Religious broadcast group Refuge Media Group is donating three full-power radio stations and 14 translators to fellow religious broadcaster University of Northwestern-St. Paul. The university gains WJRF Duluth, MN (89.5); KRGM Marshall, MN (89.9); and KRFG Nashwauk, MN (102.9). The 14 translators are spread across Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota.
The FCC application to transfer the licenses has the university assuming Refuge’s existing or outstanding liabilities in the amount of $46,680.70, NorthPine.com reports. It will also fund operations of the network, which airs Christian CHR as “Refuge Radio” until closing of the transaction.
As earlier reported by Inside Radio’s Deal Digest, the translators include the Mankato, MN-licensed K206DI at 89.1 FM; Fairmont, MN-licensed K208FJ at 89.5 FM; Hutchinson, MN-licensed K215DU at 90.9 FM; Grand Marias, MN-licensed K220BI at 91.9 FM; Grand Rapids, MN-licensed K256CW at 99.1 FM; New Ulm, MN-licensed K270DZ at 101.9 FM; Pennock, MN-licensed K277CC at 103.3 FM; Sioux Falls, SD-licensed K288GA at 105.5 FM; Brandon, SD-licensed K208EX at 89.5 FM; Watertown, SD-licensed K220IT at 91.9 FM; Brookings, SD-licensed K288EV at 105.5 FM; Spirit Lake, IA-licensed K210CG at 89.9 FM; and the Spencer, IA-licensed K220HY at 91.9 FM.
Once the deal closes, Refuge Media Group will still own two construction permits: KRGO Alton, IA (91.5) and KRFW Watertown, SD (91.9).