St. Louis – Gateway Creative Broadcasting has filed an $8 million deal to buy WFUN-FM (95.5) from Urban One. The deal is only for the frequency, since Urban One has struck a separate deal transfer the adult R&B “The Lou” format to Entercom as part of an unrelated multimarket swap. Gateway Creative Broadcasting plans to air its Christian hip-hop and pop “Boost Radio” format on WFUN-FM under a time brokerage agreement beginning Jan. 4, 2021. The company will pair the station with its contemporary Christian “Joy FM” KLJY (99.1) in the market. Boost Radio is currently heard in St. Louis on the Bellefontaine-licensed translator K270BW, fed by KLJY-HD2. Gateway Creative Broadcasting also owns rimshots KPVR (94.1) licensed to Bowling Green, MO; and KHZR (97.70 licensed to Potosi, MO, which both air “Boost Radio.” Broker: Greg Guy, Patrick Communications
Pittsburgh – St. Barnabas Broadcasting has filed a $2.05 million deal to buy “Talk Radio 1320” WJAS from Iorio Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Pittsburgh, PA-licensed translator W256DE at 99.1 FM. St. Barnabas Broadcasting is a newcomer to broadcasting. It is tied to the St. Barnabas Health System, which owns retirement homes in the Pittsburgh region.
West Virginia –West Virginia Radio Corp. has filed a $365,000 deal to buy country WXDC (92.9) and news-talk WCST (1010) in Berkeley Springs, WV from Metro Radio. The deal also includes the Berkeley Springs, WV-licensed translator W228DU at 93.5 FM which simulcasts WCST. West Virginia Radio Corp. has operated the stations under a time brokerage agreement since April 2019 and the $108,000 in TBA fees it has already paid will be applied toward the purchase price. West Virginia Radio Corp. already owns seven other stations in the region but only AC “Today’s 97.5” WLTF overlaps with the two new stations. Once the sale closes, Metro Radio will still own regional Mexican “1460 La Ley” WKDV and Spanish CHR “Le Mega Capital 730” WTNT in the Washington, DC market.
Maryland – Steve Clendenin’s Maryland Media One has filed a $350,000 deal to buy classic hits WHGM, Havre de Grace, MD (1330) from Colonial Radio Group. The deal also includes two FM translators: the Chesapeake City, MD-licensed W263CQ at 100.5. And the Bel Air, MD-licensed W298CG at 107.5 FM. The deal includes a $300,000 promissory note. Clendenin currently operates the Maryland News Network and Radio PA state networks.
Atlantic City-Cape May, NJ – The Bridge of Hope has filed a $65,000 deal to buy WAIV (105.5) from Equity Communications. The Class A signal currently simulcasts hot AC WAYV (95.1). The Bridge of Hope already owns two FMs across Delaware Bay in Maryland and Delaware that air its religious “The Bridge” format. Once the sale closes, Equity Communications will still own eight stations in the Atlantic City market, including hot AC WAYV (95.1). classic rock WZXL (100.7), R&B WTTH (96.1), rhythmic CHR “99.3 The Buzz” WZBZ and its simulcast WGBZ (102.3), and the oldies simulcast WEZW/WCMC/WMD (93.1/1230/1340).
Salt Lake City – Eric Palacios’ Radio Activo Broadcasting has filed a $50,000 deal to buy Spanish KDYL (1060) from James Su. Radio Activo Broadcasting already owns two Spanish-language stations in the Las Vegas market: Spanish “Ponte Exa 94.5” CHR KXLI and regional Mexican “La Mejor 93.5” KADD.
Chico, CA – E.E. Friesen has filed a $50,000 deal to buy the currently-silent KMYC (1410) from Huth Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Marysville, CA-licensed translator K245AU at 104.3 FM. Friesen will operate KMYC under a time brokerage agreement until closing. The sale follows the April 2020 death of Tom Huth. His family still owns classic country “100.3 The Outlaw” KHEX and hot AC “Hot Hits 101.7” KEGE in the Chico market.
Alabama – Southern Torch has filed a $15,000 deal to buy the currently-silent WFPA, Fort Payne, AL (1400) from Wallace Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Fort Payne, AL-licensed translator W230CX at 93.9 FM. Southern Torch already owns “98.3 Wild Country” WKEA-FM and CHR “101.7 The Torch” WMXN-FM in the area.
San Francisco – Open Sky Radio has filed a $5,000 deal to buy the currently-silent KXCF (91.5) from Common Frequency. Open Sky Radio currently owns stations in Cedarville, CA; Gerlach, NV; and The Dalles, OR which air the adult alternative “Jive Radio” format.
Victor Valley, CA – Lazer Broadcasting is donating one of the four stations it owns in market No. 115 to the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC). Once the donate closes, Lazer Broadcasting will still own the regional Mexican “Radio Lazer” simulcast of KIQQ-FM/KBTW/KWRN (103.7/104.5/1550) in the Victor Valley market.
New Mexico – New Mexico Junior College has filed a $10 deal to buy AC “T-Bird Radio” KNMJ, Eunice, NM (100.9) from the New Mexico Junior College Foundation
New Hampshire – Pat Costa’s Costa-Eagle Radio Ventures has filed a $75,000 deal to buy the Lebanon, NH-licensed translator W299AM at 107.7 FM from Lisbon Communications. The signal will be used to simulcast adult alternative “The Point” WNCS, Montpelier-Barre-St. Johnsbury (104.7) into the Upper Valley to replace WRJT, Royalton, VT (103.1) which has been sold to Educational Media Foundation in a pending $360,000 deal.
Asheville, NC – William Reck has closed his deal to sell his 86% controlling interest in Skycountry Broadcasting to his two minority business partners. Terry Evans and Kenneth Evans will each hold a 50% stake in the company once the deal closes. They currently both hold a 7% interest. The value of the stock sale is pegged at $103,357. Skycountry Broadcasting owns country WPTL (920) and the Canton, NC-licensed translator W269DK at 101.7 FM.
Virginia & North Carolina – Friendship Cathedral Family Worship Central has closed a deal to buy three radio stations from Willis Broadcasting for $90,591 in debt forgiveness. The stations include gospel WGPL (1340) and gospel “Peace 1400” WPCE in the Norfolk, VA market; and adult R&B “100.1 FM The B” WBXB, Edenton, NC.
Augusta, GA – Joy Christian Communications has closed a $5,000 deal to buy the currently-silent WJGS (91.5) from American Family Association. Joy Christian Communications already owns “Joy Christian Radio” WLYG (88.3) in the Atlanta market.