STATION SALES

Minnesota – DeLaHunt Broadcasting Group has filed a $1.15 million deal to buy country “Hot Country 92.5” KXKK, Rapids Park, MN; AC “KQ-102” KQKK, Walker MN: adult standards “Star Station” KDKK, Park Rapids, MN (97.5); and “Classic Hits 1570” KAKK, Walker, MN from E.C. Broadcasting. The deal also includes three FM translators including the Park Rapids, MN-licensed K263BR at 100.5 FM; the Walker, MN-licensed K242AY at 96.3 FM; and the Staples, MN-licensed at 94.7 FM. The filing indicates a $400,000 promissory note is part of the deal. DeLaHunt Broadcasting Group already owns country “Coyote 102.5” KKWB and classic country “Clear Channel 870-Country Lovin`” KPRM in the area.

Washington – Chelan Valley Media Group has filed a $597,500 deal to buy “Z-Country 94.7” KZAL, Manson, WA; AC KOZI-FM, Chelan, WA (93.5); and “News Radio 1230” KOZI, Chelan, WA from Harriet Bullitt’s Icicle Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Manson, WA-licensed translator K276CY at 103.1 FM that simulcasts KOZI-FM. Chelan Valley Media Group is an equal partnership among Karen Heric, Melissa Durfee Davis, Alan Mayer, and Matthew Peters. Once the sale closes, Icicle Broadcasting will still own AC KOHO, Leavenworth, WA (101.1). Broker: Patrick Communications

Phoenix – Laura Aispuro Madrid’s La Promize Company has filed a $500,00 deal to buy Spanish news-talk “La Onda” KNUV (1190) from Amigo Multimedia. The deal includes a $300,000 promissory note. La Promize Company does not own any other stations. It will operate KNUV under a local marketing agreement until closing.

York, PA – Forever Media has filed a $400,000 deal to buy sports “ESPN 92.7” WONN-FM and its simulcast WLPA (1490) from Hall Communications. The deal also includes the Lancaster, PA-licensed translator W223CH at 92.5 FM. Hall Communications already has a pending $1.725 million deal to sell AC “Fun 101.3” WROZ to Educational Media Foundation. Forever Media already owns country “Froggy 107.7” WGTY, classic rock “Rocky 98.5” WYCR, and hot AC “Happy” WHVR/WGET (1280/1320) in the York market. Brokers: Kalil (for seller) and Bergner & Co. (for buyer)

Alamogordo, NM – Katlyn and David Grice’s Exciter Media has filed a $300,000 deal to buy “Coyote Country 92.7” KRSY-FM, sports “103.7 ESPN Alamogordo” KNMZ, and talk “Alamo AM 1230” KRSY from David Westburg and John Weller’s WP Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Alamogordo, NM-licensed translator K270CS at 101.9 FM. Exciter Media will operate the stations under a time brokerage agreement until closing. Once the sale is closed, WP Broadcasting will still own three stations in Alabama.

Lubbock, TX – David Klement’s Community Broadcast Partners has filed a $150,000 deal to buy country “Red Dirt Rebel 105.7” KRBL from Walker Broadcasting & Communications. The sale follows the July 2020 bankruptcy liquidation of Walker Broadcasting & Communications, and the court’s July 7 acceptance of Klement’s bid for KRBL. He currently owns country “95.1 The Wolf” KABW and classic country “Q Country 96.1” KORQ in the Abilene, TX market. Broker: Bill Whitley, Media Services Group

Massachusetts – Saga Communications has filed a $61,800 deal to buy adult standards WIZZ, Greenfield, MA (1520) from Phil Drumheller’s P&M Radio. The deal also includes the Greenfield, MA-licensed translator W263DE at 100.5 FM. Saga already owns six stations in the area including “Bear Country 95.3” WPVQ-FM, AC WHAI (98.3), rock “Lazer 99.3” WLZX-FM, adult alternative “93.9 The River” WRSI, classic country “The Outlaw” WPVQ (700), and talk WHMQ (1240). Once the deal closes, Saga will co-locate WIZZ at the WHMQ transmitter site. P&M Radio does not own any other stations.

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL – Ferris Waller’s Walco Enterprises has filed a $47,500 deal to buy WSIR (1490) from Steven Reszka’s Anscombe Broadcasting Group. WSIR is currently off the air. Walco Enterprises already owns variety “Boss Hog Radio” WWAB/WHNR (1330/1360) in the market.

Kansas & Missouri – Michael Landis has filed to swap “Fox Sports Radio 1340” KSEK, Pittsburg, KS and the Pittsburg, KS-licensed translator K300DE at 107.9 FM to William Wachter’s My Town Media. In exchange, My Town Media will transfer country “My Country 107.1” KHST, Lamar, MO to Landis. No cash will change hands as part of the deal.

TRANSLATOR SALES

Atlanta – Danny Wilson’s Light Media Holdings has filed a $600,000 deal to buy the Atlanta, GA-licensed translator W271CV at 102.1 FM from Neil Hopper’s Immanuel Broadcast Network. Light Media Holdings already programs the translator relaying its “My Fox FM” classic hits format from the HD4 channel of iHeartMedia’s CHR “Power 96.1” WWPW.

New Jersey – Auricle Communications has filed a $374,000 deal to buy the Weehawken, NJ-licensed translator W220EJ at 91.9 FM from Living Way Ministries. The New York City market signal is already used by Auricle Communications to simulcast variety WFMU (91.1).

Chicago – James White’s Ohana Del Sol has filed a $400,000 deal to buy the Park Forest, IL-licensed translator W256CL at 99.1 FM from Dennis Clounch-led Edgewater Broadcasting. The translator’s programming will be fed off a digital channel of iHeartMedia’s hot AC “93.9 Lite FM” WLIT-FM. The FCC has approved a construction permit to relocate to the Willis Tower in downtown Chicago. Edgewater Broadcasting’s March 2020 proposed sale of the translator to Fred Weinberg for $1.9 million never closed.

Columbus, OH – Arlene and Mark Bohach have filed a $30,000 deal to buy the Chillicothe, OH-licensed translator W216CN at 91.1 FM from Spirit Communications. They will use the translator to simulcast “The Wolf” WLOH (1320). Broker: MCH Enterprises

CLOSINGS

New York – iHeartMedia has closed an $8.5 million deal to buy WWRL (1600) from NJ Broadcasting. The deal also includes a construction permit for the Edison, NJ-licensed translator W280GA at 103.9 FM. WWRL airs iHeart’s Black Information Network. The contract shows iHeart will hold back up to $275,000 from the purchase price until NJ Broadcasting completes repair, replacement and compliance work on the station. The deal will turns a profit for NJ Broadcasting which bought WWRL for $7 million four years ago. iHeartMedia already owns AC “106.7 Lite FM” WLTW, CHR “Z-100” WHTZ, urban “Power 105.1” WWPR-FM, classic rock “Q-104.3” WAXQ, hot AC WKTU (103.5), and news-talk WOR (710) in the New York market.

Columbia, SC – Lloyd Keith Stover’s The 29 Group has closed a $1.8 million deal to buy a controlling 54.05% interest in adult hits “93.1 The Lake” WZMJ and country “94.3 The Dude” WWNQ from Midlands Media Group. The deal also includes along with ColaDaily.com, the area’s free, on-line daily newspaper. Midlands Media Group is led by Stover and business partner Kirk Litton. Stover also succeeds Litton as President of the company. Launched in 2016, Midlands Media bought WWNQ and ColaDaily in 2016 for $900,000 from Davis Media. In 2018 it added a second station, acquiring WZMJ for $450,000 from Lake Murray Communications.

Jacksonville, FL – Norberto Sanchez’s Norsan Media has closed a $1 million deal to buy Spanish “Flow 105.3” WYKB from Neal Ardman’s NIA Broadcasting. The deal includes a $400,000 promissory note. Norsan Media already owns Tropical “Latina 92.1” WJXR and its simulcast WEWC (1160) and the regional Mexican “La Raza” simulcast WNNR/WVOJ (970/1570) in the Jacksonville market. NIA Broadcasting still owns country “K-Bay 106” WKBX in nearby Kingsland, GA as well as three stations in the Tampa market.

California – Frederick Penney, Donna Hunter, and Cal Hunter’s Independence Rock Media has closed a $400,000 deal to buy nine full-power stations and four FM translators from Huth Broadcasting. Cal Hunter is a longtime general manager for Huth Broadcasting. Both he and his wife, Donna, own a 24.5% stake in Independence Rock Media. The stations include two in the Chico, CA market – classic country “100.3 The Outlaw” KHEX and hot AC “Hot Hits 101.7” KEGE. In the Redding market the deal includes “Radio Mexicana 99.7” KTOR. The deal also includes adult hits “96.3 Jack FM” KAJK and “Double X Country” KGXX (100.7) and “Fox Sports Radio 1490” KLZN in Susanville, CA. Plus talk KRAC (1370) and adult standards/talk KBLF (1490) in Red Bluff, CA; and religious KIQS, Willows, CA (1560). The translators include the Willows, CA-licensed K252FN at 98.3 FM; the Susanville, CA-licensed K257EK at 99.3 FM; the Red Bluff, CA-licensed 284CL at 104.7 FM; and the Fallon, NV-licensed K277CE at 103.3 FM. The sale follows the April 2020 death of Tom Huth. The family has previously filed a $50,000 deal to sell buy the Chico, CA market KMYC (1410) to E.E. Friesen.

Jacksonville, FL – Luke Stephens’ Good Tidings Trust has closed a $199,000 deal to buy religious WAOC (1420) from Phillips Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Middleburg, FL-licensed translator W243AW at 96.5 FM. Good Tidings Trust already owns religious “Way Radio” WAYR (550) in the Jacksonville market. Broker: Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage

Michigan – William Gleich has closed a $180,000 deal to buy the currently silent WFDX, Atlanta, MI (92.5) from Northern Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Boyne City, MI-licensed translator W263CD at 100.5 FM. Gleich does not own any other stations. Broker: Greg Guy, Patrick Communications

Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz, CA – Dimes Media has closed a $150,000 deal to buy hot AC “KC-102” KRKC-FM and country KRKC (1490) from King City Communications. The deal also includes the King City, CA-licensed translator K285FW at 104.9 FM which simulcasts KRKC; the King City, CA-licensed K295BZ at 106.9 FM which relays KRKC-FM; and the King City, CA-licensed 228FT at 93.5 FM which has not yet been constructed. Dimes Media currently owns five stations in the San Luis Obispo, CA market. Broker: Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage

Arkansas – Jay and Devon Brentlinger’s Broadcast Industry Group has closed a $100,000 deal to buy R&B oldies “1340 The Cat” KCAT, Pine Bluff, AR from Elijah Mondy. The deal also includes the Pine Bluff, AR-licensed translator K224FN at 92.7 FM. Broadcast Industry Group also owns two other full-power stations in Arkansas, and it leases several others to carry its “Arkansas Rocks” classic rock format.

Redding, CA – Independence Rock Media has closed a $60,000 deal to buy “92.7 The Outlaw” KYCT, Shasta Lake, CA from Richard Comras. Frederick Penney, Donna Hunter, and Cal Hunter’s Independence Rock Media has also just closed $400,000 deal to buy nine full-power stations and four FM translators in the regions from Huth Broadcasting (see above).

Missouri – Orion Center has closed a $60,000 deal to buy KIRL, Osage Beach, MO (89.3) from Full Smile. Orion Center says it plans is to create a new type of “public square” on the signal “so that citizens of our community can share their talents, skills, and perspectives in relation to life in the Ozarks,” it tells the FCC adding, “It will be a local voice in an information age otherwise controlled by giant corporations, national politics, and infotainment media personalities.”

Colorado – Colorado Public Radio has closed a deal to swap KKPC, Pueblo, CO (1230) and the Pueblo, CO-licensed translator K270CM at 101.9 FM to Marcos Rodriguez’s Colorado Radio Marketing. In exchange, Colorado Public Radio received AC “Your Radio” KUUR, Carbondale, CO (96.7) and four Aspen, CO-region translators including the Glenwood Springs, CO-licensed K230AZ at 93.9 FM; the Glenwood Springs, CO-licensed K242BL at 96.3 FM; the New Castle, CO-licensed K275AR at 102.9 FM; and the Glenwood Springs, CO-licensed K299AC at 107.7 FM. No cash will trade hands as part of the deal. Colorado Public Radio still owns classical KCFP (91.9) in the Pueblo market (No. 232). And it already owns classical KVOV (90.5) in the Aspen area. And Colorado Radio Marketing will owns the Glenwood Springs, CO-licensed translator K272AI at 102.3 FM.

Texas – Colonias Unidas has closed a deal to transfer the currently-silent 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.