SALES – STATIONS
Jacksonville, FL – Tony Quartarone's Multimedia Communications files a $1.3 million deal to buy “CBS Sports Radio 105.3” WJSJ from Neal Ardman's Nia Broadcasting. The deal is a quick turnaround for Ardman who purchased WJSJ last autumn for $800,000. Nia Broadcasting still owns eight other stations including country “K-Bay 106” WKBX in nearby Kingsland, GA. Broker: Savage Media Group
Florida – Jonathan Smith and Karen Moses-Bowling’s Lincoln-Garrard Broadcasting files an $850,000 deal to buy the oldies “The Mix” trimulcast WKEY-FM/WGMX/WKEZ-FM (93.7/94.396.9) and “Key Talk 1300” WFFG from The Great Marathon Radio Company. The stations are the first outside of Kentucky for Lincoln-Garrard Broadcasting.
Seattle – XL Media files a $680,000 deal to buy ethnic “Radio Punjab” KZIZ (1560) from Christopher Bennett Broadcasting. XL Media began operating the station under a local marketing agreement in March when it launched ethnic “Radio Punjab.” The sale leaves Christopher Bennett Broadcasting with urban/gospel KRIZ (1420) and urban AC KYIZ (1620) in the market. Broker: Griffin Media Brokers
Arizona – Christmas Brick Foundation strikes a $500,000 deal to buy variety KMUR, Bullhead City, AZ (88.3) from Murphy Communications Institute. It is the first station for the Park City, UT-based Foundation. Seller Rick Murphy will still own several other broadcast properties in Arizona. Broker: George Kimble, Kozacko Media Services
Texas – Stacey and Timothy Walker’s Two Way Communications files an $11,510 deal to buy a construction permit for a Class A FM licensed to Newcastle, TX from Brazos TV. Two Way Communications doesn’t own any other stations.
Wyoming – Educational Media Foundation sells the currently-silent KAIW, Laramie, WY (88.9) to the University of Wyoming for one dollar. The deal will allow Wyoming Public Radio to potentially split the news-talk and adult alternative programming that is currently airing on KUWR, Laramie (91.9). The University last month struck a separate $17,000 deal to buy the Laramie, WY-licensed translator K280BM at 103.9 FM from Laramie Plains Antenna TV Association. Seller EMF continues to cover Laramie with its contemporary Christian “K-Love” station KLWV, Chugwater, WY (90.9).
SALES – TRANSLATORS
Kansas – Antonio Perez’s Radio Las Americas files a $50,000 deal to buy the Seneca, KS-licensed translator K252DT at 98.3 FM from Edward Vega. Radio Las Americas is expected to simulcast Tulsa, OK Spanish CHR “Las Americas 1380” KMUS on the translator.
Iowa – Ael Suhr Enterprises files a $45,000 deal to buy the Davenport, IA-licensed translator K257FG at 99.3 FM from Edgewater Broadcasting. The signal simulcasts Educational Media Foundation’s Christian CHR “Air 1” outlet KAIP, Wapello, IA (88.9).
Colorado – Timothy Cutforth files a $35,000 deal to buy the Meeker, CO-licensed translator K234CA at 94.7 FM from Cimarron Communications. Cutforth will use the signal to simulcast country KCEG, Fountain, CO (780).
Georgia – Wilkins Communications files a $28,000 deal to buy the Colquitt, GA-licensed W279Asn at 103.7 FM from Augusta Radio Fellowship Institute. Robert Wilkins will relocate the signal to the Mobile, AL market where he will simulcast religious WASG (540) on the signal.
Kentucky – David Humes files a $25,000 deal to buy the Morrill, KY-licensed translator W282BV at 104.3 FM from Jared Nix. Humes plans to use the translator to give 250-watt daytime-only gospel WCBR, Richmond, KY (1110) a 24-hour FM outlet. Broker: Henson Media
Wyoming – Lovcom files a $25,000 deal to buy the Sheridan, WY-licensed translator K292DZ at 106.3 FM from the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Lovcom will relay the HD4 format of classic rock “Z-94” KZWY, Sheridan, WY.
Washington – Jacobs Radio Programming files a $22,000 deal to buy the Richland, WA-licensed translator K263BJ at 100.5 FM. The filing says Jeff Jacobs will simulcast CHR “Z-Fun 106” KZFN, Moscow, ID on the signal.
Arkansas – Wilkins Communications files a $20,000 deal to buy the Dumas, AR-licensed translator K287BI at 105.3 FM from David Magnum. Wilkins will relocate the signal to the Shreveport, LA market where it will simulcast religious KIOU (1480). Broker: Roger Rafson
Indiana – Dennis Rumsey’s Impact Radio files a $20,000 deal to buy the Romney, IN-licensed translator W223BW at 92.5 FM from Patrick Mangan’s Friends of Christian Radio. Impact Radio will relocate the signal to Ohio where it will simulcast oldies WQCT, Bryan, OH (1520) on the translator.
Arizona – Carlos Lopez files a deal to buy two translators from World Radio Network for a combined $6,000. The deal includes the Benson, AZ-licensed translator K281CC at 104.5 FM. The deal also includes the Benson, AZ-licensed translator K277CW at 103.3 FM. Both signals are valued at $3,000.
New Mexico – Don Davis files a deal to buy two translators from Maria Candelaria for a combined $5,400. The deal includes the Socorro, NM-licensed translator K235CO at 94.9 FM which will simulcast oldies KDSK-FM, Grants, NM (92.7). Davis also buys the Truth or Consequences, NM-licensed K291BC at 106.1 FM which will simulcast “Kicking Country” KCHS, Truth or Consequences, NM (1400). Both signals are valued at $2,700.
Texas – Donna and Joe Davis closes a $40,000 deal to buy classic hits “Kool 99.3” KEFH, Clarendon, TX from Alliance Broadcast Communications. Davis Broadcast Company already owns country KLSR-FM, Memphis, TX (105.3).
Kentucky – Jonathan Smith and Karen Moses-Bowling’s Lincoln-Garrard Broadcasting closes a $30,000 deal to buy “Sports Talk 1450” WWXL, Manchester, KY from Juanita Nolan. Lincoln-Garrard Broadcasting already owns nine stations in the area but only country “K-105.7” WTBK, Manchester, KY overlaps with WWXL.
Atlanta – Exponent Broadcasting closes a deal to reclaim WXJO, Douglasville, GA (1120) from Monte Siani in a move that’s essentially a foreclosure after Monte Siani defaulted on a $400,000 promissory note that was part of its $500,000 purchase of the station in 2013. The 1,000-watt station is currently off the air.
Hartford – Educational Media Foundation closes on its donation of one of its two Hartford stations as it turns over contemporary Christian “K-Love” affiliate WCCC (1290) to the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. The transfer will give the University’s “Faith Radio” religious teaching format its first station on the East Coast. EMF still owns contemporary Christian “K-Love” outlet WCCC-FM (106.9) in the market.