Deal Digest Antenna

STATION SALES

Des Moines – VCY America has filed an $825,000 deal to buy religious KTIA (99.3) from Truth Broadcasting. VCY America already covers parts of the Des Moines market with religious rimshotter KVCI, Montezuma, IA (89.7).

Minnesota – Gabriel Media has filed a $200,000 deal to buy AC “The Arrow” KSKK, Verndale, MN (1070) from DeLaHunt Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Verndale, MN-licensed translator K267CU at 101.3 FM. Gabriel Media already owns contemporary Christian “Spirit 92.9” KKJM and religious “K-Yes Catholic Talk” KYES in the region.

Mississippi – Malcolm and Tamika Inniss’ New Vision Broadcasting has filed a $175,000 deal to buy blues/gospel “Live 97.7” WTYJ , Fayette, MS and its simulcast WMIS, Natchez, MS (1240) from Diana Nutter’s Natchez Broadcasting.

Dothan, AL – Brian Baker and Anthony Donelson’s Good Guys Broadcasting has filed a $32,500 deal to buy R&B “Vibe” WARB from Alarado Media. The deal also includes the Dothan, AL-licensed translator W290DG at 105.9 FM. Good Guys Broadcasting has been operating the stations under a local marketing agreement since January.

Arizona – Christmas Brick Foundation has filed to donate KMUR, Bullhead City, AZ (88.3) to Advance Ministries. KMUR is currently off the air.

TRANSLATOR SALES

Tulsa, OK – Broken Arrow Catholic Radio has filed a $350,000 deal to buy the Tulsa, OK-licensed translator K235BK at 94.9 FM from Screen Door Broadcasting. The filing says Broken Arrow Catholic Radio will continue to relay its low-power FM KPIM-LP (102.9) on the translator.

CLOSINGS

Minneapolis – Christian Heritage Broadcasting has closed a $1.225 million deal to buy religious teaching “Praise FM” KNOF (95.3) from Educational Media Foundation. Under the terms of the agreement, Christian Heritage Broadcasting will end its programming of the HD2 channel of EMF’s Christian “Air1” affiliate KMWA (96.3). Christian Heritage Broadcasting previously owned the signal from 2014 to 2015. In addition to KMWA, EMF also owns contemporary Christian “K-Love” affiliates KMKL (90.3), KKLW (90.9), and KRLP (88.1) in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro. And Christian Heritage Broadcasting already owns two “Praise FM” stations outside the Twin Cities – KBHL, Osakis, MN (103.9) and KBHZ, Willmar, MN (91.9).

Spokane, WA – Tom Hodgins and Christopher Jacky’s Xana Oregon has closed a $395,000 deal to buy country “104.5 Hank FM” KNHK and regional Mexican “Ke Buena” KYOZ (1300) from Legend Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Spokane, WA-licensed translator K239CL at 95.7 FM which at 1,300 feet throws a city grade signal over Spokane. It simulcasts KYOZ. Hodgins is currently general manager of the stations. Hodgins’ Alexandra Communications also owns five stations in Walla Walla, WA. Broker: Bob Heymann, Media Services Group (for seller) and MCH Enterprises (for buyer)

Kentucky – Tim and Leila Robinson’s Main Street Industries has closed a $350,000 deal to buy contemporary Christian WHKQ, Louisa, KY (92.3) from Stephanie Scragg’s Expression Production Group.

Kalamazoo, MI – West Central Michigan Media Ministries has closed a $150,000 deal to buy religious WMJC (91.9) from Calvary Radio Network. The deal also includes the Kalamazoo, MI-licensed translator W247AM at 97.3 FM. West Central Michigan Media Ministries already owns seven full-power stations in Michigan in addition to five FM translators all of which carry its “Strong Tower Radio” religious teaching format.