United States

Station Sales:

Joel Hanson sells Washington Interstate Broadcasting Company and its Classic Hits “Hometeam 100.71490 KLOG/100.7 K264CU Kelso WA, “Cookin Country 105.5” KUKN Longview and Rock “101.5 The Blitz” K268BN Eufaula/KUKN-HD2 to John and Nicole Paul for $2.2 million. John Paul has served as General Manager of the stations since 2014 after a long run in programming with stints at WYRK and WBUF Buffalo NY, KUPL Portland, and Westwood One. He had began his career at KLOG and KUKN from 1987 to 1995.

Anthony Bucher’s Hitmaker Music Group is selling 1230 WGGG/92.1 W221DX Gainesville and 900 WMOP Ocala FL to William Johnson’s Urban One Broadcasting Network for $225,000. The deal comes one month after UOBN’s application for review at the FCC protesting the 2020 sale of those stations from Florida Sportstalk LLC to Hitmaker for $260,000 was rejected. UOBN claimed it had entered into an LMA with an option to buy the stations which was not executed due to racial discrimination, but Florida Sportstalk said there was no executed contract. WGGG and WMOP have continued to air Christmas music.

Brian McGlynn’s Genesee Media will purchase Oldies 850 WYLF/93.9 W230CZ Penn Yan NY from Tim Stratton’s Stratton Radio Broadcast Company for $260,000. Genesee Media owns stations in nearby Dansville and Brockport NY, while Stratton retains 1310 WOKR/95.5 W238DG Canandaigua, which he purchased from Genesee in 2019.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-04-29)