SALES – STATIONS
Indiana – Dewayne Shake Broadcasting files a $1.35 million deal to buy classic hits “Memories 107.9” WAMW-FM and country “The General 1580” WAMW in Washington, IN from Dave Crooks’ DLC Media. The deal also includes the Washington, IN-licensed translator W240CE at 95.9 FM and the Montgomery, IN-licensed W267CP at 101.3 FM both of which simulcast “The General.” Shake knows the stations well. He is the morning host on WAMW-FM and also does sales and play-by-play for the AM/FM combo.
Missouri – Lake Area Educational Broadcasting Foundation files a $150,000 deal to buy contemporary Christian “Joy 91.1” KSJI, St. Joseph, MO from Good News Ministries. The Foundation has been operating the station under a programming agreement since November.
Indiana – Ball State University’s Indiana Public Radio files a deal to sell one of its radio stations. Jayland Radio will pay $40,702 to acquire WBSJ, Portland, IN (91.7). The Class A station is currently off the air. Jayland Radio plans to air a religious format on WBSJ. Once the sale closes, Indiana Public Radio will still own five FMs in Indiana.
Pueblo, CO – Peggy Bartholomew’s Spanish Peaks Radio Group files a $1,000 deal to buy “Kickin Country 103.3” KIQN from Pueblo Broadcasting Group. Bartholomew is current the general manager of the station.
Georgia – Doug Sutton and Terry Carter are donating Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting’s urban AC “Jams 1400” WHTD, Elberton, GA to the Toccoa Foundation, a not-for-profit they have created that will take over operations of the station. WHTD will become a noncommercial station with what the filing says will be a mix of talk and music programming. Once the sale closes the two men will continue to operate the nearby AC “The Lake” WSNW, Seneca, SC (1150) as a commercial station.
Ohio – Holy Family Communications closes a $175,000 deal to buy AC/oldies “94.9 The Beat” WONB, Ada, OH from Ohio Northern University. Holy Family Communications already owns religious teaching WJTA, Glansdorf, OH (88.9) and the Finlay, OH-licensed translator W256CJ at 99.1 FM in the area.
Pennsylvania – Twilight Broadcasting closes a $95,000 deal to buy classic country WPHB, Philipsburg, PA (1260) from Magnum Broadcasting. The deal also includes a construction permit for the Philipsburg, PA-licensed translator W281CB at 104.1 FM. Twilight Broadcasting currently owns four other Pennsylvania stations but none of them overlaps with WPHB.