Mobile, AL – Marcus Carr’s Portside Media has filed an $849,000 deal to buy classic hits “Sunny 105.7” WCSN from Lee Hagan’s Gulf Coast Broadcasting Co. Carr does not own any other stations. Broker: Vic Bosiger, Mergers Acquisitions
Wisconsin – Sage Weil and Michael Crute’s Civic Media has filed a $700,000 deal to buy classic hits “The Bug” WISS, Berlin, WI (1100) from Hometown Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Oshkosh, WI-licensed translator W252DR at 98.3 FM. Civic Media has already filed a separate $900,000 deal to buy country WRCO-FM (100.9) and oldies WRCO (1450) in Richland Center, WI from Fruit Broadcasting and a $400,000 deal to buy “Sports Fan” WXCO (1230) from Sunrise Broadcasting in the Wausau, WI market. The filing says Civic Media will also announce shortly another deal to buy talk WFHR (1320) in the Wausau-Stevens Point, WI market from Heart of Wisconsin Media. WISS will not overlap with any of the other stations. Once the sale of WISS closes, Hometown Broadcasting will still own classic hits “The Bug” WAUH, Wautoma, WI (102.3) and “The Wave” WRPN, Ripon, WI (1600).
Texas -- LKCM Radio Group has filed a $200,000 deal to buy classic hits “K-Hits 95.5” KOME, Tolar, TX and its simulcast KITT, Meridian, TX (106.5) from Chisholm Trail Communications. The two signals cover an area to the southwest of Fort Worth and overlap with LKCM Radio Group’s country “92.1 Hank FM” KTFW in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market. The filing says the purchase price is reduced by $6,549 in order to cover the costs to repair or replace the KOME antenna. Broker: Media Services Group
Laredo, TX -- Maritza Alfaro’s Iglesia Cristinia Restauracion y Vida has filed a $100,000 deal to buy Spanish Christian KLNT (1490) from Carlos Lopez. Iglesia Cristinia Restauracion y Vida has operated the station under a local marketing agreement since February.
Pennsylvania – Joseph Vilkie and Joe Vilkie’s J2 Media has filed a $38,000 deal to buy “1120 Fox Sports” WKQW, Oil City, PA from Robert Lowe’s Twilight Broadcasting. The deal also includes the Oil City, PA-licensed translator W281CA at 104.1 FM. J2 Media has operated the station under a time brokerage agreement since March. Vilkie already owns classic hits “Cool 101.7” WMVL and AC WGRP (940) in the region.
Orlando & Gainesville-Ocala, FL -- Ricardo D. Arroyo has filed to swap WGMA, Silver Springs Shore, FL (99.7) in the Gainesville-Ocala, FL to Central Florida Educational Foundation in a deal that will allow Arroyo to expand into the Orlando market. WGMA currently simulcasts soft AC “Gold 99 FM” WGMW, La Crosse, FL (99.5). In exchange for WGMA, Central Florida Educational Foundation will hand over the Clermont, FL-licensed translator W279CT at 103.7 FM in the Orlando market to Arroyo. No cash will trade hands as part of the swap. Central Florida Educational Foundation operates the noncommercial “Z-Radio” religious format. It also owns four full-power FMs in the Orlando and Daytona Beach, FL markets.
Richmond, VA – Stuart Epperson’s Truth Broadcasting has filed a $100,000 deal to buy the Bellwood, VA-licensed translator W249CI at 97.7 FM from Nancy Epperson’s Delmarva Educational Association. Truth Broadcasting already uses the translator simulcast religious “The Truth” WLES (590) on FM.
Peoria, IL – Advanced Media Partners has filed a $50,000 deal to buy the Dunlap, IL-licensed translator W282BS at 104.3 FM from LSE Broadcasting. The station currently relays religious WLSE, Canton, IL (103.3) but Advanced Media Partners will change it to its CHR “98.5 Kiss FM” WPIA of an HD subchannel.
California – Southern Oregon University has closed a $150,000 deal to buy the silent 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 in September 2021 due to a lack of revenue. It earlier shut down KHWA.