Miami, Pittsburgh & Riverside-San Bernardino, CA – iHeartMedia has filed a deal to pay $1 million in cash and to swap “1290 News Talk” KKDD Riverside-San Bernardino, CA and the Pittsburgh, PA-licensed translator W292DH at 106.3 FM to Relevant Radio. In exchange, Relevant Radio has agreed to swap to iHeart the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale market religious WZAB (880). As part of the deal, iHeart has agreed to relay Relevant Radio’s programming to the translator using the HD3 station of classic hits “3WS” WWSW-FM. The translator is currently carrying sports programming based at “ESPN Pittsburgh” WBGG (970).
The move will allow iHeart to expand its cluster in Miami where it already owns six stations including CHR “Y-100” WHYI-FM, Spanish CHR “Tu 94.9” WZTU, WMIB, Hip-Hop “103.5 The Beat” WBGG-FM, classic hits “Totally 93.9” WMIA-FM, and “News Radio 610” WIOD, and “940 WINZ Miami Sports” WINZ. After the deal closes, iHeart will also still own four stations in the Riverside-San Bernardino, CA including rock “Q 103.3” KTMQ, rhythmic CHR KGGI (99.1), talk “Black Information Network” KFOO (1440), and “Fox Sports Radio1350” KPWK. For Relevant Radio, it will still own religious WQOS (1080) in the Miami market.
Long Island, NY – Eli Madrigal and Roberto Paredes’ Metro Mex USA has filed a $700,000 deal to buy ethnic “Radio Zindagi” WBWD (540) from the Principle Broadcasting Network. The deal includes a $450,000 promissory note. Metro Mex USA will operate the station under a local marketing agreement until closing.
Denver – El Sembrador Ministries has filed a $420,000 deal to buy “Mile High Sports” KDCO (1340) from 4-K’s LLP. El Sembrador Ministries currently owns stations in California and Indiana, and this will be its first station in Colorado. Brokers: Sandi Bergman (for buyer) and Clifton Gardiner (for seller)
Kalamazoo, MI – Western Michigan University has filed a $191,000 deal to buy classical WKDS (89.9) from the Kalamazoo Board of Education. The University had already been operating the station under a time brokerage agreement. It also owns news-talk WMUK (102.1) and adult alternative “Radio Evolution” WIDR (89.1) in the market. Under the terms of the deal, $10,000 of the purchase price will be paid through underwriting announcements to be broadcast on WMUK airing during the first year after the sale closes. The University also agrees to offer a media production course to Kalamazoo Public School students applicable during the 2020-2021 academic year, or as soon as practicable.
Pensacola, FL – Scott Schroeder’s Miracle Radio has filed a $75,000 deal to contemporary Christian “Wow Radio” WBSR (1450) from Easy Media, the company led by his late father, Gerald Schoreder. The deal also includes the Pensacola, FL-licensed translator W266AL at 101.1 FM. Miracle Radio also owns “Talk 790) WPNN in the Pensacola market. It will operate WBSR under a local marketing agreement until closing.
Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA – Glen and Rita Harlow’s RGH Communications has filed a $50,000 deal to buy contemporary Christian WZAP (690) from Awaken Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Bristol, VA-licensed translator W227DT at 93.3 FM.
New Mexico –The Ojo Caliente Restoration Society has filed a $7,500 deal to buy ethnic/classical KNIZ, Gallup, NM (90.1) from Available Media. The buyers have told the FCC it plans to air programming targeting Native Americans.
Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz, CA – Saul Levine’s Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters has filed to donate the currently-silent KNRY (1240) to Hanford Youth Services. The transfer also includes the Monterey, CA-licensed translator K240EV at 95.9 FM. Once the donation closes, Levine will still own the silent KIDD (630) in the market. He earlier filed to donate both stations to The Balanced Radio Foundation but that deal never closed . Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters also owns two Los Angeles market stations.
Denver – Rocky Mountain Public Media has filed a $680,000 deal to buy the Denver, CO-licensed translator K284CI at 104.7 FM from 4-K’s LLP. The filing says Rocky Mountain Public Media will use the signal to simulcast jazz/variety KUVO (89.3). Brokers: Clifton Gardiner & Company (for seller) and Guest Technology (for buyer)
Springfield, MO – Zimmer Radio of Mid-Missouri has closed a $1.8 million deal to buy country “101.3 The Outlaw” KTXR, sports “Jock 98.7” KWTO-FM, “News Talk 560” KWTO, and sport “Jock” KBFL-FM & AM (99.9/1060) from Meyer Communications. Zimmer Radio also owns ten stations in the Columbia, MO and Jefferson City, MO markets.
Tennessee – Larry Stone has closed a $275,000 deal to buy the classic country simulcast WLIV-FM, Monterey, TN (104.7) and WLIV, Livingston, TN (920). The deal includes two Livingston, TN-licensed translators: W270DD at 101.9 FM and W282AG at 104.3 FM. Stone already owns four other stations in the area, including soft AC “Lite Rock 95.9” WLQK, “Rock 93.7” WBXE, “106.9 Kicks Country” WKXD, and “News Talk 1600” WUCT.
Oregon – Jeff Montgomery’s PacNW Broadcasting has closed a $170,000 deal to buy classic rock “100.7 Boss FM” KPPT-FM, Depoe Bay, OR from Tom Hodgins’ Xana Oregon. Montgomery does not own any other stations. Xana Oregon still owns news-talk KCUP (1230) in the area. Broker: MCH Enterprises
Williamsport, PA – Kristin Cantrell’s Seven Mountains Media has closed a $100,000 deal to buy silent WLYC (1050) and WEJS (1600) from Todd Bartley’s Colonia Radio Group of Williamsport. Both stations are currently off the air. The deal also includes three FM translators: the Williamsport, PA-licensed W281AR at 104.1 FM; the Jersey Shore, PA-licensed W281CI at 104.1 FM; and the New Columbia, PA-licensed W272ED at 102.3 FM. The stations had been in receivership since 2016. Seven Mountains Media owns eight other stations in the region, but there are its first signals in market No. 257.