STATION SALES

South Dakota – Duane Butt and Dean Sorenson are selling their 30% interests in classic hits KXLG, Milbank, SD (99.1) and the Milbank, SD-licensed translator K262CK at 100.3 FM. And Bob Faehn – who is the station’s general manager – will cut his 40% stake to 25%. In their place, Boldt Media, Mindy and Tracy Huntington, and Steve and Marla Willard will each buy a 25% stake in the station for a combined $2.5 million.

Pittsburgh – St. Barnabas Broadcasting has filed a $2.33 million deal to buy talk “Beaver County Radio” WBVP/WMBA (1230/1460) from Sound Ideas Media. The sale also includes the Beaver Falls, PA-licensed translator W257EA at 99.3 FM and the Beaver Falls, PA-licensed translator W239CR at 95.7 FM. The filing shows a $1.03 million promissory note is part of the sales agreement. St. Barnabas Broadcasting already owns “Talk Radio 1230” WJAS in the Pittsburgh market. No staffing changes are planned for WBVP/WMBA. St. Barnabas Broadcasting is a subsidiary of the not-for-profit St. Barnabas Health System.

Cedar Rapids, IA – Ecker Broadcasting has filed a $700,000 deal to buy classic hits KMRY (1450) from Sellers Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Cedar Rapids, IA-licensed translator K226BO at 93.1 FM. The deal includes a $585,000 promissory note. Jim Ecker is currently the Sports Director at KMRY and is the President and Editor of the MetroSportsReport.com, a website covering local sports. He previously spent 27 years as a sportswriter at The Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Tampa – DRC Broadcasting has filed a $600,000 deal to buy regional Mexican WMGG (1470) from Neal Ardman’s NIA Broadcasting. The sale also includes the Tampa-licensed translator W270DU at 101.9 FM. The deal includes a $350,000 promissory note. DRC Broadcasting will operate the station under a five-year time brokerage agreement that includes a one-time $250,000 payment that will be applied to the purchase price. DRC Broadcasting currently owns tropical “Ritmo” WQXM (1460) in the Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL market.

Panama City, FL – Gold Standard Broadcasting has filed a $250,000 deal to buy sports “104.3 ESPN Panama City” WGSX from Horizon Broadcasting. Horizon has been operating the station under a time brokerage agreement since 2017.

Vermont – Music Guild International has filed to return the currently-silent WEXP, Brandon, VT (101.5) to Radio Vermont. It bought the station in 2020 for $275,000 with a promissory note for the full purchase price. But the not-for-profit organization defaulted and under a court settlement it agreed to return WEXP to Ken Squier’s Radio Vermont to satisfy its outstanding debt totaling $302,000. Radio Vermont earlier announced plans to sell most of its remaining stations to director of sales Steve Cormier.

Monroe, LA – Todd Fowler’s Skyline Media has filed a $20,000 deal to buy the currently-silent KJMG (97.3) from William Whitley’s KP Music Group.

Raleigh-Durham, NC -- A&B Media has filed a $10,000 deal to buy regional Mexican “La Ke Buena 1310 AM” WTIK from Truth Broadcasting. A&B Media is operating the statin under a local marketing agreement until closing. It does not own any other stations. Once the sale closes, Truth Broadcasting will still own Spanish sports WRJD (1410) and gospel “The Cross” WTSB (1090) in the Raleigh-Durham market.

Illinois – Doug Smith’s GBI Communications has filed a deal to buy news-talk WBBA, Pittsfield, IL (97.5) and country WJBM, Jerseyville, IL (1480) from David Fuhler and Jack Hull’s DJ Two Rivers Radio. The sale also includes the Jerseyville, IL-licensed translator W284DN at 104.7 FM which simulcasts WJBM. The filing says the transfer is part of a settlement of a financial and legal dispute between the two parties including a promissory note valued at $337,844. GBI Communications will operate the stations under a time brokerage agreement until closing. It says it will sublease the stations to Mid-Missouri Radio.

CLOSINGS

Tennessee – Educational Media Foundation has closed a $550,000 deal to buy WSAA, Benton, TN (93.1) from Thomas Cashman. EMF already airs its contemporary Christian “Air1” network on WSAA. It does not currently own any other stations in the area.

Erie, PA – The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has closed a $70,000 deal to buy “Kickin` Country 1370” WWCB from the Mid State Sports Network. The deal also includes the Corry, PA-licensed translator W231DW at 94.1 FM. The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine also owns classic hits “LECOM Radio 88.5” WMCE in the Erie market.