New York & Pennsylvania – David Radigan has filed a $450,000 deal to buy AC “The Choice” WAVR, Waverly, NY and its simulcast WATS, Sayre, PA (960) from WATS Broadcasting. The deal includes a $400,000 promissory note. Radigan will operate WAVR and WATS under a local marketing agreement until closing. Radigan Broadcasting Group already owns AC WEBO (1330) in the nearby Binghamton, NY market.
Tennessee – Saga Communications has filed a $175,000 deal to buy country “The Bull” WBQL, Clarksville, TN (1400) from Consolidated Media. The deal also includes the Clarksville, TN-licensed translator W288DQ at 105.5 FM. Saga already owns hot AC “Q-108” WCVA, country “Beaver 100.3” WVVR, adult hits “Rewind 94.3” WRND-FM, rock “Z-97.5” WZZP, soft AC WQEZ (1370), and sports WKFN (540) in the area. Broker: Michael Bergner
Salt Lake City – Barry Wood has filed a $75,000 deal to buy the currently-silent KMRI (1550) from Nicolas Vincente’s AASA Media. The price was set at July state court action and Vincente later died of COVID-19 on August 21 and the station is now under control of a court-appointed receiver. Wood currently owns the silent WTCL, Chattahoochee, FL (1580) and the low-power TV station KCLP-CD in Boise, ID.
Kansas – Nancy Miller and William Wachter’s One Media has filed a $65,000 deal to buy the currently-silent KMML, Cimarron, KS (92.9) from Randy Michael’s Radioactive. One Media and its related companies already ow talk/sports “95.3 The Cowboy” KWKN, CHR “Kiss 104.7” KXNC, “My Country 93.5” KKDT, “My Country 98.3” KQZQ, and “Classic Hits 105.7” KRDR in the area.
Georgia – John Golobish’s Jet Stream Media has filed a $20,000 deal to buy the currently-silent WSYL, Sylvania, GA (1490) from Neal Ardman’s Radio Statesboro. The deal also includes the Sylvania, GA-licensed translator W277DI at 103.3 FM.
Ohio – Thomas Snyer has filed a $4,000 deal to buy the currently-silent WJEH, Gallipolis, OH (990) from Tom Susman’s Vandalia Media Partners. Snyder currently owns two stations in West Virginia. Once the sale closes, Vandalia Media Partners will still own sister country “93.1 The Wolf” WJEH-FM and two other Ohio stations.
Philadelphia –Phillip Hunt has filed to donate the currently-silent WNPV (1440) to religious broadcaster Four Rivers Community Broadcasting. The transfer also includes the Lansdale, PA-licensed translatorW253CA at 98.5 FM. An earlier deal to sell WNPV to the North Penn School District fell through after the school district said it was not interested in the radio station license however it does want the 13.41-acre site where the station’s studios and five antennas are located that is adjacent to its campus. Four Rivers Community Broadcasting owns 18 other stations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey that carry the contemporary Christian “Word FM” format.
In April Hunt told the FCC that WNPV had gone silent explaining that “under current market conditions it is no longer sustainable” to continue to run the business in a way that meets he thinks a radio station should be run after nearly 60-years of owning WNPV. Hunt said then he was looking for a buyer for the AM that signed-on Oct. 17, 1960. Not included in the sale is the companion FM translator – the Lansdale, PA-licensed W253CA at 98.5 FM.
Multistate Deal – Educational Media Foundation has closed a $3.4 million deal to buy nine FMs from Flinn Broadcasting and its related companies. The stations include Gainesville-Ocala market WXRA, Inglis, FL (99.3); Memphis market rim-shotter WKIF, Holly Springs, MS (96.5); WKWR, Key West, FL (90.1); WQJB, State College, MS (104.5); WKGF, Grenada, MS (101.3); WKFF, Sardis, MS (102.1); WBZS, Shawsville, VA (102.5); KWLR, Bigelow, AR (96.9); and KLSK, Great Falls, MT (100.3). Eight of the nine FMs already air EMF’s contemporary Christian “K-Love” network except for WBZS which had been running an all COVID-19 news format from April to June after Flinn donated the signal to a group of volunteers. The deal also includes a Dermott, AR tower site used by EMF’s WLRK, Greenville, MS (91.5).
Oklahoma – Richard Sellers’ Oil Patch Radio has closed a $325,000 deal to buy talk/spots KUSH, Cushing, OK (1600) from Kelly Media. Sellers does not own any other stations.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA -- 247 Media Broadcasting has closed a $320,000 deal to buy contemporary Christian KTDD (104.9) from iHeartMedia’s Ocean Station Trust II. KTDD will be the second FM signal airing the Worship 24/7 Network which launched in June 2019 as an internet-only station. The company currently owns KURT (93.7) in the Bend, OR market. This new signal will increase the potential reach of Worship 24/7 to over two million people. KTDD has been in the Ocean Station Trust II since 20178 when iHeartMedia struck a deal to expand its clusters in the Seattle-Tacoma and Boston markets. The company still owns eight stations in the Seattle market. Broker: Jon Yinger, Broadcast Properties, LLC
Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville, NC – Curtis Media Group has closed 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).
Texas – Kaycee Ingleby and Ealy Watson’s Star Point Broadcasting has closed a $240,000 deal to buy the country “Lonestar” simulcast of KHLB (102.5) and KZZM (101.7) in Mason, TX from III & W Broadcasting
Boston – Blount Communications has closed an $80,000 deal to buy the currently-silent WILD (1090) from AIM Broadcasting. WILD is a 4,800-watt daytime-only station. William and Deborah Blount already own religious “Life Changing Radio 760” WVNE in the suburban Worcester, MA market.
Grand Island-Kearney-Hastings, NE – My Bridge Radio files a $35,000 deal to buy the currently-silent KMMJ (750) from The Praise Network. The deal also includes the Grand Island, NE-licensed translator K282BR at 104.3 FM that gives the daytime-only AM a 24-hour signal. The filing says the payment is for the FM translator with the AM signal transferred as a cash-free donation. My Bridge Radio already owns religious KROA (95.7) in the Grand Island market. It plans to flip KMMJ to a Spanish-language religious format.
Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH – Thomas Taggart and Samuel Yoho’s Mid Ohio Valley Radio has closed a $25,000 deal to buy oldies WHNK (1450) from the Fellowship Baptist Church of Vienna, WV. The deal also includes two FM translators including the Parkersburg, WV-licensed W251CP at 98.1 FM and the Williamstown, WV-licensed W300AQ at 107.9 FM. Mid Ohio Valley Radio is a for-profit company and it plans to return the signals to commercial operations. Taggart and Yoho already hold ownership interests in AC “93-R” WRRR-FM and AC “V-96.9” WVVV in the market. The Fellowship Baptist Church of Vienna still owns gospel WNRJ (103.9) in the area.
Virginia – Emory Bearden’s White Pine Enterprises has closed a $501 deal to buy WPAK, Farmville, VA (1490) from Robert Phillips. The deal includes the Farmville, VA-licensed translator W260DJ at 99.9 FM. White Pine Enterprises currently holds the license for religious low-power station WEBI-LP, Woodlawn, VA (100.5). It will hand off the LPFM to a new licensee when it closes on the full-power station to comply with FCC rules.
Los Angeles – White Fox Horse Rescue has closed the transfer of KTCN, Acton, CA (88.3) to Common Communications Southern California. Common Communications Southern California is an organization that says it is devoted to the education of music and the arts and it will use KTCN to air an “alternative radio format” with “underground music.” The organization is controlled by Gina Zycher, Mark Chang, and Todd Urick. Urick is a longtime advocate for low-power FM.