Dayton, OH – iHeartMedia’s Aloha Station Trust has filed to donate “Hot Country B-94.5” WYDB and classic hits “Big 106.5” WRZX to the Delmarva Educational Association.
Under the terms of the deal the Delmarva Educational Association will pay iHeart a fee of $200,000 to cover the costs associated with the operation of the Aloha Trust and the divestiture of the two FMs. Dayton is a new market for the religious broadcast group which already owns WTOD (106.5) in the Toledo, OH market. iHeart will retain the rights to the two call letters, which suggests the formats may move to different signals.
The Barry Drake-managed Aloha Stations Trust was created in July 2008 to oversee the required spin-offs related to the buyout of what was then Clear Channel by Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners.
It is the third donation for the Aloha Trust this year. In February it filed to donate WZZW (1600) in the Huntington-Ashland, WV to Tom and Desire Hoyt’s Pure Media Ministries. And it filed to donate 80s Hits KABQ Albuquerque, NM (104.7) to the Delmarva Educational Association. Once the donations of Dayton’s WYDB and WRZX to the Delmarva Educational Association are completed, the trust have one last station – “Fox Sports 1230” WIRO in the Huntington-Ashland market.
Tennessee – Educational Media Foundation has filed a $550,000 deal to buy WSAA, Benton, TN (93.1) from Thomas Cashman. EMF already airs its contemporary Christian “Air1” network on WSAA. It does not currently own any other stations in the area.
Lincoln, NE – Rebecca Pearson’s BDP Communications has filed a $450,000 deal to buy sports “93.7 The Ticket” KNTK from Home Field Communications. Pearson is the general manager of KNTK. She does not own any other stations.
Spokane, WA – Tom Hodgins and Christopher Jacky’s Xana Oregon has filed a $395,000 deal to buy country “104.5 Hank FM” KNHK and regional Mexican “Ke Buena” KYOZ (1300) from Legend Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Spokane, WA-licensed translator K239CL at 95.7 FM which at 1,300 feet throws a city grade signal over Spokane. It simulcasts KYOZ. Hodgins is currently general manager of the stations. Hodgins’ Alexandra Communications also owns five stations in Walla Walla, WA. Broker: Bob Heymann, Media Services Group (for seller) and MCH Enterprises (for buyer)
Kentucky – Tim and Leila Robinson’s Main Street Industries has filed a $350,000 deal to buy contemporary Christian WHKQ, Louisa, KY (92.3) from Stephanie Scragg’s Expression Production Group.
St. George, UT – Kent Frandsen has filed a $325,000 deal to buy KZEZ (1490) from Ray Carpenter’s Tri-Star Media. The deal also includes the Santa Clara, UT-licensed translator K264CT at 100.7 FM and the St. George, UT-licensed translator K274CQ at 102.7 FM. Frandsen already owns country KONY (99.9), soft AC “Sunny 101.5” KCLS, classic rock “95.9 The Hawk” KZHK, hot AC “Planet 105.1” KPLD, and “News Radio 1450” KZNU in the St. George market. He will operate KZEZ under a local marketing agreement until closing. Broker: Rockwell Media Services
Jacksonville, FL – Luke Stephens’ Good Tidings Trust has filed a $199,000 deal to buy sports 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 WAYR (550) in the Jacksonville market. It will operate WAOC under a time brokerage agreement until closing. Broker: Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage
Dothan, AL – Dockins Communications has filed a $125,000 deal to buy “Oldies 104.9” WOAB and its simulcast WOZK (900) from Ozark Broadcast. The deal also includes the Ozark, AL-licensed translator W252DV at 983 FM. The filing shows a $62,500 promissory note.
Charleston, WV – Positive Alternative Radio has filed a $100,000 deal to buy contemporary Christian “Air1” affiliate WSHA (89.3) from Educational Media Foundation. Positive Alternative Radio already owns contemporary Christian WPJW (91.5) and contemporary Christian WYMW (1110) in Charleston. Once the sale closes, EMF will still own “K-Love” affiliate WKVW (93.3) in the market.
California – Central Valley Broadcasting has filed a $240,000 deal to buy three FM translators from Susan Bushell. The signals include the San Jose, CA-licensed K265Y at 100.9 FM: the Santa Cruz, CA-licensed K276BR at 103.1 FM; and the Salinas, CA-licensed K242AT at 96.3 FM. Central Valley Broadcasting currently owns contemporary Christian “Celebration Radio’ KAMB, Merced, CA (101.5).
California – Redwood Empire Stereocasters has filed a $95,000 deal to buy the Petaluma, CA-licensed translator K273CU at 102.5 FM from California Broadcasting. The signal will be used to simulcast classic hits “102.7 The Wolf” KWVF, Guerneville, CA. Broker: The Exline Company
California – Monterey County Broadcasters has filed a $30,000 deal to buy the Tularcitos & Carmel, CA-licensed translator K247BL at 97.3 FM from the Prunedale Educational Association. The translator will continue to simulcast Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz market Spanish-language religious KKMC (880).
Pennsylvania – Major Keystone has filed a $25,000 deal to buy the State College, PA-licensed translator W268BB at 101.5 FM from Family Life Ministries. The translator will continue to simulcast Family Life’s contemporary Christian WKDN, State College, PA (88.3). Broker: Scott Fybush
Pennsylvania -- Telikoja Educational Broadcasting has filed a $500 deal to buy the Clarks Summit, PA-licensed translator W208BQ at 89.5 FM from Family Life Ministries. The signal will continue to simulcast Family Life’s Wilkes Barre-Scranton market contemporary Christian WCIN (91.3).
North Carolina – Sutton Radiocasting has filed a $100 deal to buy the Scaly, NC-licensed translator W287CD at 105.3 FM from Charisma Radio. The translator simulcasts Charisma Radio’s soft AC WHLC, Highlands, SC (104.5). Under the terms of the deal, Sutton Radio will also provide consulting engineering work for Charisma Radio’s other FMs for the next three years.
Santa Rosa, CA – Northern California Public Media has closed a $1.5 million deal to buy classic hits “104.9 K-Hits” KDHT from Amaturo Sonoma Media Group. Northern California Public Media will relay news-talk/variety KRCB-FM (91.1) on the signal. The public broadcaster lost its transmitter and tower two years ago in the devastating Kincade Fire in northern Sonoma County and as the sale closes, Amaturo Sonoma Media Group still owns four stations in the market including classic rock “97.7 The River” KVRV, CHR “Hot 101.7” KHTH, country “Froggy 92.9” KFGY, and “News Talk 1350” KSRO.
Chattanooga, TN – American Family Radio has closed a $610,000 deal to buy sports “105.1 ESPN” WALV from Brewer Broadcasting. American Family Radio is expected to put its contemporary Christian format on the signal that will help fill in its station map in Tennessee. The spots format could survive however as the deal does not include the WALV call letters or intellectual property. Brewer Broadcasting will still own classic hits “Big 95.3” WPLZ, adult R&B “Groove 93” WMPZ, R&B/hip-hop “Power 94” WJTT, and classic hits “The Point” WHON (930) in the Chattanooga market. Broker: Media Services Group
Fayetteville, AR – Larry Morton’s KTV Media has closed a $300,000 deal to buy news-talk KRRD (1250) from Rox Radio Group. The deal also includes the Fayetteville, AR-licensed translator K291CK at 106.1 FM. KTV Media currently owns several low-power TV stations in Arkansas. Rox Radio Group still owns country “96.7 The Coyote” KCYT, adult standards “Lite 106.5” KBVA, hot AC “101.5 My FM” KFMD-FM, “ESPN Radio 99.5” KAKS, talk “1390 The Center” KFFK, and sports “1190 The Fan” KREB in the market. It also leases alternative “104.9 The X” KXNA from Elizabeth Marquis.
Cheyenne, WY – Michael Radio Company has closed a $40,000 deal to buy KVAM (1630) from Spanish Media Consulting. The deal also includes the Cheyenne, WY-licensed translator K234AH at 94.7 FM. The station currently simulcasts Spanish Media Consulting’s regional Mexican “La Jota Mexicana” KXJJ (1570) in the Ft. Collins-Greeley, CO market. Vic Michael’s noncommercial operation Cedar Cove Broadcasting currently owns variety “K-Rocky” KFCY (88.1) in the Cheyenne market.