SALES – STATIONS
Charleston, SC – Kirkman Broadcasting has already been operating gospel WNJI (106.3) under a 2009 local marketing agreement and now it will pay $1.4 million to buy the station outright from Jabar Communications. Kirkman Broadcasting already owns four other stations in Charleston, including classic hits “The City” WQNT (1450) and the “Charleston Sports Radio” trimulcast of WWIK (98.9), WQSC (1340) and WTMZ (910).
Oregon – Bicoastal Media files a $500,000 deal to buy classic hits KURY-FM (95.3) and adult standards KURY (910) in Brookings, OR from Eureka Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Brookings, OR-licensed translator K287CF at 105.3 FM. Bicoastal Media will operate the stations under a local marketing agreement until closing. It already owns three stations in nearby Crescent City, CA including “K-Pod Hot Country 97.9” KPOD-FM, AC KCRE (94.3) and “News Talk Sport 1240” KPOD. Broker: MCH Enterprises
Texas – Cantico Nuevo Ministry files a $325,000 deal to buy Spanish Christian “Radio Cristiana” stations KCZO, Carrizo Springs, TX (92.1) and KDFM (103.3) and KLDS (1260) in Falfurrias, TX from Paulino Bernal. Cantico Nuevo Ministry currently owns stations in New York and New Jersey.
Florida – Dockins Communications files a $233,580 deal to buy the currently-silent WJTK, Columbia City, FL from Newman Broadcasting. WJTK has been in receivership since Newman Broadcasting defaulted on a 2012 promissory note held by Columbia Bank. Fred Dockins already owns “Power Country 102” WQLC and classic rock “The Zone” WGRO (960) in the area.
Jacksonville, FL – Immaculate Heart Media files a $210,550 deal to buy religious WQOP (1460) and talk WZNZ (1600) from Queen of Peace Radio. The deal also includes the Jacksonville, FL-licensed translator W229CZ at 93.7 FM. It is Immaculate Heart Media’s second deal in Florida in recent weeks. In early-August it filed an $8.2 million deal to buy four AMs and three FM translators from Salem Media Group in Florida.
California –Farms of Amador files to donate KCYF-FM, Sutter Creek, CA (107.5) to Blue Mountain Players. KCYF-FM is a construction permit for a Class A station. Blue Mountain Players already operates the low-power station KQBM-LP, West Point, CA (103.7) so in order to comply with FCC rules prohibiting a LPFM licensee from also owning a full-power station, it will need to spin-off the low-power station. Blue Mountain Players has requested the FCC allow it to hold both licenses for three years to allow it time to construct KCYF-FM.
Montana – Munson Radio files to transfer the license for KEIN, Great Falls, MT (1310) to Wayne Farree and Creed Evans’ Tiger Butte Broadcasting as part of a legal settlement. A value for KEIN has not yet been established. Tiger Butte Broadcasting doesn’t own any other stations.
SALES – TRANSLATORS
Arizona – Lake Powell Communications files a $12,500 deal to buy the Page, AZ-licensed translator K261BX at 100.1 FM from Jeffery Jennings. Lake Powell Communications already uses the signal to simulcast country KPGE, Page, AZ (1340).
Connecticut – Veritas Catholic Network closes a $300,000 deal to buy the currently-silent WNLK, Norwalk, CT (1350) from Sacred Heart University. The deal also includes the construction permit for Norwalk, CT-licensed translator W280FX at 103.9 FM. Georgetown, CT-based Veritas has posted its plan to buy several other New York area signals on its website. Sacred Heart University still own four stations in the region which carry its classical/news-talk public radio station based at WSHU-FM & AM (91.1, 1260) in Bridgeport, CT.
Arkansas – Charles and Devon Brentlinger’s Broadcast Industry Group closes a $252,000 deal to buy two AMs and two FM translators from the estate of Joel Kinlow. The stations include the classic rock “Arkansas Rocks” simulcast of KLRG (880) in the Little Rock, AR market and classic rock KJJI (1490) in White Hall, AR south of Little Rock as well as the Greenbrier, AR-licensed translator K233BF at 94.5 FM which simulcast KLRG and the Pine Bluff, AR-licensed translator K255AX at 98.9 which simulcasts KJJI. Broadcast Industry Group doesn’t currently own any stations but it operates several Arkansas signals under a local marketing agreement with High Plains Radio Network. The Kinlow estate still owns gospel WGLB (1560) in the Milwaukee market.
Boston – Marc Pacheco’s MRP Communications closes a $100,000 deal to buy talk WVBF (1530) from Steven Callahan. The deal includes the Middleborough Center, MA-licensed translator W259DD at 99.7 FM. The filing says MRP Communications will pay an additional $100,000 for real property related to the station in Taunton, MA where WVBF’s two towers are located.
Multistate Deal – Clark Parrish’s Edgewater Broadcasting closes a deal to donate all of its remaining FMs to fellow religious broadcaster Radio By Grace. The filing with the FCC says “Edgewater has determined that it is in its best interest to cease doing business and transfers all of its assets to RGB” which the filing says “desires to continue the non-profit based operations of Edgewater.” The full-power FMs being donated include Pittsburgh market WLOG (89.1); Columbus, GA market WJEP (91.1), plus three FMs outside of rated markets including WTSE, Benton, TN (91.1); WHHR, Vienna, GA (92.1); and WZXX, Lawrenceburg, TN (88.5). The donation also includes 121 FM translators. Read the list HERE. Radio By Grace was created in 2008 by the Grace Church of Amarillo, TX and is led by church pastor Bill Gehm. It currently owns religious KRBG (88.7) and KBZD (99.7) in its home market. It also owns several FM translators in Texas and New Mexico.
California – LarDog Communications closes a deal to donate the currently-silent KROP, Brawley, CA (1300) to Voice of International Christian Evangelism. KROP has been mostly off the air since January 2018 when it told the FCC it was “unable to attract sufficient revenue to sustain broadcast operations.” Voice of International Christian Evangelism already owns contemporary Christian KGBA-FM, Holtsville, CA (101.1) and Spanish religious KGBA, Heber, CA (1490).