Santa Rosa, CA – Ravi Potharlanka’s B.C. Radio has filed a $3.3 million deal to buy regional Mexican “Exitos 98.7” KXTS, alternative “The 101” KSXY and adult alternative “The Krush 95.9” KRSH from Sinclair Telecable. The deal also includes the Santa Rosa, CA-licensed translator K238AF at 95.5 FM. The translator is used to air the “Latino 95.5” format relayed off the HD2 channel of KSXY. As part of the transaction, B.C. Radio will continue to operate adult hits “96.7 Bob FM” KNOB under a local marketing agreement with JYH Broadcasting.
The terms include $2.5 million in cash and two promissory notes worth a combined $800,000. Potharlanka is a wireless, telecom, and media executive and entrepreneur who does not currently own any other radio stations. Sinclair Telecable has owned the stations since 2001. Once the sale closes, Sinclair Telecable will still own eleven other stations in Austin and Norfolk, VA. Broker: Greg Guy, Patrick Communications
Olean, NY & Elmira-Corning, NY – Kristin Cantrell’s Seven Mountains Media has filed an $1. 8 million deal to buy eleven full-power stations and five FM translators from Sound Communications. In the Olean, NY market it buys country “The Ride 101.9” WZKZ and its simulcast WOEN (1360), AC “Mix 101.5” WMXO, classic rock “98 Rocks” WQRS, and talk “1590 The Patriot” WGGO. In the Elmira-Corning, NY market it buys “Kickin Country 105.3” WKPQ, AC “Magic 92.7-97.7” WENI-FM/WENY-FM, classic hits “Gem 98.7” WGMM, and the news-talk simulcast WENY/WENI (1230/1450). The translators include the Elmira, NY-licensed W295BY at 106.9 FM; the Wellsville, NY-licensed W277DG at 103.3 FM; the Corning, NY-licensed W294BU at 106.7 FM; the Olean, NY-licensed W242CT at 96.3 FM; and the Olean, NY-licensed W263CZ at 100.5 FM. Because Seven Mountains Media already operates in the Olean, NY (market No. 223) and Elmira-Corning, NY (market No. 225) markets, it has struck a related deal to spin-off some stations to comply with FCC ownership limits.
New York & Pennsylvania – In a related transaction, Seven Mountains Media will swap seven full-power stations and an FM translator to Family Life Ministries including country “The Ride 101.9” WZKZ and talk “1590 The Patriot” WGGO in the Olean, NY market and AC “Magic 97.7” WENY-FM, classic rock “101 The Met” WMTT-FM & AM (100.9/820), classic hits “Cool 104.9” WPHD, and the currently silent WUDE (96.7) and the Elmira, NY-licensed translator W263CZ at 100.5 FM in the Elmira-Corning, NY market.
In exchange, Family Life Ministries will swap contemporary Christian WCIG (107.7) in the Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA market to Seven Mountains Media. Family Life will also hand over five translators in the Olean and Elmira-Corning markets including the Olean, NY-licensed W266BN at 101.1 FM; the Alfred, NY-licensed 280EB at 103.9 FM; the Corning, NY-licensed @81BA at 104.1 FM; the Elmira, NY-licensed W275DD at 102.9 FM; and the Watkins Glen, NY-licensed W273BI at 102.5 FM. No cash will change hands between the two companies. Once the trade is closed, Family Life Ministries will still own WCIN (91.3) in the Wilkes Barre-Scranton market. Broker: Michael Bergner
Pittsburgh, PA – Steve Clendenin’s Maryland One Media has filed a $475,000 deal to buy adult hits WXJX (910) and WCNS (1480) from LHTC Media. The deal also includes the Latrobe, PA-licensed W247CX at 97.3 FM and the Latrobe, PA-licensed W254CR at 98.7 FM. The stations brand as “Jack FM.” The deal includes a $438,000 promissory note. Maryland One Media is currently programing the stations under a time brokerage agreement. Brokers: Richard C. Parrish & Associates and Roger Rafson of CMS Station Brokerage
Nevada – Juan Rodriguez’s Biggest Little Radio has filed a $193,000 deal to buy Christian rock “Renegade Radio 101.3” KRNG, Fallon, NV from Sierra Nevada Christian Music Association. Rodriguez has operated the station under a time brokerage agreement since January 2017 and the $24,500 paid will be applied to the purchase price.
North Carolina –Joe W. Hartmann’s JWH Broadcasting has filed a $185,000 deal to buy country “99.3 The Bull” WQDK, Gatesville, NC from Icon Broadcasting. JWH Broadcasting will operate WQDK under a time brokerage agreement until closing. Hartmann does not own any other stations.
Kentucky – Roy Jaynes Broadcasting has filed a $100,000 deal to buy four stations from State Bank of the Southeast. The bank took control of the stations after Jonathan Smith’s Choice Radio defaulted on a 2016 loan agreement. The stations include country WTBK (105.7) and classic hits WWXL (1450) in Manchester, KY and hot AC WKKQ (96.1) and gospel WYWY (950) in Barbourville, KY. The deal also includes the Mount Vernon, KY-licensed translator W283AI at 104.9 FM. And the Barbourville, KY-licensed translator W227CD at 93.3 FM.
Burlington-Plattsburgh, VT-NY – Jeff Shapiro’s Great Eastern Radio has filed a $75,000 deal to buy classic rock “Frank FM” WWFK (107.1) from Radio Michaels’ Radioactive. Great Eastern Radio already owns country “Froggy 104.3” WJKS. Great Eastern Radio has operated WWFK under a local marketing agreement since July 2020. Once the sale closes, Radioactive will still own classic hits “Lake FM” WSLP (100.7) and classic hits “97.9 The Moose” WXMS.
Albuquerque, NM – iHeartMedia’s Aloha Station Trust has agreed to donate 80s Hits KABQ (104.7) to the religious broadcaster Delmarva Educational Association. The Association is expected to put its religious “The Truth” format on the signal. The Barry Drake-managed Aloha Stations Trust was created in July 2008 to oversee the required spin-offs related to the buyout of what was then Clear Channel by Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners. Once it spins off the four FMs the Barry Drake-managed Trust will two FMs in the Dayton, OH market and two AMs in the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY market. Once the sale closes, iHeartMedia will still own country “Big I 107.9” KBQI, classic hip-hop “Hot 95.1 Old School” KOLZ, hot AC “100.3 The Peak” KPEK, alternative “104.1 The Edge” KTEG, regional Mexican “La Zeta 94.3” KZRR and talk “iHeart Podcast Channel 1350” KABQ in the Albuquerque market.
New Mexico – New Mexico Highlands University has agreed to donate the currently silent KEDP, Las Vegas, NM (91.1) from the Albuquerque Board of Education. The Albuquerque Board of Education currently owns five full-power radio stations including flagship KANW (89.1) in Albuquerque where it also is 50% owner of KNME-TV with the University of New Mexico.
Florida – Miami public broadcaster WLRN-FM (91.3) and WLRN-TV has filed a $456,000 deal to buy the West Palm Beach, FL-licensed translator W270AD at 101.9 FM from Educational Media Foundation. As part of the agreement, EMF agrees to relay the buyer’s programming off the HD-4 channel of contemporary Christian “K-Love” affiliate WFLV (90.7) under a time brokerage agreement. WLRN will also assume the right to lease the HD2 channel of AC Kool 105.5” WOLL under a 2015 agreement between EMF and WOLL owner iHeartMedia.
California –La Nueva Broadcastign has filed an $80,000 deal to buy the Palmdale, CA-licensed translator K256BS at 99.1 FM from Ondas de Vida. The station relays Spanish Christian KODV (89.1) in the Victor Valley, CA market.
Colorado – Amigo Multimedia has filed a $60,000 deal to buy the Englewood, CO-licensed translator K241CP at 96.1 FM from Vic Michael’s Mountain Community Translators. Amigo Multimedia already uses the signal Spanish news-talk “Onda 1150” KNRV Denver.
Maryland – Vince Klepac’s Vinco Media has filed a $25,000 deal to buy the Crisfield, MD-licensed translator W238BY at 95.5 FM from Kingdom Media Partners. Vinco Media owns classic hits “B-106.1” WBBX in the Salisbury-Ocean City, MD market.
North Carolina – Timeless Media has closed on a $675,000 deal to buy oldies WTZQ, Hendersonville, NC (1600) from Flat Rock Multimedia. The deal also includes the Hendersonville, NC-licensed translator W237EE at 95.3 FM. The deal includes a $642,233 promissory note held by the seller.
Miami – Beasley Media Group has closed a $362,500 deal to sell the currently-silent WHSR (980) to Sam Rogatinsky. The deal also includes the Boca Raton, FL-licensed translator W280DU at 103.9 FM. WHSR has been off the air after Beasley sold the land used by WHSR and sister WSBR (740). Earlier this year Rogatinsky entered the Orlando market with an $185,000 deal to buy WNDO (1520) from Salem Media Group. He also owns WTPA (1590) in the Tampa market and WPBR (1340) in the West Palm Beach, FL market. All three stations air the ethnic “Radio Nouvelle Lumiere” format targeting Florida’s growing Haitian community. Beasley still owns business talk WWNN (1470) in the Miami market. Broker: Eddie Esserman