SALES – STATIONS
Kentucky –Terry Forcht’s F.T.G. Broadcasting files a $300,000 deal to buy country “101.9 Nash Icon” WKFC, North Corbin, KY from Randy Michaels’ Radioactive. Lincoln-Garrard Broadcasting has been operating WKFC under a local marketing agreement since 2011. But in a related deal, yet to be filed with the FCC, F.T.G. is also buying hot AC “Mix 96” WKKQ and gospel WYWY (950) in Barbourville, KY from Lincoln-Garrard Broadcasting. F.T.G. Broadcasting already owns hot AC “Sam 103.9” WWEL, oldies “96.7 Kool Gold” WANV, and classic country “1400 The Wolf” WFTG in the region.
Amarillo, TX – Carianne Carstater’s Highway 64 Radio files a $292,000 deal to buy adult hits “K-Triple D 95.3” KDDD-FM and farm KDDD (800) in Dumas, TX from Darrell Wait. The deal includes a $282,000 promissory note. Highway 64 Radio doesn’t own any other stations.
Arkansas – John Lykins and Steve Butler’s Rox Radio Group files an $18,718 deal to buy alternative “104.9 The X” KXNA, sports “1190 The Fan” KREB, and talk “1390 The Center” KFFK from Media One Group. The deal also includes the Bentonville, AR-licensed translator K264DA at 100.7 FM which simulcasts KFFK, and the Springdale, AR-licensed translator K263CB at 100.5 FM which simulcasts KREB. The filing says in addition to the$18,718 cash payment, Rox Radio Group will also pay an unspecified debt to the Internal Revenue Service.
Nebraska – Community Public Media files a $2,500 deal to buy the currently-silent KKNL, Valentine, NE (89.3) from American Family Association. Community Public Media already owns contemporary Christian KPVL, Postville, IA (89.1). Broker: Media Services Group
Mississippi –Educational Media Foundation agrees to swap WLYJ, Quitman, MS (98.9) to Joy Christian Ministries in exchange for WKTH, Tullahoma, TN (88.5). No cash is changing hands as part of the trade. The deal allows EMF to fill in the map for its contemporary Christian “K-Love” network between the Nashville and Huntsville, AL markets.
Montana – The Miles City Seventh-Day Adventist Church files to donate religious KQQM, Miles City, MT (88.3) to Radio 74 Internationale. KQQM will become Radio 74 Internationale’s first station in Montana.
SALES – TRANSLATORS
Maine – Maine Public Broadcasting files a $217,000 deal to buy the Sanford, ME-licensed translator W272CG at 102.3 FM from Port Broadcasting. The signal will be used to relay the HD2 “Maine Public Classical” format of news-talk WMEA, Portland (90.1).
New Mexico & Colorado – In a deal structured as a donation, VCY America files what amounts to a $72,600 deal to buy nine FM translators from Calvary Albuquerque. The translators include seven in New Mexico, including the Alamogordo, NM-licensed K203EZ at 88.5 FM; the Gallup, NM-licensed K207CQ at 89.3 FM; the Hobbs, NM-licensed K211CW at90.1 FM; the Silver City, NM-licensed K212EH at 90.3 FM; the Artesia, NM-licensed K218AK at91.5 FM; the Ruidoso, NM-licensed K220CE at 91.9 FM; and the Roswell, NM-licensed K250AB at 97.9 FM. And in Colorado, the deal includes the Antonito, CO-licensed translator K214DE at 90.7 FM and the Alamosa, CO-licensed K293AO at 106.5 FM. The translators will relay VCY America’s religious KVCN (106.7).
Oklahoma – South Central Oklahoma Christian Broadcasting files a $40,000 deal to buy Chickasha, OK-licensed translator K261CR at 100.1 FM from Grace Public Radio. The translator will relay the HD2 format of “Classical Radio 90.1” KUCO, Oklahoma City which relays South Central Oklahoma Christian Broadcasting’s gospel KTGS, Tishomingo, OK.
Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, NC – Charles and Rebecca Marsh’s Alamance Media Partners closes a pair of deals totaling $397,500 with Curtis Media Group to entre market No. 48. In the first deal, Alamance Media Partners agrees to pay $147,500 deal to buy sports WSML (1200) and the construction permit for a Mebane, NC-licensed translator W232DT at 94.3 FM. In a related deal, Alamance Media Partners has closed a deal that will see it pay an additional $250,000 to buy the Burlington, NC-licensed translator W236BO at 95.1 FM from Curtis Media Group. It will also be used to simulcast WSML. Curtis Media Group still owns five stations in the market including regional Mexican “La Ley 101.1” WYMY, country WPCM (920), and the sports simulcast WSJS/WMFR/WCOG (600/1230/1320).
Virginia – Bristol Broadcasting Company closes a $165,000 deal to buy classic hits WOLD-FM, Marion, VA (102.5) from T.E.C.O. Broadcasting. Bristol Broadcasting already owns five stations in the nearby Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol market. WOLD-FM was previously listed in the market by Nielsen which prevented Bristol Broadcasting from owning the FM. But it was removed from the market in Jan. 2017. Now that a required two year waiting period has elapsed, Bristol Broadcasting has filed to acquire the Class A signal.
Texas – Monte Spearman and Gentry Todd Spearman’s High Plains Radio Network closes a $100,000 deal to buy the country/oldies simulcast of KVWC-FM (103.1) KVWC (1490) in Vernon, TX from Mike Klappenbach. High Plains Radio Network already owns classic country “95.7 The Coyote” KYBE and adult standards KTAT (1570) in the area. Broker: Bill Whitley, Media Services Group