Deal Digest Antenna

STATION SALES

Connecticut – Northeast Public Radio/WAMC has filed a $500,000 deal to buy WQQQ, Sharon, CT (103.3) from The Jackson Group. WQQQ becomes the 13th full-power station for Albany, NY-based Northeast Public Radio and its first across the state line in Connecticut. The currently-silent WQQQ had previously been operated by Sacred Heart University’s classical WSHU, Fairfield, CT (91.1) from February 2011 to January 2021.Once the sale closes, The Jackson Group will still own AC “Rip 97.9” WRIP, Windham, NY in the Catskills and adult alternative WCLX-FM (102.9) in the Burlington-Plattsburgh, VT-NY market.

Palm Springs, CA – Brad Fuhr has filed a $300,000 deal to buy rhythmic CHR “K-Gay” KGAY (1270) from Sunnylands Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Thousand Palms, CA-licensed translator K293CL at 106.5 FM. Fuhr is the founder and e-publisher of GayDesertGuide.com. He was previously general manager for the station in 2018 and 2019, and earlier worked for Emmis in Los Angeles. Fuhr is operating the station under a time brokerage agreement until closing.

Kansas – Christi and Steve Lungren’s Doxa Wave has filed a $275,000 deal to buy “Country 95.9” KSOK-FM, Winfield, KS and classic hits “The Mixx” KSOK, Arkansas City, KS (1280) in from Cowley County Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Arkansas City, KS-licensed translator K277CK at 103.3 FM which simulcasts KSOK.

Illinois – Randy Richmond has filed a $208,000 deal to buy adult hits WITY, Danville, IL (980) from Illiana Communications. The deal also includes the Danville, IL-licensed translator W258CY at 99.5 FM. Richmond does not own any other stations.

California – Southern Oregon University has filed a $150,000 deal to buy KSYC, Yreka, CA (103.9) and KHWA, Weed, CA (102.3) from Mark and Cyndi Baird’s Buffalo Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Mount Shasta, CA-licensed translator K257CA at 99.3 FM; the Etna, CA-licensed K221BK at 92.1 FM; and the Grenada, CA-licensed K269AT at 101.7 FM. Buffalo Broadcasting signed-off KSYC at the end of September due to a lack of revenue. It earlier shut down KHWA.

Arkansas – Educational Media Foundation has filed a $42,500 deal to buy gospel KBPB, Harrison, AR (91.9) from New Life Evangelistic Center. EMF does not own a station covering the area and it is expected to put its contemporary Christian “K-Love” format on the signal.

Montana – Hi-Line Radio Fellowship has filed a one dollar deal to buy religious KGLE, Glendive, MT (590) from Friends of Christian Radio. Hi-Line Radio Fellowship will operate the station under a time brokerage agreement until closing. Hi-Line Radio Fellowship already owns 32 stations in addition to several translators.

CLOSINGS

Boston – Tony LaGreca and Larry Justice’s L&J Media has filed a $390,000 deal to buy oldies WMEX (1510) from Ed Perry’s Marshfield Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Weymouth, MA-licensed translator W266DQ at 101.1 FM. The filing shows a $340,000 promissory note. Justice hosts middays on WMEX. Perry bought WMEX in 2018 for $125,000. Marshfield Broadcasting still owns AC WATD/WBMS (95.9/1460).

Oklahoma – Fred Morton has closed a $100,000 deal to buy the 33% stake held in hot AC “Magic 95.3” KMGZ, Lawton, OK from business partner Dennis Yelton. The stock sale will give Morton a controlling 66% stake in the station with the remaining third owned by Linda Meyer. The deal also includes the Lawton, OK-licensed translator K247BA at 97.3 FM. Morton has also agreed to pay Yelton an additional $80,000 under a five-year non-compete agreement. Morton separately own 33% stakes in Fall Media Group with his wife, Evelyn Morton. It owns classic country “Big Country 97.5” KXXN and adult hits “100.9 Bob FM” KWFB in the Wichita Falls, TX market.

North Carolina – Shantae Broadcasting has closed a $41,000 deal to buy gospel WCBT, Roanoke Rapids, NC (1230) from Johns Media Group. The deal also includes the Roanoke Rapids, NC-licensed translator W274AZ at 102.7 FM. The follows Johnson Media Group’s sale of gospel/R&B oldies WCPS, Tarboro, NC (760) to Rev. Thomas Walker’s Trey And Associates for $250,000.