SALES – STATIONS
Kentucky – Educational Media Foundation has filed a $617,000 deal to buy “Fox Sports Radio 101.9” WQXQ from Andy Anderson’s Radio Active Media. The station is part of the Evansville, IN market. EMF currently owns contemporary Christian “K-Love” affiliate WKVN (95.3) in the area. Once sale closes, Radio Active Media will still own three Kentucky stations. Broker: Joe Tito, American Communications Partners
Atlanta – Radio Spice has filed a $300,000 deal to buy the currently-silent WTZA (1010) from K&Z Broadcasting. The sale also includes the Norcross, GA-licensed translator W227DN at 93.3 FM. The filing shows a $270,000 promissory note was included in the sale. Radio Spice is a partnership that includes Gursharan Singh Thind, Sharanjit Kaur, and Sukhdev Singh Dhillon. Dhillon is among the owners of New Media Broadcasting which owns stations in California, Washington, and Texas. RC Media Partners’ earlier $352,000 deal to buy the station never closed. Broker: Griffin Media Partners
Oregon – Carl Wilson and Sarah Williams’ Grants Pass Broadcasting has filed a $150,000 deal to buy KRRM, Rogue River, OR (94.7) from the estate of Shirley Bell. KRRM is currently off the air. Grants Pass Broadcasting already owns hot AC KLDR (98.3) and AC/talk KAJO (1270) in the area.
San Diego – Stephen Beuerle and Raul Caro’s IHS Media has filed a $125,000 deal to buy the currently-silent KFSD (1450) from Astor Broadcast Group. IHS Media doesn’t own any other stations. Caro is the founder of the religious low-power FM “St. John Paul II Catholic Radio” KCJP-LP, El Centro, CA (95.7). And Beuerle is a San Diego attorney. Broker: Andrew McClure, The Exline Company.
Texas – Charles Neupert and Mark Pizzolato have filed a $125,000 deal to buy KCUL, Marshall, TX (92.3) from RCA Broadcasting. Neupert and Pizzolato don’t currently own any other stations. They have named their company 92.3 The Depot, suggesting what they may brand KCUL once it returns to broadcasting. Neupert is a Shreveport, LA lawyer. Pizzolato is a veteran Louisiana broadcaster who currently works at the “Red River Radio Network” KQAD Shreveport (89.9).
Jackson, MS – Matthew Wesolowski and Carl Adkins’ SSR Communications has filed an $84,000 deal to buy classic country “The Legend” WSFZ (930) from Clay and Robert Holladay’s New South Radio. The deal also includes the Jackson, MS-licensed translator W296DD at 107.1 FM. SSR Communications already owns talk WYAB (103.9) in the Jackson market.
Los Angeles – It is 50-50 no more as Jeri Lyn Broadcasting partners Carl Goldman and Jeri Seratti have filed to give Seratti a controlling 51% stake in talk KHTS (1220) and its Santa Clarita, CA-licensed translator K251CF at 98.1 FM. No cash is changing hands according to a filing with the FCC that said the change is the result of a verbal agreement between the two. Goldman will still hold a 49% stake in the stations.
SALES – TRANSLATORS
North Carolina – Jeffrey Simon has filed a $45,000 deal to buy the Monroe, NC-licensed translator W232DI at 94.3 FM from Cutis Media Group. The filing said the translator will simulcast oldies WRBK, Richburg, SC (90.3).
Wisconsin – Magnum Communications has closed a $2.7 million deal to buy three stations between the Milwaukee and Madison, WI markets from NRG Media, including AC WSJY (107.3) and talk/sports WFAW (940) in Fort Atkinson, WI and classic hits “Kool FM 106.5” WKCH, Whitewater, WI. The deal also includes the Fort Atkinson, WI-licensed translator at 103.3 FM which simulcasts WFAW. Dave Magnum already owned 16 other radio stations in Wisconsin, including three he acquired from NRG Media in 2007. Broker: Kalil
Missouri – Lake Area Educational Broadcasting Foundation has closed a $150,000 deal to buy contemporary Christian “Joy 91.1” KSJI, St. Joseph, MO from Good News Ministries. The Foundation had been operating the station under a programming agreement since November.
Florida Keys – Michael Stapleford’s Magnum Broadcasting has closed a $100,000 deal to buy WKEZ-FM, Tavernier, FL (96.9) in a court-run sale of the FM owned by Lincoln-Garrard Broadcasting. It is a new market for Magnum Broadcasting which currently owns five stations in Pennsylvania. WKEZ-FM is currently off the air. Kentucky-based Lincoln-Garrard ran into trouble however after Hurricane Irma struck the Florida Keys in 2018 and its Choice Radio Keys division filed for bankruptcy protection. There’s a pending $35,000 deal to sell two other stations it owns in the Florida Keys – WGMX (94.3) and WFFG (1300) in Marathon, FL – to The Great Marathon Radio Company.