Austin, TX – Educational Media Foundation has filed a $6 million deal to buy contemporary Christian “Spirit 105.9” KFMK from Crista Media. EMF already owns contemporary Christian “K-Love” stations KLLR (91.9), KVLR (92.5) and KYLR (92.1). EMF also airs its “Air 1” format on the Dell Valle, TX-licensed translator K225CA at 92.9, fed by the HD2 channel of KVLR. EMF will begin operating KFMK under a local marketing agreement on Nov. 1. Seattle-based Crista Ministries is exiting the Austin market to focus exclusively on its radio presence in the Pacific Northwest.
Miami – Salem Media Group has reached a deal to sell its last station in market No. 11. Nelson Votaire’s Radio Piment Bouk has filed a $3.5 million deal to buy Spanish Christian “Radio Luz” WKAT (1450) and the Miami-licensed translator W270CV at 101.9 FM. Salem earlier sold two other AMs to Immaculate Heart Media. Radio Piment Bouk already owns religious WQVN (1360) in the Miami market which it bought from Salem in 2018, also for $3.5 million. Beginning Oct. 1 it will operate WQVN under a local marketing agreement until closing. Broker: Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage
Alabama – Frank Lee Perryman’s Marble City Media has filed a $775,000 deal to by classic hits “Wings 94.3” WGZZ, Waverly, AL and “News Talk 1400” WANI, Opelika, AL from Auburn Networks. The deal also includes three FM translators including the Auburn, AL-licensed W254AY at 98.7 FM; the Auburn, AL-licensed W242AX at 96.3 FM; and the Auburn, AL-licensed W294AR at 106.7 FM. Marble City Media already owns five stations in the area including AC “AU-100” WAUE, “Fox Sports 98.3” WFXO, classic hits “The Lake 105.1” WRFS, and country “Kix” WSGN/WYEA (1050/1290). Hubbard is a former member of the Alabama House of Representatives who was sentenced to four years in prison for felony violations of state ethics laws in 2016. He began his prison sentence on Sept. 11 after losing an appeal of his conviction. Marble City Media will operate WGZZ and WANI under a local marketing agreement until closing.
Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC – Entercom has filed a $400,000 deal to sell gospel/religious WPET (950) and gospel WEAL (1510) to Stuart and Nancy Epperson’s Truth Broadcasting. Truth will operate the stations under a time brokerage agreement until closing. Once the sale is finalized, Entercom will still own country “93.1 The Wolf” WPAW, adult hits “98.7 Simon” WSMW, and urban AC WQMG (97.1) in the market.
Mississippi – Kevin Cox has filed a $65,000 deal to buy the 45% stake in Radio Cleveland held by Clint Webster. In a separate deal valued at $5,000 Cox will buy the 10% share in Radio Cleveland held by minority shareholder Greg Shurden. The two deals will give Cox a 100% ownership interest in Radio Cleveland. The company owns urban “Jammin 104” WCLD-FM, gospel “Rejoice 1490” WCLD in Cleveland, MS and urban “Power 106.5” WAID, Clarksdale, MS.
Colorado –Turbo Technical Services has filed a $16,000 deal to buy two FM translators from Proclaiming Christ’s Love Ministries. The deal includes the Alamosa, CO-licensed K225AZ at 92.9 FM and the Monte Vista, CO-licensed K294BO at 106.7 FM.
Birmingham, AL – Avondale Metal Works has filed a $10,000 deal to buy the Leeds, AL-licensed translator W224CN at 92.7 FM from Glen Iris Baptist School.
The filing says Avondale Metal Works is looking for a primary station and it will take the translator off the air if it doesn’t locate one before closing the deal. Glen Iris Baptist School will still own religious WGIB (91.9) and WQEM (101.5) in the Birmingham, AL market.
San Jose – Phuong Pham’s Pham Radio Communications has closed a $100,000 deal to buy KLIV (1590) from Empire Broadcasting. KLIV has been primarily off the air since January 2019 when the land where its tower site was located was sold. Empire Broadcasting earlier unsuccessfully tried to donate the station to San Jose State University. Pham Radio Communications already owns the KVVN (1430) in the San Jose market and the Chinese-language KVTO (1400) in the adjacent San Francisco market. Empire Broadcasting still owns country KRTY (95.3) in the San Jose market.
Oklahoma & Arkansas – Edward Vega’s La Zeta has closed a deal to swap Spanish CHR “La Diferente” KETU (1120) in the Tulsa market to Antonio Perez’s Radio Las Americas in exchange for its Spanish CHR Las Americas Radio 1140” KLTK in the Fayetteville, AR market. The deal has given Radio Las Americas two stations in Tulsa where it already owns Spanish CHR “Las Americas Radio 1380” KMUS. No cash was involved as part of the swap.