Ohio & Kentucky – Educational Media Foundation has filed a $7,107,000 deal to buy contemporary Christian “K-Love” affiliates WNLT, Delhi Hills, OH (104.3); WKLN, Wilmington, OH (102.3), and WVRB, Wilmore, KY (95.3) from Baldwin Broadcasting. The deal includes a $5.5 million promissory note. EMF has been airing its “K-Love” format on WNLT and WVRB since 2000 and on WKLN since 2003. Once the sale closes, Vernon Baldwin will still own sports “1450 The Ticket” WMOH and gospel/religious WCNW (1560) in the Cincinnati market.
Arizona – Janice Derks and Jason Zinzileta’s Prescott Broadcasting has filed a $1.03 million deal to buy talk “The News 1490” KYCA, Prescott, AZ from Chavez Radio Group. The deal also includes the Prescott, AZ-licensed translator K278CN at 103.5 FM. The contract lists a $900,000 promissory note. Prescott Broadcasting has been leasing the stations as well as easy listening KAHM (102.1) from Chavez Radio Group since January 2018.
Gainesville-Ocala, FL – Rusty and Betty Lou Marcocci and Steve Schurdell have filed a $340,000 deal to buy country WXZC (104.3) from the Citrus County Association for Retarded Citizens. The trio already owns classic hits “96.7 The Fox” WXOF and country WXCZ (103.3) in the market. They have been operating WXZC since 2018 under a local marketing agreement.
Fayetteville, AR – Larry Morton’s KTV Media has filed a $300,000 deal to buy news-talk KRRD (1250) from Rox Radio Group. The deal also includes the Fayetteville, AR-licensed translator K291CK at 106.1 FM. KTV Media currently owns several low-power TV stations in Arkansas. Once the sale closes, Rox Radio Group will still own country “96.7 The Coyote” KCYT, adult standards “Lite 106.5” KBVA, hot AC “101.5 My FM” KFMD-FM, “ESPN Radio 99.5” KAKS, talk “1390 The Center” KFFK, and sports “1190 The Fan” KREB in the market. It also leases alternative “104.9 The X” KXNA from Elizabeth Marquis.
Missouri – Dockins Communications has filed a $160,000 deal to buy contemporary Christian KELE-FM, (92.5) and religious KELE (1360) in Mountain Grove, MO from Ed Smith’s Joy Christian Communications. In a separate deal, Fred Dockins has filed a $57,500 deal to buy gospel KOZX, Cabool, MO (98.1) from Joy Christian Communications. Once the sale closes, Joy Christian Communications will still own stations in Georgia and Mississippi.
Texas – Colonias Unidas has filed to transfer variety KXJT, Rio Grande City, TX (88.3) to Radio Bilingue. The filing says Radio Bilingue contributed $260,587 toward the building of the station, including buying its tower in 2007 and paying its utility bills between 2014 and 2020. The Spanish-language programmer owns two other stations in Texas.
Texas – Leading Media Group has closed a $6 million deal to buy four stations in two south Texas stations from MBM Radio. In the McAllen-Brownsville, TX market Leading Media Group files to buy “Super Tejano 102.1” KBUC and “710 Talk Radio” KURV. And in the Laredo, TX market it files to buy regional Mexican “La Ley 100.5” KBDR and rhythmic CHR “Hot 106.1” KNEX from MBM Radio. Leading Media Group is the U.S. subsidiary of the Monterrey, Mexico-based Grupo Multimedios Estrellas de Oro which owns radio, TV, newspapers, magazines, and billboard businesses in Mexico, Central America, and Spain. While Leading Media Group is a Delaware corporation, it’s controlled by two Mexican nationals and will require a waiver to the FCC’s foreign ownership limits. MBM Radio will still own the Tejano KZSP (95.3) and “Classic Hits 92.7” KESO in the McAllen-Brownsville market and silent KLNT (1490) in the Laredo market.
Atlantic City-Cape May, NJ – The Bridge of Hope has closed a $65,000 deal to buy WAIV (105.5) from Equity Communications. The Class A signal currently simulcasts hot AC WAYV (95.1). The Bridge of Hope already owns two FMs across Delaware Bay in Maryland and Delaware that air its religious “The Bridge” format. Equity Communications still owns eight stations in the Atlantic City market, including hot AC WAYV (95.1). classic rock WZXL (100.7), R&B WTTH (96.1), rhythmic CHR “99.3 The Buzz” WZBZ and its simulcast WGBZ (102.3), and the oldies simulcast WEZW/WCMC/WMD (93.1/1230/1340).
Chico, CA – E.E. Friesen has closed a $50,000 deal to buy the currently-silent KMYC (1410) from Huth Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Marysville, CA-licensed translator K245AU at 104.3 FM. The sale follows the April 2020 death of Tom Huth. His family has a pending $400,000 to sell their remaining stations to Independence Rock Media.