S A L E S
Educational Media Foundation strikes a $3.2 million deal to buy KXMG from Tejas Broadcasting. EMF has already begun airing its contemporary Christian “K-Love” format on the station, which had previously been Spanish CHR “Mega 107.5,” under a local marketing agreement. It gives EMF better coverage of New Orleans where “K-Love” already airs on rimshotters WNKV (91.1) and KMRL (91.9). The deal leaves Tejas Broadcasting with two stations in New Orleans, including classic rock “LA 106.3” KXOR-FM and “La Caliente 830” WFNO.
Salt Lake City
James Su’s Mountain View Broadcast files a $712,000 deal to ethnic “China International Radio” KDYL (1060) from Carlson Communications. Mountain View has been operating the station under a time brokerage agreement since January 2013. The $525,000 it has paid in brokerage fees during the past two years will be applied toward the purchase price. This is the first station for Su. His minority 20% stakeholder is AIM Broadcasting, the company created by John and Greg Douglas to foster minority broadcasting. Broker: Kozacko Media Services
The Bridge of Hope files to buy contemporary Christian “88.7 The Bridge” WKNZ, Harrington, DE from Eagle’s Nest Fellowship Church for $700,000. The Class B1 signal covers nearly all of the state.
West Palm Beach
Carline Clerge’s Caribbean Media Group files a deal to buy out her two partners in ethnic Haitian news/talk “Radio Vision Media” WHTY (1600) for a combined $420,000. She currently owns 42% of license holder Travis Media. She’ll pay $370,000 to majority owner Robert Travis, who owns a 51% stake, and $50,000 to David Urbach who owns a 7% share.
St. George, UT
Craig Hanson’s Redrock Broadcasting files a $375,000 deal to buy KCDC, La Verkin, UT (102.3) from Ted Tucker’s Cochise Broadcasting. Hanson already owns two other St. George market stations, including CHR “Mix 103.1” KURR and classic hits “K-98.9” KRQX-FM. Redrock will operate KCDC under a local marketing agreement until closing. Hanson previously was president and chief operating officer of longtime Utah operator Simmons Media.
The Moody Bible Institute files to buy religious “Lamb of God Radio” WLGO, Ashtabula, OH (91.7) from Lamb of God Communications for $160,000. Broker: Kozacko Media Services
Noah Britt’s Tri City Radio Group files a deal to buy sports “1000 The Game” WDXZ from Gulf Coast Broadcasting Company for $65,000. Tri City also owns “Talk Radio 1580” WPMO in the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, MS market.
Kevin Youngers swaps the currently-silent KPCR, Fowler, CO (99.3) to Bob Augsburg’s Way Media Group in exchange for the Westcreek, CO-licensed translator K230BO at 93.9 FM. Way will also pay Youngers $25,000 in cash. The translator will air the religious teaching “CSN International” network. KPCR will air the contemporary Christian “Way FM” network.
John Wishon’s Foothills Media files a deal to buy a translator for gospel “3-W-C Hometown Christian Radio” WWWC, Wilkesboro, NC (1240). It will pay $20,000 to Cumberland Communities Communications for the Wilkesboro-licensed translator W261CG at 100.1 FM.
St. JIPP Educational Media files to buy the Brawley, CA-licensed translator K227BN at 93.3 FM from First Ventures Capital Partners for $15,000. The filing says the translator will be used to simulcast the new low-power station KCJP-LP, El Centro (95.7).
Christian Ministries of the Valley files a $10,000 deal to buy the Plainview, TX-licensed translator K277BB at 103.3 FM from First Ventures Capital Partners. The filing says the translator will simulcast religious KBAH, Plainview, TX (90.5).
Ft. Collins, CO
WP Broadcasting files a deal to buy KPIO, Loveland, CO (1570) from the Catholic Radio Network for $10. KPIO has 7,000-watts day and 18-watts at night. It has been off the air since January. The deal is essentially a foreclosure since Pioneer Media Capital-backed WP Broadcasting sold KPIO to Catholic Radio Network in 2009 for $690,000.
Peter Arpin’s The ADD Radio Group transfers talk/AC WRNP, Attleboro, MA (1320) to the Attleboro Access Cable Systems in a cash-free donation. The cable system currently operates the public access web-only “New England Free Radio” that’s expected to begin simulcasting on WRNP.
C L O S I N G S
TSJ Media closes a $900,000 deal to buy Spanish CHR “La Mega 97.7” WOXY from Queen Cities Broadcasting. TSJ has been operating WOXY under a local marketing agreement since November 2010. Queen City still owns hot AC “99.5 The Edge” WAOL in nearby Ripley, OH. Broker: Doug Ferber, DEFcom Advisors
Calvary Chapel of Lynchburg closes a deal to buy religious teaching “Equip FM” WWEM (91.7) from Pathway Christian Academy for $260,000. Calvary Chapel already owns “Equip FM” WEQP (90.5) in the Roanoke-Lynchburg market.
Michael Radio Group closes a $200,000 deal to buy “Oldies 1530” KKHI from United States CP, LLC. USCP will lease space on KKHI’s tower for adult hits “Tailgate 98.5” KCBR (1040). It becomes Michael Radio Group’s first Colorado Springs station. It has a pending deal to buy the Divide, CO-licensed translator K294CH at 106.7 FM from Timothy Cutforth for $10,000 which Michaels will use to simulcast KKHI.
Northwest of the Alexandria, LA metro Elite Broadcasting closes a deal to trade classic hits “The Fox 106.5” KCIJ, Atlanta, LA to Educational Media Foundation in exchange for the Natchitoches, LA-licensed translator K222AO at 92.3 FM as well as a cash payment of $142,000. The move allows EMF to upgrade its contemporary Christian “K-Love” format from a translator to a full-power FM.
Chisholm Trail Communications closes a deal to buy KOME-FM, Meridian (95.3) from Richard Witkovski’s North Texas Radio Group $140,000. Witkovski bought the station in early November for $38,800 from LKCM Group and took it silent to upgrade the facility to a Class C3 FM. With the projected completed, Chisholm Trail will pay an additional $10,000 for the station. Witkovski is entitled to another $10,000 if Chisholm upgrades the license to a C2 within the next five years.
Nancy Epperson’s Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting closes a deal to buy gospel “Praise 1600” WCPK from Willis Broadcasting for $100,000. The deal gives Eli Willis the right to use the tower rent-free for 12 months, and thereafter rent the space for 15 years for gospel WPCE (1400). Epperson had been operating the station since January 2014 under a time brokerage agreement.
Monte Spearman’s High Plains Radio Network closes a deal to buy four Plainview, TX stations for $100,000 from Rhattigan Broadcasting. The stations include country “Kickin’ Kountry @106.9” KKYN-FM, classic rock “103.9 The Rocket” KRIA, talk “The Mighty 1090” KVOP, and sports “1400 The Krew” KREW. Broker: Jason James, Patrick Communications
Northeast Washington Community Radio Guild takes over operations of variety “Chewelah Community Radio” KCHW, Chewelah, WA (102.7) from Community Celebrations in a cash-free donation.