SALES – STATIONS
Washington, DC – iHeartMedia has filed a $1.2 million deal to buy WUST (1120) from Marquee Broadcasting. The station now airs iHeart’s talk “Black Information Network” under a local marketing agreement. WUST becomes the sixth station in the market for iHeartMedia which also owns AC WASH (97.1), classic rock “Big 100.3” WBIG-FM, CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT, country WMZQ-FM (98.7), alternative rock “DC-101” WWDC. Once the sale closes Marquee Broadcasting will still own ethnic WCRW (1190) in the Washington market. Broker: Kalil
New Hampshire – Educational Media Foundation has filed a $395,000 deal to buy WXRG (102.3) and WLKC (105.7) in the Concord, NH market; and adult hits “Free 99.1” WNYN-FM, Whitefield, NH in northern New Hampshire from Steven Silberberg’s Northeast Broadcasting Company. WXRG and WLKC currently relay sister adult alternative “The River” WXRV Boston into the New Hampshire suburbs. The trio will become EMF’s first stations in New Hampshire.
Vermont – Educational Media Foundation has filed a $360,000 deal to buy WRJT, Royalton, VT (103.1) from Steven Silberberg’s Northeast Broadcasting Company. WRJT will become EMF’s first station in Vermont. The station currently relays adult alternative “The Point” WNCS Montpelier, VT (104.7) into Vermont’s Upper Valley region. EMF does not own any stations in the area and is expected to put the contemporary Christian “K-Love” format on WRJT.
Seattle-Tacoma, WA -- 247 Media Broadcasting has struck a $320,000 deal to buy contemporary Christian KTDD (104.9) from iHeartMedia’s Ocean Station Trust II. KTDD will be the second FM signal airing the Worship 24/7 Network which launched in June 2019 as an internet-only station. The company currently owns KURT (93.7) in the Bend, OR market. This new signal will increase the potential reach of Worship 24/7 to over two million people. KTDD has been in the Ocean Station Trust II since 20178 when iHeartMedia struck a deal to expand its clusters in the Seattle-Tacoma and Boston markets. The company will still own eight stations in the Seattle market after the deal closes. Broker: Jon Yinger, Broadcast Properties, LLC
Gainesville-Ocala, FL – Tony Bucher’s Hitmaker Music Group has filed a $260,000 deal to buy sports/talk “The Goat” simulcast of WGGG/WMOP (1230/900) from Florida SportsTalk. The deal also includes the Gainesville, FL-licensed W221DX at 92.1 FM. The agreement includes a $235,000 promissory note. Hitmaker Music Group will operate the stations under a time brokerage agreement until closing. It does not own any other stations. Hitmaker Music Group is a record promotion and marketing business that works with record labels including Sony Music Group and Universal. Broker: Hadden & Associates
Boston – Blount Communications has filed an $80,000 deal to buy the currently-silent WILD (1090) from AIM Broadcasting. WILD is a 4,800-watt daytime-only station. William and Deborah Blount already own religious “Life Changing Radio 760” WVNE in the suburban Worcester, MA market. Blount Communications will operate WILD under a local marketing agreement until closing.
Texas – Libertad en Cristo Ministries has filed a $10,000 deal to buy religious KOGW, Hartley, TX (90.5) and religious KUHC, Stratford, TX (91.5) from Top of Texas Educational Broadcasting Foundation. Libertad En Cristo Ministries already owns Spanish-language religious KLEC, Liberal, KS (90.5). Once the sale closes Top of Texas will still own nine stations in Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado.
SALES --- TRANSLATORS
Minneapolis-St. Paul -- Hmong Radio Broadcast has filed a $10,000 deal to buy the New Richmond, WI-licensed translator W277CW at 103.3 FM from Edgewater Broadcasting. The signal will be used to simulcast ethnic WIXK (1590) in the eastern portion of the market.
Oklahoma – Guymon Oklahoma Translator Committee files to donate the Guymon, OK-licensed translator K211CB at 90.1 FM to Great Plains Christian Radio. The station currently relays Great Plains Christian Radio’s gospel KHYM, Copeland, KS (103.9).
Pennsylvania – Schlesinger Communications has closed a $1.05 million deal to buy five stations near the State College, PA and Altoona, PA markets from Magnum Broadcasting. The first piece of the deal valued at $350,000 includes classic rock WQKK, Renovo, PA (106.9); talk/sports “970 News Talk” WBLF, Bellefonte, PA and the Altoona, PA-licensed translator W292EZ at 106.3 FM which simulcasts WBLF. The second piece of the sale includes rock “Qwik Rock 105.9” WQCK, Philipsburg, PA. It includes a $25,000 cash payment and Schlesinger Communications will assume an outstanding promissory note valued at $676,967. Jeffry and Mark Schlesinger already own classic rock WSQV (92.1) and classic hits WBPZ (1230) in the area.
Tennessee – Sam Kennedy has closed a $1.05 million deal to buy “Classic Hits 101.7” WKOM and AC/talk “The Star Station” WKRM (1340) in Columbia, TN from Robert and Ginger McKay’s Middle Tennessee Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Columbia, TN-licensed translator W279DL at 103.7 FM.
Mississippi – Boyd and Carol Ingram have closed a $776,953 deal to buy country WBLE, Batesville. MS (100.5); “Country Legends 106.9” WHKL, Crenshaw, MS; and WHKL’s simulcast of WJBI, Batesville, MS (1290) from Batesville Broadcasting Company. The deal also includes a construction permit for the Batesville, MS-licensed translator W244ED at 96.7 FM which once constructed will simulcast WJBI.
Las Vegas – Eric Palacido’s Radio Activo Broadcasting has closed a $450,000 deal to buy Chinese-language “iCity Radio 93.5” KADD (93.5) from James Su. The deal includes a $350,000 promissory note. Radio Activo Broadcasting already owns Spanish CHR “94.5 Exa FM” KXLI in the market.
Indiana – Ball State University’s Indiana Public Radio has closed a deal to sell one of its radio stations. Jayland Radio will pay $40,702 to acquire WBSJ, Portland, IN (91.7). The Class A station is currently off the air. Jayland Radio plans to air a religious format on WBSJ. Indiana Public Radio still owns five FMs in Indiana.
Mississippi – Seth Kent’s Back Forty Broadcasting files a $5,000 deal to buy WLEE, Winona, MS (1570) from Brantley Broadcast Associates. The sale also includes the Winona, MS-licensed translator W251CN at 98.1 FM. It is the first station owned by Seth Kent, but his wife, Sharon Kent, is 50% owner of country “95.1 The Hawg” WONA-FM, Vaiden, MS.