Colorado & New Mexico – Scott Hutton’s Hutton Broadcasting has filed a $2.19 million deal to buy nine stations from Rogers Brandon’s American General Media. In the Durango, CO area it buys AC “92.9 The Point” KPTE, CHR “99X” KKDG and “News Talk 1240” KDGO. It also picks up the Durango, CO-licensed translator at 98.3 FM which simulcasts KDGO.
In the Cortez, Co area it buys AC KRTZ (98.7), “Kiss Country 97.9” KISZ, and “News Talk 740” KVFC. It also picks up the Cortez, CO-licensed translator K222AD which simulcasts KVFC. And in the Farmington, NM area it buys “Classic Rock 92.5” KRWN, adult hits “107.9 Pirate Radio” KPRT, and “News Talk 1390” KENN. The deal as incudes two FM translators: the Farmington, NM-licensed K257DQ at 99.3 which simulcasts KISZ. And the Farmington, NM-licensed K221DJ at 92.1 FM which simulcasts KENN.
Hutton Broadcasting currently owns six stations in the Santa Fe, NM market. Once the sale closes, American General Media will still own stations in the Albuquerque, NM; Bakersfield, CA; San Luis Obispo, CA; and Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA markets.
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX – Educational Media Foundation has filed a $610,000 deal to buy adult hits “105.3 Free FM” KXXF from Excel Media. KXSF is a Class C 2 FM with 50,000 watts. EMF will air its contemporary Christian “K-Love” network on the station. The deal becomes EMF’s first full-power station in the market where “K-Love” currently airs on a trio of FM translators including the Beaumont, TX-licensed K251AL at 98.1 FM: the Groves, TX-licensed K234AM at 94.7 FM; and the Mauriceville, TX-licensed K255BB at 98.9 FM. The sale follows the July 2019 death of owner John Walton. Excel Media does not own any other stations. Brokers: Dave Garland Media Brokerage (for seller) and Andrew Guest, Guest Technology (for buyer)
Washington – Ephrata Radio has filed a $152,940 deal to buy news-talk KMAS, Shelton, WA (1030) from iFiber One. The deal includes the Shelton, WA-licensed translator K277CZ at 103.3 FM. The contract shows a $122,352 promissory note is included in the sale. Seller iFiber One is the local cable television provider and it has already been operating KMAS as a brand extension of its local TV news channel as “iFiberOne News Radio.”
Idaho – CSN International has filed a $75,000 deal to buy regional Mexican “La Perrona 93.5” KXCD, Fairfield, ID from Lee Family Broadcasting. The station will flip to a noncommercial religious format. But under the terms of the deal, if CSN International converts KXCD back into a commercial FM, it agrees to pay an additional $70,000 to Lee Family Broadcasting. The regional Mexican “La Perrona” format will remain on Lee Family’s KXTA, Gooding, ID (99.1).
Oregon -- Randy and Debra McKone’s Elkhorn Media Group has filed a $3,000 deal to buy the Union, OR-licensed translator K243AA at 96.5 FM from Grande Ronde Radio Associate-First Baptist Church of La Grande. The translator will simulcast the country format currently heard on KCMB/KJDY (104.7/1400).
Dallas-Ft. Worth – Richard Witkovski’s North Texas Radio Group has closed a $250,000 deal to buy regional Mexican KZMP (1540) from Estrella Media. North Texas Radio Group currently owns seven stations, but KZMP will become its first in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market. Once the sale closes, Estrella Media will still own Spanish AC “Luna 98.3” KBOC, regional Mexican “Luna 98.3” KNOR, and regional Mexican “La Ranchera 106.7” KZZA in the market, as well as four radio stations in Houston.
St. Louis – Louis Eckelkamp’s East Central Broadcasting has closed a $210,000 deal to buy “Real Talk” KXEN (1010) and sports “920 The Game” WGNU from Radio Property Ventures. The deal includes the St. Louis, MO-licensed translator K264CY at 100.7 FM. The sale includes an $180,000 promissory note. East Central Broadcasting already owns classic rock KWUL/KLPW (101.7/1220) in the St. Louis market.
Atlanta – Light Media Holdings has closed a $75,000 deal to buy ethnic “Radio Punjab” WTZA (1010) from Radio Punjab. Radio Punjab bought WTZA in 2020 for $300,000 along with the Norcross, GA-licensed translator W227DN at 93.3 FM. Radio Punjab still own stations in Texas and on the West Coast. Buyer Light Media Holdings already owns R&B “1430 The King” WYKG in the Atlanta market. Broker: Griffin Media Brokers
Oklahoma -- Calvario Communications has closed a $68,000 deal to buy Spanish religious KOCD, Okeene, OK (101.50 from Sair Communications. Calvario Communications is a three-way partnership between Francisco Martinez, Rafael Pantoja and James Merlo.
Texas – Francisco Javier Navarros Roca Radio has closed a $100 deal to buy the currently-silent KBNU, Uvalde, TX (93.9); KVOU, Uvalde, TX (104.9); KUVA, Uvalde, TX (102.3); KINL, Eagle Pass, TX (92.7); and KEPS, Eagle Pass, TX (1270) from Moises Gonzalez’s South Texas Radio. All of the stations are currently off the air. Gonzalez told the FCC last July that he lost the stations’ transmitter sites.