in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
SALES – TRANSLATORS
Long Island, NY – Educational Media Foundation files a $250,000 deal to buy two FM translators from Holding Out Hope Church in the Nassau-Suffolk (Long Island), NY market. The deal includes the Hauppauge, NY-licensed W235BB at 94.9 FM and the Selden, NY-licensed at 104.5 FM. The deal will give EMF its first signals on Long Island and extend the reach of EMF’s contemporary Christian “K-Love” WKLV-FM (96.7) whose New York market signal doesn’t stretch into Suffolk County.
Indiana – Kensington Digital Media of Indiana closes a $2.4 million deal to buy country “Willie 103.5” WAWC and classic hits WRSW-FM (107.3) and news-talk WRSW (1480) in Warsaw, IN from Talking Stick Communications. The deal also includes the Warsaw, IN-licensed translator W259BJ at 99.7 FM which simulcasts WRSW. Kensington Digital Media also owns two Nashville market stations: classic hits “Hippie Radio 94.5” WHPY-FM and adult hits WHIN (1010).
Raleigh-Durham, NC – Divine Mercy Radio closes an $850,000 deal to buy Spanish-language “Radio Vision 540” WETC from Sanchez Broadcasting. That price tag reflects what Divine Mercy Radio says is the ability of WETC to cover one- quarter of North Carolina and reach four million potential listeners. But the deal also includes a 44-acre parcel of land in Wendell, NC. Divine Mercy Radio doesn’t own any other radio stations but its Catholic religious programming airs on the low-power stations WFNE-LP (103.5) and WSHP-LP (103.3) in the Raleigh-Durham market. Once the sale closes Marta Sanchez will still own the Spanish-language contemporary Christian daytimer “Radio Uncion” WRRZ in Clinton, NC. Broker: Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage
Louisiana – John and Nancy Moroni’s Bird Broadcasting Network closes a $410,000 deal to buy “Hot Country 95.9” KMAR-FM from Tom Gay’s Beouf River Broadcasting. Once the sale closes Gay will still own three other Louisiana FMs. Broker: Bill Whitley, Media Services Group
San Angelo, TX – Houston Christian Broadcasters closes a $205,000 deal to buy the KCRN-FM (93.9) and KCRN (1340) from First Dallas Media. The deal also includes the San Angelo, TX-licensed translator K232FG at 94.3 FM. The acquisition will bring Houston Christian Broadcasters’ growing portfolio of religious stations into a new market. KCRN-FM&AM currently relay First Dallas Media’s contemporary Christian KCBI, Dallas (90.9) into the San Angelo market. Broker: Bill Whitley, Media Services Group
North Dakota – Jeff Hallen’s Hirange Media closes a $65,000 deal to buy classic country “102.3 The Range” KZRN, Hettinger, ND from MidNation Media. Hallen has been operating the station since last year according to local press reports. He is new to radio ownership. Hallen also owns an agriculture equipment business in Hettinger.