SALES – STATIONS
Multistate Deal – Educational Media Foundation files a $1.85 million deal to buy five FMs and four FM translators from Carl Auel’s American Educational Broadcasting. The stations include KVLT (88.5) and KVLW (88.1) in the Killeen-Temple, TX market; WKYJ (88.7) and WKVJ (89.7) in the Burlington-Plattsburgh, VT-NY market; and KLKA, Globe, AZ (88.5). All five stations already air EMF’s contemporary Christian “K-Love” network. The four translators that are also part of the deal include the Killeen, TX-licensed K300BO at 107.9 FM; the Temple, TX-licensed K237EYat 95.3 FM; the Waco, TX-licensed K241BWat 96.1 FM; and the Fallon, NV-licensed K236AP at 95.1 FM. Broker: Rob Branch
Kentucky – Forcht Broadcasting files a $475,000 deal to buy hot AC “Mix 96.1” WKKQ and gospel WYWY (950) from Lincoln-Garrard Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Barbourville, KY-licensed translator W277CD at 93.3 FM which simulcasts WYWY. Forcht Broadcasting already has a pending $300,000 deal to buy country “101.9 Nash Icon” WKFC, North Corbin, KY from Radioactive. Lincoln-Garrard Broadcasting has been operating WKFC under a local marketing agreement since 2011. Terry Forcht already owns hot AC “Sam 103.9” WWEL, oldies “96.7 Kool Gold” WANV, and classic country “1400 The Wolf” WFTG in the region. Broker: Ed Henson
Tucson, AZ – VCY America files a $450,000 deal to buy contemporary Christian KTUK (88.5) from Family Life Broadcasting. VCY America, headed by Jim Schneider, currently owns 25 full power radio stations, along with 15 FM translators, but KTUK will become its first signal in Arizona. Once the sale closes Family Life Broadcasting will still own contemporary Christian “Family Life Radio” stations KFLT-FM (104.1) and KFLT (830) in the Tucson market. Broker: Kalil
Vermont – Eric and Tiffany Miller’s Radio Sound files a $150,000 deal to buy WRSA (1420) from Northeast Broadcasting Company. The deal also includes the St. Albans, VT-licensed translator W262DH at 100.3 FM. Once the sale closes Northeast Broadcasting Company will still own hot AC “Mix 102.3” WIXM/WFAD (102.3/1450), adult alternative “The Point” WIFY (93.7), and business news WCAT (1390) in the Burlington-Plattsburgh, VT-NY market.
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL – Ferris Waller’s Walco Enterprises files a $130,000 deal to buy urban/gospel WWAB (1330) from Richard Hughes, Vickilyn Hughes, and Pam Wilson. Walco Enterprises already owns classic country “Boss Hog Radio” WHNR (1360) in the Lakeland-Winter Haven market.
Texas – Bonnie Chambers files a $100,000 deal to buy KBRN, Boerne, TX (1500) from Gerald Benavides. Since February, KBRN has been simulcasting Benavides-owned Tejano “Radio Jalapeno 1540” KEDA, San Antonio. In a related deal valued at $50,000, Chambers also files to buy the San Antonio, TX-licensed K268CR at 101.5 FM from Benavides. Once the deal closes Benavides will still several stations in the Corpus Christi market.
New Jersey – Four Rivers Community Broadcasting files a $75,000 deal to buy the currently-silent WBZC, Pemberton, NJ (88.9) from Burlington County College. Four Rivers already owns 17 contemporary Christian “Word FM” stations in the region. It will operate WBZC under a programming agreement until closing. Once the sale closes Burlington County College will still own the Burlington, NJ-licensed translator W236AF at 95.1 FM. Broker: Clifton Gardiner & Company
Wyoming – Eric Henderson’s E Media files a $15,000 deal to buy the currently-silent KYWY, Pine Bluffs, WY (95.5) from the Dr. Michael Augustus Cultural and Musical Arts Foundation. The Cheyenne, WY market Class C3 FM has been off the air since September due to technical issues. An earlier deal to sell KYWY to Bryan Covey’s Clark County Broadcasting was never consummated.
Cheyenne, WY – Educational Media Foundation files to swap contemporary Christian “Air1” affiliate KAIX (88.1) to Vic Michael’s Cedar Cove Broadcasting in exchange for the Cheyenne, WY-licensed K281DD at 104.1 FM plus the currently-silent KAZK, WIllcox, AZ (89.7). No money will change hands as part of the swap but under the terms of the agreement a promissory note between the two companies will be canceled. Cedar Cove has filed an application with the FCC to relocate K281DD to another location in the Cheyenne market and as part of the deal’s terms it will also complete the build-out at its own expense.
SALES – TRANSLATORS
Pennsylvania – Entercom files a $55,000 deal to buy the Bloomsburg, PA-licensed translator W282AP at 104.3 FM from Columbia FM. Entercom uses the translator to simulcast classic hits WHLM (930) in the Wiles Barre-Scranton, PA market.
New Mexico – The Roswell Interacts Organization files to donate the Roswell, NM-licensed translator K276ED at 103.1 FM to the American General Media Foundation. The signal will be used to replay Albuquerque market “Classical 95.5” KHFM. The Foundation is the not-for-profit arm of American General Media created to preserve the classical format on KHFM.
Alaska – Alaska Educational Radio System files to donate two FM translators to Christian Broadcasting. The signals include the Anchorage, AK-licensed K283AZ at 104.5 FM and the Eagle River, AK-licensed K223BJ at 92.5 FM. The translators will relay Christian Broadcasting’s religious “Life Changing Radio’ KJLP, Palmer, AK (88.9).
Daytona Beach, FL – Paul Stone closes a $650,000 deal to buy soft AC WLOV-FM (99.5) from Susan Hall. The purchase price reflects $450,000 for the license plus an additional $200,000 to cover construction costs. Stone’s Southern Stone Communications had operated WLOV-FM under a local marketing agreement. Southern Stone owns four stations in the Daytona Beach market.
Georgia – Liberty Radio has closed a deal filed in 2016 to acquire contemporary Christian “106.3 The Sparrow” WOAH Glennville, GA from Broadcast Executives Corp. for $200,000. The deal transfers the station from the estate of James L. Hoffman to its executor, James Ryan Hoffman, who in turn is selling the station to Liberty Radio.