Florida – Radio Training Network has filed a $250,000 deal to buy “Oldies 101.7” WTID, Graceville, FL from Stephen McGowan’s Jackson Radio Group. Once the sale closes, McGowan will still own country WJAQ (100.9) and WTOT (980) in Marianna, FL. Broker: Fowler Media Consulting
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY – Michael Schaus’ Think Tank Media has filed a $150,000 deal to buy classic country WVTL (1570) from Roser Communications. The deal also includes the Amsterdam, NY-licensed translator W284BZ at 104.7 FM. Think Tank Media already owns AC WENT (1340) in nearby Gloversville, NY. Once the sale closes, Kenneth Roser will still own five stations in the Utica-Rome, NY market.
Montana – Jackson Hole Radio has filed a $150,000 deal to buy soft AC KEZQ, West Yellowstone, MT (92.9) from Chaparral Broadcasting. Jackson Hole Radio already owns four stations in the region including “Country 93.5” KJAX, adult alternative “Mountain Radio 96.9” KMTN, classic rock “KZ-95” KZJH, regional Mexican “1340 La Nueva” KSGT. The deal includes a promissory note for the full purchase price. Jackson Hole Radio will operate KEZQ under a time brokerage agreement until closing.
Winchester, VA – Point FM Ministries has filed a $125,000 deal to buy WKDV (104.9) from Metro Radio. The station currently simulcasts hot AC sister “Wink FM” WINC-FM (105.5). Point FM Ministries already owns gospel “The Point 90.1” WVRS in the market. Metro Radio also owns two AMs in the Washington, DC market.
Burlington-Plattsburgh, VT-NY – Great Eastern Radio has filed a $99,999 deal to buy classic country “97.9 The Moose” WXMS from Randy Michaels’ Radioactive. Great Eastern Radio already owns country “Froggy 104.3/100.9” WJKS/WWFY and classic rock “107.1 Frank FM” WWFK in the market. Great Eastern Radio will operate WXMS under a local marketing agreement until closing. The filing says the WXMS call letters may not be included in the sale. Once the sale closes, Michaels will still own classic hits “Lake FM” WSLP (100.7) in the Burlington-Plattsburgh market.
Boston – Academy of the Immaculate has filed an $85,000 deal to buy talk WRRS (88.5) from Talking Information Center. The station is currently programmed as a radio reading service for the blind. Academy of the Immaculate already owns religious “Radio CorMariae” WPMW (88.5) in the New Bedford-Fall River, MA market.
North Carolina – Friends of Public Radio has filed a $75,000 deal to buy Burgaw, NC-licensed translator W265EJ at 100.9 FM from Conner Media. Friends of Public Radio owns news-talk WHQR, Wilmington, NC (91.3) and several other FM translators in the region.
Portland, OR – Kris Bennett Broadcasting has filed a $50,000 deal to buy the Portland, OR-licensed K248DD at 97.5 FM from PHP Radio. The filing says it will be used to simulcast Educational Media Foundation’s contemporary Christian “K-Love” affiliate KLVP (97.9).
Michigan – Aurora Media has filed a $10,000 deal to buy the Gladstone, MI-licensed translator W280GB at 103.9 FM from David Magnum. The filing says the translator will simulcast Escanaba Radio Group’s adult standards WDBC, Escanaba, MI (680).
Utah – Tom Troland’s Redrock Media Group has filed a $3,000 deal to buy the Moab, UT-licensed translator K268AV at 101.5 FM from Sariah Hillam. The filing says the translator will simulcast classic hits “Red Rock 92” KBDX, Blanding, UT.
Tallahassee & Charlottesville – iHeartMedia and Piedmont Communications have filed a deal to exchange two translators. Piedmont is in the process of process of acquiring the Tallahassee, FL-licensed translator W262CC at 100.3 FM from Community Public Radio. Once that pending $75,000 deal closes, it will swap the signal to iHeart in exchange for the construction permit for the Charlottesville, VA-licensed W288ED at 105.5 FM. Piedmont will use the translator to simulcast classic hits “105.5 Sam FM” WOJL, Fredericksburg, VA. And iHeart says its new translator will simulcast Tallahassee CHR “107.1 Kiss FM” WGMY.
New York – Educational Media Foundation has closed a $2.5 million deal to buy two FMs along the U.S.-Canadian border targeting listeners in the Ontario and Quebec providences. It will buy WYUL, Chateaugay, NY (94.7) and WVNV, Malone, NY (96.5) from Martz Communications. EMF currently does not own any stations in the region. Martz still owns 80s Hits “B-99.3” WSNN, Potsdam, NY and “Wild Country” WPDM/WICY Malone, NY (1470/1490) in the region. Broker: Richard A Forman Associates
Lancaster, PA – Educational Media Foundation has closed a $1.725 million deal to buy AC “Fun 101.3” WROZ from Hall Communications. EMF does not currently own any stations in the market although “K-Love” affiliate WKHL Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, PA can be heard in parts of the area. WROZ is expected to air the “K-Love” format. Hall Communications still owns ESPN Radio affiliate WONN/WLPA (92.7/1490) in the market. Broker: Kalil
Kansas – Radio Vida Kansas has closed a $775,000 deal to buy talk “Fox News Radio 1410” KKLO, Leavenworth, KS from Vision Communications. The deal also includes the Lenexa, KS-licensed translator K224FF at 92.7 FM. Radio Vida Kansas already owns Spanish religious KZGC, Garden City, KS (91.9). Broker: Sandi Bergman
Texas – Township Media has closed a $750,000 deal to buy talk KGID, Giddings, TX (96.3) from RF Services. The contract says $500,000 of the purchase price is attributed to the station assets with the balance attributed to related property. Township Media currently owns three other stations in the region including “Sun Radio” KTSN (1490) in the Austin market, but none overlaps with KGID.
Washington – Chelan Valley Media Group has closed a $597,500 deal to buy “Z-Country 94.7” KZAL, Manson, WA; AC KOZI-FM, Chelan, WA (93.5); and “News Radio 1230” KOZI, Chelan, WA from Harriet Bullitt’s Icicle Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Manson, WA-licensed translator K276CY at 103.1 FM that simulcasts KOZI-FM. Chelan Valley Media Group is an equal partnership among Karen Heric, Melissa Durfee Davis, Alan Mayer, and Matthew Peters. Icicle Broadcasting still owns AC KOHO, Leavenworth, WA (101.1). Broker: Patrick Communications
McAllen-Brownsville-Harlingen, TX – Rio Grande Bible Institute has closed a $550,000 deal to buy the currently-silent KESO (92.7) from MBM Radio. Rio Grande Bible Institute already owns Spanish religious “Radio Esperanza” KOIR (88.5) and KRIO (910) in the market. Broker: Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage
Kansas – Don and Denise Sherman’s Intrepid Companies has closed a $300,000 deal to buy KDVB, Effingham, KS (96.9) from Cumulus Media. KDVB simulcasts Topeka market classic rock “V-100.3” KDVV. In Topeka (market No. 199) Cumulus also owns AC “Magic 107.7” KMAJ, classic hits “99.3 The Eagle” KWIC, “country “102.9 Nash ICON” KTOP-FM, and “Sports Radio 1490” KTOP-FM. Broker: Media Services Group
Alaska – WorthRome has closed an $180,000 deal to buy CHR “K-Hitz” KVHZ, Wasilla, AK (1430) from Alaska Multimedia. The deal also includes the Willow Creek, AK-licensed translator K296FP at 107.1 FM. WorthRome has operated the station since April under a local marketing agreement.
Mississippi – Malcolm and Tamika Inniss’ New Vision Broadcasting has closed a $175,000 deal to buy blues/gospel “Live 97.7” WTYJ , Fayette, MS and its simulcast WMIS, Natchez, MS (1240) from Diana Nutter’s Natchez Broadcasting.
Lubbock, TX – David Klement’s Community Broadcast Partners has closed a $150,000 deal to buy country “Red Dirt Rebel 105.7” KRBL from Walker Broadcasting & Communications. The sale follows the July 2020 bankruptcy liquidation of Walker Broadcasting & Communications, and the court’s July 7 acceptance of Klement’s bid for KRBL. He currently owns country “95.1 The Wolf” KABW and classic country “Q Country 96.1” KORQ in the Abilene, TX market. Broker: Bill Whitley, Media Services Group
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News – Chesapeake Public Schools has closed on a deal to donate oldies WFOS (88.7) to Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association. It will become the fifth radio station in the market for the Association which already owns classical WHRO-FM/WHRJ (90.3/89.9) and news-talk WHRG/WHRV (88.5/89.5).