SALES – STATIONS
Connecticut – Veritas Catholic Network files a $300,000 deal to buy religious WNLK, Norwalk, CT (1350) from Sacred Heart University. The deal also includes the construction permit for Norwalk, CT-licensed translator W280FX at 103.9 FM. Georgetown, CT-based Veritas has posted its plan to buy several other New York area signals on its website. Once the sale closes Sacred Heart University will still own four stations in the region which carry its classical/news-talk public radio station based at WSHU-FM & AM (91.1, 1260) in Bridgeport, CT.
Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, NC – Charles and Rebecca Marsh’s Alamance Media Partners file a pair of deals totaling $397,500 with Curtis Media Group to entre market No. 48. In the first deal, Alamance Media Partners agrees to pay $147,500 deal to buy sports WSML (1200) and the construction permit for a Mebane, NC-licensed translator W232DT at 94.3 FM. In a related deal, Alamance Media Partners will pay an additional $250,000 to buy the Burlington, NC-licensed translator W236BO at 95.1 FM to also simulcast WSML. Once the two sales close, Curtis Media Group will still own five stations in the market including regional Mexican “La Ley 101.1” WYMY, country WPCM (920), and the sports simulcast WSJS/WMFR/WCOG (600/1230/1320).
Texas & New Mexico – Monte and Gentry Todd Spearman’s High Plains Radio Network has struck a $285,000 deal to buy five full-power stations and an FM translator from Jim Anderson’s Tejas Broadcasting in the Texas-New Mexico border region. The stations include regional Mexican “La Caliente” KICA-FM, Farwell, TX (98.3); classic rock “The Wolf 102.3” KKYC, Clovis, NM; the currently-silent KKNM, Bovina, TX (96.5); the silent KGRW, Friona, TX (94.7); and one station in the Amarillo, TX market: regional Mexican “La Caliente” KZIP, Amarillo, TX (1310). The deal also includes the Amarillo, TX-licensed translator K224EF at 92.7 FM which simulcasts KZIP. High Plains Radio Network already owns 32 stations across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi but none overlaps with these West Texas signals. Broker: Bill Whitley, Media Services Group
Lubbock, TX – Houston Christian Broadcasters files a $225,000 deal to buy Tejano “Power 104.3” KEJS from Barton Broadcasting. Houston Christian Broadcasters owns 34 full-power radio stations, all but 11 in Texas, including stations in the Houston, Bryan-College Station, Texarkana, and San Angelo markets. KEJS will allow it to enter the Lubbock market. Seller Barton Broadcasting has been owned by Manuela and Ernest Barton. Ernest Barton died Sept. 30 at the age of 88. Broker: Bill Whitley, Media Services Group
Kansas – St. Macrina Media and Education Society files a $32,000 deal to buy the currently-silent KTRU, La Harpe, KS (91.9) from Grace Public Radio. Broker: Dave Garland
Colorado – Gary Scwedt and James Schubert’s Rocky Mountain Radio Group files a $6,000 deal to buy KKVC, Dotsero, CO (100.1) from JER Licenses. KKVC is a construction permit for a Class A FM. Rocky Mountain Radio Group already owns classic hits “104.7 The Mile” KKVM, Vail and adult alternative “The Zephyr” KZYR, Avon (97.7) in the region.
Texas – Travis Mariner’s Forum Broadcasting files to transfer country KDLK-FM (94.1) and “News Radio 1230” KDRN in Del Rio, TX to Larry Mariner. No cash is changing hands as part of the deal which effectively reverses a transfer made in 2017.
SALES – TRANSALTORS
Allentown-Bethlehem, PA – Osiris Fernando Guzman files an $80,000 deal to buy the Hazleton, PA-licensed translator W300BT at 107.9 FM from Geos Communications. Guzman will feed the translator programming under an agreement to lease the HD3 channel of Cumulus Media’s AC WLEV (100.7). He already operates the Allentown, PA-licensed W221CU at 92.1 FM to create the “Latina 92.1” brand.
North Carolina – Conner Media files a $50,000 deal to buy the Rose Hill, NC-licensed W263BE at 105.5 FM. The deal includes a $45,000 promissory note. The translator is expected to continue simulcasting Surge Media’s gospel WEGG, Rose Hill, NC (710) giving the 2,500-watt daytime-only station a 24-hour signal.
Oklahoma – Avery Fox files a $45,000 deal to buy the Duncan, OK-licensed translator K262BW at 100.3 FM from South Central Oklahoma Christian Broadcasting. The filing says the translator will simulcast CHR “107 The Zone” KTIJ, Elk City, OK.
New Jersey – Immaculate Heart Media closes a $750,000 deal to buy talk WVNJ, Oakland, NJ (1160) from Universal Broadcasting. With 20,000-watts day and 250-watts night, WVNJ covers parts of the New York City suburbs. It will become Immaculate Heart Media’s second station in the metro area. It already owns religious “Relevant Radio” WNSW (1430) which covers a portion of the New Jersey suburbs adjacent to WVNJ’s service area. After the deal closes Universal Broadcasting will one other AM in the New York metro: the currently-silent WTHE (1520) in the Long Island suburbs.
Idaho – Kim and Jami Lee close a $150,000 deal to buy KXML, Fairfield, ID (99.9) form Ted and Jana Tucker’s Cochise Broadcasting. Lee Family Broadcasting already owns seven stations in the state including regional Mexican “La Perrona 99.1” KXTA-FM, classic country “94.7 Buck-FM” KART, and “103.1 The Edge” KEDJ in the Twin Falls-Sun Valley, ID market as well as hot AC “Hot 100” KZDX, country “106.1 The Kat” KKMV, talk KBAR (1230), and regional Mexican “970 La Patrona” KXTA in the Twin Falls, ID market.
Texas – Holdsworth Educational Media closes a $25,000 deal to buy Spanish Christian “La Campeona 91.7” KPIT, Pittsburg, TX from the Jabella Broadcasting Network. Jeremiah Holdsworth tells the FCC he plans to maintain KPIT’s religious format after the sale closes.