SALES – STATIONS
La Crosse, WI – Magnum Media files a $1.4 million deal to buy country “Kicks 106.3” WQCC, classic hits “MeTV FM 102.7” KQEG and “Today’s Talk 1450” WLFN from Pat Smith and Kelly Ramsey’s Mississippi Valley Broadcasters. Dave Magnum already owns “Classic Rock 94.5” WTMB, AC “Mix 96.1” WXYM and “Bog Country 1460” WBOG in the La Crosse market. It also owns stations in the Milwaukee and Madison markets. In a related pair of deals, Mississippi Valley Broadcasters also sells “Classic Rock 100.1” WKBH to Educational Media Foundation for $400,000. EMF doesn’t currently own any stations in western Wisconsin. And in the final piece of the deal, Mississippi Valley Broadcasters will sell AC “Magic 105” WLXR to the Salvation Poem Foundation for $300,000. Its contemporary Christian “Prayz Network” already airs on WEQS (89.3) and WTPN (103.9) in the La Crosse market. With the acquisition of the new FM, the Salvation Poem Foundation has struck a deal to sell the La Crosse, WI-licensed K250AZ at 97.9 FM to Magnum Media. The filing says Magnum will use the translator to give WLFN an FM signal. Broker: Kalil
Las Vegas – Eric Palacido’s Radio Activo Broadcasting files a $450,000 deal to buy Chinese-language “iCity Radio 93.5” KADD (93.5) from James Su. The deal includes a $350,000 promissory note. Radio Activo Broadcasting already owns Spanish CHR “94.5 Exa FM” KXLI in the market.
Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville, NC – Curtis Media Group files a $270,000 deal to buy an AM standalone in market No. 93. It is buying classic hits “The Q” WAVQ (1400) from CDV Broadcasting. The deal also includes two Jacksonville, NC-licensed translators: W238CF at 95.5 FM and W291DO at 106.1 FM which give the 1,000-watt AM access to the FM dial. Curtis Media Group already owns six other stations in the Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville market including AC “V-103.3” WMGV, CHR “Hot 99.5” WXNR, “Classic Rock 106” WSFL-FM, urban AC “101.9 Kiss FM” WIKS, oldies WELS-FM/WNCT (102.9/1070), and gospel WWMC (1010).
Florida Keys – Michael Stapleford’s Magnum Broadcasting files an $180,000 deal to buy the currently-silent WPIK, Summerland Key, FL (102.5) from Summerland Media. Magnum Broadcasting already owns hot AC “Party 105.7” WGAY in the Florida Keys.
Abilene, TX – Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls files a $45,000 deal to buy the currently-silent KGDL (92.1) from Jose Antonio Aguilar. Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls will convert the station to a noncommercial religious station. It doesn’t currently own any other signals in the Abilene market. Once the deal closes, Aguilar will still own three other Texas FMs. Broker: Griffin Media Brokers
Minnesota – St Mary’s University files to donate variety “Real College Radio” KSMR, Winona, MN (92.5) to Real Presence Radio. The transfer also includes the Winona, MN-licensed translator K232CZ at 94.3 FM. Real Presence Radio will put its religious teaching network on the signals.
SALES – TRANSLATORS
Houston – Nazleen Makhani’s Leslie Broadcasting files a $500,000 deal to buy the Richmond, TX-licensed translator K296HJ at 107.1 FM from The Elohim Group. Leslie Broadcasting is expected to relay programming from an HD subchannel of Cox Radio’s classic rock “107.5 The Eagle” KGLK.
Birmingham, AL – Rivera Communications files an $184,000 deal to buy the Tarrant, AL-licensed translator W252BE at 98.3 FM from Shelby Broadcast Associates. Riviera already uses the signal to simulcast regional Mexican “La Jefa” WAYE/ WQCR (1220/1500).
Florida – Thornburg Communications files a $40,000 deal to buy the Bartow, FL-licensed translator W275AX at 102.9 FM from Glades Media. Thornburg will continue to simulcast classic hits WWBF, Bartow, FL (1130) on the signal.
Indiana – Woof Boom Radio files a $100 deal to buy the Anderson, IN-licensed W252CY at 98.3 FM from The Power Foundation. The filing says the translator will simulcast hot AC “B-104” WLBC-FM Muncie-Marion, IN or an HD multichannel station.
Colorado -- Phillips Broadcasting files a one dollar deal to buy the Jansen, CO-licensed translator K252FI at 98.3 FM from Educational Communications of Colorado Springs. Phillips Broadcasting will continue to use the translator to simulcast adult hits KCRT, Trinidad, CO (1240) which also currently relays on the Trinidad, CO-licensed translator K257FE at 99.3 FM.
Seattle-Tacoma – Sinclair Broadcast Group has closed a $6.75 million deal to buy all KOMO-FM, Oakville, WA (97.7) from South Sound Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Redmond, WA-licensed K249DX at 97.7 FM. Sinclair acquired the option to buy the station as part of its 2017 deal to buy Fisher Broadcasting’s radio-television operation. The signals have been operated under a local marketing agreement by Sinclair which relays KOMO (1000) giving the all-news station improved coverage in the Tacoma and Olympia. It’s an arrangement first created by KOMO’s previous owner Fisher Broadcasting in May 2009. Sinclair also owns AC “Star 101.5” KPLZ-FM and “Talk Radio 570” KVI in the Seattle market.
Minnesota – Minnesota Christian Broadcasters has closed a $21,000 deal to buy the currently-silent KFNK, Franklin, MN (89.5) from South Central Oklahoma Christian Broadcasting. Minnesota Christian Broadcasters’ religious “The Word” network also airs on three other stations in the state. Broker: Rockwell Media Services