Oklahoma – Highway 64 Radio has filed a $120,000 deal to buy Spanish religious KOCD, Okeene, OK (101.5) from Sair Communications. Highway 64 Radio also owns two Amarillo, TX market stations including classic country “K Triple D 95.3” KDDD-FM and “True Oldies AM 800 K Triple D” KDDD.
Texas – Gerald Benevides has filed a deal to swap the Austin, TX market low-power TV station KTXU-LP to Centro Cristiano de Vida Eterna in exchange for the Victoria, TX-licensed translator K211DR at 90.1 FM. No cash will change hands as part of the deal. The FM translator currently relays Paulino Bernal’s Spanish Christian “Radio Christiana” KCZO, Carrizo Springs, TX (92.1).
Pennsylvania – David Radigan has closed a $450,000 deal to buy AC “The Choice” WATS, Sayre, PA (960) from WATS Broadcasting. The deal includes a $400,000 promissory note. Radigan Broadcasting Group already owns AC WEBO (1330) in the nearby Binghamton, NY market.
New Hampshire – Educational Media Foundation has closed a $395,000 deal to buy WXRG (102.3) and WLKC (105.7) in the Concord, NH market; and adult hits “Free 99.1” WNYN-FM, Whitefield, NH in northern New Hampshire from Steven Silberberg’s Northeast Broadcasting Company. WXRG and WLKC currently relay sister adult alternative “The River” WXRV Boston into the New Hampshire suburbs. The trio will become EMF’s first stations in New Hampshire.
Vermont – Educational Media Foundation has closed a $360,000 deal to buy WRJT, Royalton, VT (103.1) from Steven Silberberg’s Northeast Broadcasting Company. WRJT will become EMF’s first station in Vermont. The station currently relays adult alternative “The Point” WNCS Montpelier, VT (104.7) into Vermont’s Upper Valley region. EMF does not own any stations in the area and is expected to put the contemporary Christian “K-Love” format on WRJT.
Alabama – Covington Media files a $220,000 deal to buy variety WAMI-FM, Opp, AL (102.3) from Opp Broadcasting.
Traverse City-Petoskey-Cadillac, MI – MacDonald Garber Broadcasting has closed a $215,000 deal to buy WSRT (106.7) from Northern Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Petoskey, MI-licensed translator W252DA at 98.3 FM. MacDonald Garber Broadcasting already owns country “96.7 The Bull” WLXV, AC “Lite 96” WLXT, CHR WKHQ-FM (105.9), “News Talk 1240” WATT, adult hits “Bob FM 104.5” WZTC, talk WMKT (1270), and sports “The Ticket” WKAD/WMBN (93.71340) in the Traverse City-Petoskey-Cadillac, MI market. To remain with FCC ownership limits, Patricia MacDonald Garber has a pending deal to hand-off WKAD to her son, Peter MacDonald Garber, in a cash-free deal. He currently does not own any other stations. “The MacDonald family has a long history of independent parent and children broadcast business,” it told the FCC. The sale is one of a series of deals announced by Northern Broadcasting to sell its assets in market No. 158. The latest deal brings the total value of the sales to $1,587,000. Brokers: Jason James and Greg Guy, Patrick Communications
Illinois – Pure Word Communications has closed an $185,010 deal to buy contemporary Christian “The Vine 90.9” WVYN, Bluford, IL from Real Life Radio Foundation. The deal also includes the Centralia, IL-licensed translator W288CO at 105.5 FM.
Tennessee – Saga Communications has closed a $175,000 deal to buy country “The Bull” WBQL, Clarksville, TN (1400) from Consolidated Media. The deal also includes the Clarksville, TN-licensed translator W288DQ at 105.5 FM. Saga will drop the WBQL call letters for WNZE. Saga already owns hot AC “Q-108” WCVA, country “Beaver 100.3” WVVR, adult hits “Rewind 94.3” WRND-FM, rock “Z-97.5” WZZP, soft AC WQEZ (1370), and sports WKFN (540) in the area. Broker: Michael Bergner
Georgia – Stanley Brown has closed a $150,000 deal to buy the currently-silent WSGC-FM, Tignall, GA (105.3) from Terry Carter and Doug Sutton’s Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting Co. Brown does not own any other stations.
Georgia – Legacy Broadcasting has closed a $75,000 deal to buy religious WCDG, Dahlonega, GA (88.7) from Silver Dove Broadcasting. Under the terms of the contract, as long as Legacy Broadcasting owns WCDG it agrees to air the “Bible Voices for Today” program on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8:30am for at least the next 20-years. The half-hour program is produced by Silver Dove, which will retain any underwriting dollars that it secures for the program. Legacy also agrees to air promos for the show. Legacy Broadcasting currently owns one other station on the other side of the country – KYMS (89.9) in the Spokane, WA market.