Iowa – Greg Wennes has filed to sell his stake in four stations in Decorah, IA for a combined $2.5 million. The buyers include Lester Askelson, Casey Varpness, Peter Wennes, Patrick O’Shea, and Ryan Tyler. The stations include CHR KVIC (104.7), rock “Hawk Rock 100.5” KDHK, “103.5 Bluff Country” KNEI. and AC “The River” KDEC (1240). The cluster also includes the Decorah, IA-licensed translator K235CT at 94.9 FM. And the Waukon, IA-licensed translator K256CS at 99.1 FM. Both simulcast KDEC.
Iowa – Bernadette and Gary Merrill’s A2Z Broadcasting has filed a $1,680,512 deal to buy hot AC “Hometown Radio 92.7” KLGA-FM and country KLGZ (1600) in Algona, IA from Carolyn Becker’s Riverfront Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Algona, IA-licensed translator K253BJ at 98.5 FM that simulcast KLGZ. The sale also includes a $1,344,409 promissory note.
San Antonio -- Shan and Baron Wiley’s Bofars Media Group has filed a $236,700 deal to buy classic hits KBRN (1500) from Bonnie Chambers. The deal also includes the Boerne, TX-licensed translator K280GR at 103.9 FM. Bofars Media Group has operated the station under a local marketing agreement since last October.
Wyoming – Educational Media Foundation has filed to sell to FM translators to Wyoming Public Radio for one dollar. The signals include the Rock Springs, WY-licensed K215FF at 90.9 FM. And the Green River, WY-licensed K232CU at 94.3 FM. Once the sale closes, EMF will still own contemporary Christian “K-Love” affiliate KLWR (101.9) and “Air1” KAWR (98.7) in the area.
Indiana – Educational Media Foundation has closed a $250,00 deal to buy religious WCJL, Morgantown, IN (90.9) from Calvary Radio Network. The signal covers an area south of Indianapolis which is partially reached by contemporary Christian “K-Love” outlet WKLU (101.9). Broker: Griffin Media Brokers
Kalamazoo, MI – Western Michigan University has closed a $191,000 deal to buy classical WKDS (89.9) from the Kalamazoo Board of Education. The University 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.
Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA – Iglesia Pentecostal Víspera Del Fin has closed a $175,000 deal to buy regional Mexican “La Zeta” KZXR, Prosser, WA (1310) from Bustos Media. The deal also includes the Prosser, WA-licensed translator K237GY at 95.3 FM. Bustos Media still owns four other stations in the Richland-Kennewick-Pasco market including regional Mexican “La Gran D” KZTB (97.9), regional Mexican “La Maquina” KRCW (96.3), and the regional Mexican “La Zeta” simulcast KMMG/KZXR-FM (96.7/101.7).
Oregon – KAJC FM, a religious and educational nonprofit, has closed a one dollar deal to buy “Living Water Radio 90.1” KAJC, Salem, OR from Calvary Chapel Monmouth-Independence. The filing says the buyers will also make a $2,000 per month contribution to the station during the application period to cover operational and capital expenses.