Deal Digest Antenna

STATION SALES

Indianapolis – Urban One has filed a $25 million deal to buy soft AC “B107.5” WYXB, country “Hank 97.1” WLHK, and news/talk WIBC (93.1) from Emmis Communications. The deal also includes the Indianapolis-licensed translators W228CX at 93.5 and W298BB at 107.5 FM which rebroadcast sports “The Fan,” which originates on WIBC-HD2. Urban One already owns four stations in the market including rhythmic CHR “Hot 96.3 WHHH, CHR “Radio Now 100.9” WNOW, urban AC WTLC-FM (106.7) and gospel “The Light” WLTC (1390). In order to comply with FCC limits, Urban One says it will sell WHHH, along with the intellectual property for “Radio Now 100.9” to an undisclosed third party.

Fort Myers-Naples, FL – Fort Myers Broadcasting Company has filed an $8 million deal to buy soft AC “Wave 101.1” WAVV from Alpine Broadcasting. The sale follows the death of longtime WAVV operator Norman Albert. Fort Myers Broadcasting already owns a radio-TV cluster in the market, including AC WINK-FM (96.9) and Spanish AC “Latino 97.7” WTLQ-FM, along with CBS affiliate WINK-TV. It also owns the Spanish tropical “Maxima” format that relays off of the HD2 channel of WINK-FM onto the Golden Gate, FL-licensed W239CL at 95.7 FM and the Pine Island Center, FL-licensed W247CR at 97.3 FM.

Eau Claire, WI –Magnum Media has filed a $600,000 deal to buy AC “C-105” WCFW from Bushland Radio. The deal also includes the Chippewa Falls, WI-licensed translator W256AE at 99.1 FM. Rollie Bushland signed-on WCFW in 1968. Dave and Reid Magnum own 24 other Wisconsin radio stations, but WCFW will become their first in the Eau Claire market.

Indiana – Shake Broadcasting has filed a $337,000 deal to buy classic rock “94.5 The Razor” WRZR, Loogootee, IN from Hembree Communications. DeWayne Shake already owns country “The General 1580” WAMW in Loogootee, and classic hits “Memories 107.9” WAMW-FM in nearby Washington, IN.

Virginia -- Stu-Comm has filed a $310,000 deal to buy Spanish religious WRJR, Claremont, VA (670) from Cadena Radial Nueva Vida. The deal also includes the Norfolk, VA-licensed translator W273DZ at 102.5 FM. Stu-Comm already owns four stations in southern Virginia airing its adult alternative format, including WHAN and WFTH (1430/1590) in the nearby Richmond market; WNRN (91.9) in the Charlottesville market; and WNRS-FM (89.9) in the Roanoke-Lynchburg market; as well as several FM translator. Brokers: Griffin Media Brokers (for seller) and Guest Technology (for buyer)

Colorado – Don Tlapek’s Blizzard Broadcasting has filed an $80,000 deal to buy sports KTYV, Steamboat Springs, CO (105.7) from Ken Clark. Blizzard Broadcasting has operated the station under a time brokerage agreement since 2017. It already owns six other stations in the region including hot AC KRAI-FM (93.7), soft AC “Easy 94.1” KEZZ, classic rock “The River 98.9” KCOQ, “96.9 Big Country Radio” KBCR, regional Mexican “La Lumero Uno 1230” KKSB, and country KRAI (550).

Illinois & Indiana – The Power Foundation files to swap religious “The Life FM” WEGN, Kankakee, IL (88.7) to Olivet Nazarene University in exchange for religious WSSZ, Kokomo, IN (88.3). Under the terms of the deal, the University will pay $128,000 to The Power Foundation. And The Power Foundation will pay $10 to the University. WSSZ is a construction permit.

TRANSLATOR SALES

Richmond, VA – Disruptor Radio has filed a $200,000 deal to buy the Richmond, VA-licensed translator W299DB at 107.7 FM from the Delmarva Educational Association. Disruptor Radio already uses the signal to simulcast its conservative talk WJFN-FM & AM (100.5/820). It also relays on the Chester, VA-licensed translator W244EB at 94.7 FM.

Indiana -- Langford Broadcast Group has filed a $5,000 deal to buy the Portage, IN-licensed translator W272BZ at 102.3 FM from FCR Broadcasting. Larry Langford will use the signal to simulcast classic hits WGTO, Cassopolis, MI (910).

CLOSINGS

Multistate Deal -- Townsquare Media has closed an $18,629,500 all-cash deal to buy Cherry Creek Broadcasting. The deal includes 35 stations nine markets: Butte, MT; Great Falls, MT; Missoula, MT; Montrose, CO; Sierra Vista, AZ; St. George-Cedar City, UT; Tri-Cities, WA; Wenatchee, WA; and Williston, ND.

Townsquare will also spin off six stations in Missoula, a mix of stations it already owns and stations it is pulling in from Cherry Creek. Anderson Broadcasting will buy CHR “New 106.7” KXDR, rhythmic CHR “107.5 Zoo FM” KENR, “Fox Sports Radio 1450” KYLT, and news-talk KLYQ (1240) in a deal valued at $150,000.

Townsquare will also sell buy adult hits “Max 98.7” KHKM to Legacy Broadcasting for $60,000. And Townsquare will donate modern rock “Alt 101.5” KAMM-FM to Missoula Community Radio. Because it will no longer be allowed to operate a low-power station, MCR will relinquish the license of variety KFGM-LP Missoula, (105.5) when the deal closes.

In order to comply with FCC ownership limits, Townsquare will also place CHR “97.5 Kiss FM” KOLW in the Tri-Cities, WA market into a divestiture trust for sale.

Townsquare is holding onto the intellectual property, logos, programming and trademarks for the divestitures. The deal will bring Townsquare Media to 356 stations in 74 markets. Broker: Kalil

San Jose -- Educational Media Foundation has closed a $3.138 million deal to buy “Hot Country” KRTY (95.3) from Empire Broadcasting. The deal includes FM boosters in Scotts Valley and New Almaden. It does not include KRTY’s intellectual property. The sale follows the 2020 death of longtime owner Bob Kieve, who first bought KRTY in 1992 for $3 million. Empire Broadcasting earlier sold sister KLIV (1590) to Pham Radio Communications. Educational Media Foundation also owns contemporary Christian “K-Love” affiliate KJLV (97.7) in the San Jose market, along with several FM translators. KRTY is now carrying the “K-Love” format.

Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC -- Chuck Marsh’s Alamance Media Partners has closed a $925,000 deal to buy religious WPCM (920) and WMFR (1230) from Curtis Media Group. The deal also includes the High Point, SC-licensed translator W283CV at 104.5 FM. Alamance Media Partners already owns country “Maverick” WSML (1200) in the market. Under the terms, Curtis Media Group will modify the transmitter facilities of WPCM and also construct a new transmitter site for WSML. The sale follows Curtis Media’s $625,0000 deal to sell the WSJS (600) to Truth Broadcasting. With both deals now closes, it leaves Curtis with regional Mexican “La Ley 101.1” WYMY in Greensboro-Winston-Salem.

Oklahoma -- Remember Radio has closed a $30,100 deal to buy country KALV, Alva, OK (1430 from William Wachter’s One Media. The deal also includes the Alva, OK-licensed translator K258GZ at 99.5 FM. The filing says $30,000 of the purchase price is for KALV and $100 is for the translator. Remember Radio is a partnership among Grant Merrill, Ben Buckland (70%), Grant Merrill (15%) and J.D. Ford (15%).

Michigan & Wyoming – Jerry Edwards has closed a deal to donate two clusters to Bobby Lee Edward’s Radio Central. In the Alpena, MI area the transfer includes classic rock “Thunder 100.7” WWTH, classic hits “The Wave 99.9” WHAK-FM, hot AC “107.7 The Bay” WHSB, classic rock “I-92” WIDL, and classic country WKYO (1360). And in the Lander-Riverton, WY area it donates “Country Legends 101.7” KDNO, hot AC “99.1 The Heat” KWYW, rock “Wind River`s Rock 93.1” KFCW, country KTAK (93.9), and talk KVOW (1450). It also donates the Riverton, WY-licensed translator K281BF at 104.1 FM which simulcast KTAK. And the Lander, WY-licensed translator K237CP at 95.3 FM which simulcasts KFCW.