Long Island, NY – Yash Pandya’s Om Sai Broadcasting has filed a $1.3 million deal to buy ethnic “Radio Zindagi” WBWD (540) from Eli Madrigal and Roberto Paredes’ Metro Mex USA. The sale includes a $150,000 promissory note. The deal is a quick turnaround for Metro Mex USA which closed a deal to buy the station for $700,000 earlier this month. Om Sai Broadcasting will operate WBWD under a local marketing agreement until closing.
California – Frederick Penney, Donna Hunter, and Cal Hunter’s Independence Rock Media has filed a $400,000 deal to buy nine full-power stations and four FM translators from Huth Broadcasting. Cal Hunter is a longtime general manager for Huth Broadcasting. Both he and his wife, Donna, own a 24.5% stake in Independence Rock Media. The stations include two in the Chico, CA market – classic country “100.3 The Outlaw” KHEX and hot AC “Hot Hits 101.7” KEGE. In the Redding market the deal includes “Radio Mexicana 99.7” KTOR. The deal also includes adult hits “96.3 Jack FM” KAJK and “Double X Country” KGXX (100.7) and “Fox Sports Radio 1490” KLZN in Susanville, CA. Plus talk KRAC (1370) and adult standards/talk KBLF (1490) in Red Bluff, CA; and religious KIQS, Willows, CA (1560). The translators include the Willows, CA-licensed K252FN at 98.3 FM; the Susanville, CA-licensed K257EK at 99.3 FM; the Red Bluff, CA-licensed 284CL at 104.7 FM; and the Fallon, NV-licensed K277CE at 103,3 FN, Independence Rock Media will operate the stations under a time brokerage agreement until closings. The sale follows the April 2020 death of Tom Huth. The family has previously filed a $50,000 deal to sell buy the Chico, CA market KMYC (1410) to E.E. Friesen.
Arizona – En Familia has filed a $325,000 deal to buy jazz-news/talk “Arizona Community Radio” stations KJZA, Drake, AZ (89.5); KZJK, Kingman, AZ (90.7); and KJZP, Prescott, AZ from St. Paul Bible College. The deal also includes the Flagstaff, AZ-licensed translator K217EP at 91.3 FM. En Familia currently owns Spanish religious KIDR (740) in the Phoenix market. Broker: Clifton Gardiner & Company
Illinois – Danny Hood’s Mountain Valley Media has filed a $300,000 deal to buy gospel/religious teaching WXAN, Ava, IL (103.9) Southern Gospetality. Hood currently hosts the “Eastbound and Down” afternoon drive show on WXAN.
Colorado – Larry Grant and Kasisi Harris’ Get Smashed Radio Broadcasting Network has filed a $225,000 deal to buy alternative rock “X-106.9” KMZK, Clifton, CO from Charles Hall. The deal includes a $165,000 promissory note. Once the sale closes, Hall will still own CHR “Channel X-94” KXRQ, Roosevelt, UT. The Get Smashed Radio Broadcasting Network is a Seattle-based internet radio company. KMZK will be its first broadcast station.
Raleigh-Durham, NC – Stuart and Nancy Epperson’s Truth Broadcasting has filed a $200,000 deal to buy regional Mexican “La Ke Buena” WTIK (1380) and Spanish sports WRJD (1410) from TBLC Media. Truth Broadcasting already owns religious “The Truth” WDRU/WTSB (1030/1090) in the market. Once the sale closes, TBLC Media will still own WRJD in Raleigh-Durham. Brokers: Fowler Media Consulting, Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage
Peoria, IL – Educational Media Foundation has filed a $170,000 deal to buy “CD Country 107.9” WCDD from Illiana Communications. EMF currently does not own any stations in the Peoria, IL market but it owns contemporary Christian “K-Love” affiliate WLKU (98.9) in the adjacent Quad Cites market.
New Hampshire – St. Paul’s School has filed to donate the currently-silent WSPS, Concord, NH (90.5) to New Hampshire Public Radio. The public broadcaster already owns three stations in the Lakes Region including news-talk WEVO (89.1) and its simulcast WEVJ (99.5), as well as “Classical NH” WCNH (91.5).
Phoenix, AZ – KASA Radio Hogar has filed an $80,000 deal to buy the Phoenix, AZ-licensed translator K294CW at 106.7 FM from Vic Michael’s Mountain Community Translators. The translator is already being used to simulcast Spanish religious “Radio Kasa” KASA (1540).
Missouri – Lake Area Educational Broadcasting Foundation has filed a $55,000 deal to buy the Jefferson City, MO-licensed translator K285FC at 104.9 FM from Missouri River Christian Broadcasting. The signal will be used to relay Christian rock “The Pulse Channel” KCKP, Laurie, MO (100.9).
Fayetteville, NC – Jeffrey Andrulonis’ Colonial Radio Group has filed a $50,000 deal to buy the Fayetteville, NC-licensed translator W227DD at 102.3 FM from Educational Media Foundation. Colonial Radio Group owns “Carolina Country” WFAY (1230) and classic rock “The River” WMRV (1450) in the market, both of which already simulcast on FM translators. Once the sale closes, Educational Media Foundation will still own contemporary Christian “K-Love” affiliates WFVL (102.3) and WKFV (107.3), and contemporary Christian “Air1” affiliate WZRI (89.3) in the Fayetteville market.
Eau Claire, WI – The Family Radio Network expands its Wisconsin holdings as it closed a $280,300 deal to buy adult alternative “Converge Radio 99.9” WDRK from BluGold Radio. The Family Radio Network already owns contemporary Christian stations in the Green Bay, Appleton-Oshkosh, and Wausau-Stevens Point markets. Broker: Eddie Esserman, Media Services Group
Wisconsin – George Manus and Mike Oberg’s Zoe Communications has closed a $100,000 deal to buy classic hits “The Dice 93.1” WJBL and sports WLDY (1340) in Ladysmith, WI from Randy Hudzinski’s Flambeau Broadcasting Co. Zoe Communications owns nine other Wisconsin stations, but none overlaps with the latest additions.
Pensacola, FL – Scott Schroeder’s Miracle Radio has closed a $75,000 deal to buy sports “The Fan” WBSR (1450) from Easy Media, the company led by his late father, Gerald Schoreder. The deal also includes the Pensacola, FL-licensed translator W266AL at 101.1 FM. Miracle Radio also owns “Talk 790” WPNN in the Pensacola market.
Reno, NV – Lotus Radio has closed a $50,000 deal to buy ranchera “La Mexican” KFOY (1060) from Lazer Broadcasting. Lotus already owns seven stations in the Reno market including “Rock 104.5” KDOT, classic rock KOZZ-FM (105.7), adult alternative “The X 100.1” KTHX-FM, sports “ESPN Radio 94.5” KUUB, “Fox Sports 630” KPLY, and sports KHIT (1450), talk/sports KCKQ (1180). Because seven is the maximum allowed in a market the size of Reno, Lotus has told the FCC that it plans to surrender the license for KCKQ to remain in compliance with the local radio ownership rule. With a lower dial position and more power, KFOY has better coverage area especially at night when KCKQ has a highly directional coverage map. Lazer Broadcasting still owns regional Mexican “Radio Lazer” KSRN (107.7) and CHR “Latino 106.3” KWNZ in the market.