St. Louis – The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod has filed a $570,000 deal to buy religious KXFN (1380) from Relevant Radio. The deal also includes the St. Louis, MO-licensed translator K287BY at 105.3 FM. Once the sale closes, Relevant Radio will still own WSDZ (1260) in the market. Broker: Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage
California – CSN International has filed a $35,000 deal to buy the Grover City, CA-licensed translator K270AF at 101.9 FM from Spirit Communications. The signal covers an area between the Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo markets. CSN International will air its religious format on the signal. Broker: MCH Enterprises
Indianapolis – Inter Mirifica has closed a $400,000 deal to buy adult alternative WFCI (89.5) from Franklin College. The deal includes a $125,000 promissory note. WFCI will flip to a religious format. Inter Mirifica currently owns the “Catholic Radio 89.1/90.9” simulcast of WSPM, Cloverdale, IN and WSQM, Noblesville, IN.
Texas -- Gerry Schlegel’s LKCM Radio Group has closed a $200,000 deal to buy classic hits “K-Hits 95.5” KOME, Tolar, TX and its simulcast KITT, Meridian, TX (106.5) from Bill Wachter’s 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: Bill Witley, Media Services Group
Montana -- Cameron Maxwell’s Desert Mountain Broadcasting has closed a $45,000 deal to buy variety KMSM, Butte, MT (103.9) from Montana Tech University. Desert Mountain Broadcasting plans to convert KMSM to a commercial station. Desert Mountain Broadcasting already owns a dozen stations in Montana, including in the Billings and Bozeman markets. KMSM will become its first in Butte.
Chicago – In suburban Chicago, 2820 Communications has closed a $25,000 deal to buy contemporary Christian “Shine FM” WUON, Morris, IL (89.3) from Olivet Nazarene University. It is expected 2820 Communications will put its “Catholic Spirit Radio” on the signal.