My Town Media flipped two stations to Variety Hits as “Bob-FM” this weekend.
90s based Rock “Z107.5” 1550 KRZD/107.5 K298CI Springfield MO and “Radio X 103.5” KWXD Asbury MO both made the move to Kroeger Media’s “Bob-FM” brand on Friday.
In Springfield the flip places KRZD in direct competition with SummitMedia’s “106.7 The River” KRVI, while KWXD goes up against Carthage Broadcasting Company’s “95.1 Mike-FM” KMXL in Joplin MO/Pittsburg KS.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-05-28)
Stations Sales of Week 5/26
Taylor Made Broadcasting Network sells AC 100.9 KGLC and Country 910 KVIS Miami OK to Michael Landis’ Land Go Radio Group for $100,000. Land Go owns “SoMo Sports Radio” 1560 WMBH/101.3 K268CP Joplin and Oldies 101.3 KHST Lamar MO. Taylor Made retains Country 99.3 KGVE Grove OK.
Joshua Smith’s Yankee Kingdom Media Corp. will acquire Country 101.3 WYKR-FM Haverhill NH and Christian 1100 WTWN/105.1 W286DE Wells River VT from Puffer Broadcasting for $125,000. Smith will also acquire the station’s tower properties from Puffer’s Mill Street Enterprises in a separate deal. Smith recently served.
Dos Media buys Spanish CHR “La Selecta” 1050 WVXX/103.3 W277DF Norfolk VA from Hindlin Broadcasting for $850,000. Dos Media has been operating WVXX via Time Brokerage Agreement since March 2021.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-05-26)
iFiber Communications is selling News/Talk “iFiberOne NewsRadio” 1030 KMAS/103.3 K277CZ Shelton WA to John & Rebecca Hansen’s Fjord Holdings LLC and Jeff Slakey’s The Anecdotalist LLC for $152,940.
The Hansens, who also own local magazine Tracing The Fjord, and Slakey will each own 50% of the station. The deal marks a return to KMAS for Slakey who started with the station as a part-time host in 2005 and rose to morning host in 2008 and later General Manager prior to his exit last May to join Tracing The Fjord as a reporter and media coordinator.
In a Facebook post announcing the sale, it is noted that KMAS will return to a Full Service Classic Hits format in the coming weeks.
Local cable operator iFiber Communications had merged with KMAS owner Olympic Broadcasting in 2016 with the station rebranding at that time to “iFiberOne NewsRadio“. KMAS serves the southern Puget Sound and southeast Olympic Peninsula.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-04-09)
Edward Baker is transferring multiple signals between Positive Alternative Radio and his other license holding companies.
WKGM Inc. will donate Christian Preaching 940 WKGM Smithfield/Norfolk VA to PAR with the donation valued at $450,000. Base Communications’ Southern Gospel “Joy-FM” 890 WKNV Fairlawn VA is donated to PAR in a transfer valued at $80,000. Big River Radio Inc. donates Christian Preaching 1080 WOKT Canonsburg KY/106.7 W294CP Huntington WV in what is being valued at $150,000. The three stations will be converted to non-commercial status.
Positive Alternative Radio will also trade 97.1 W246CR Christianburg VA to Base Communications in exchange for 102.3 W272EA Fairlawn/Pulaski. W246CR will continue to rebroadcast Baker’s Dublin Radio LLC Sports “ESPN Blacksburg” Dublin, while W272EA will continue to rebroadcast WKNV.
Iola Broadcasting sells “Kiks Country” 101.5 KIKS-FM and Talk/Sports 1370 KIOL/99.3 K257GM Iola KS to Ad Astra per Aspera Broadcasting for $325,000.
La Promesa Foundation will receive “St. Valentine Catholic Radio” 1010 KDJW Amarillo/94.5 K233CB Canyon and Spanish Catholic “Radio San Toribio” 1360 KTNZ/93.5 K228FO Amarillo TX as a gift from Catholic Radio of the Texas High Plains. La Promesa operates Catholic networks in both languages under the “Guadalupe Radio” name.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-04-28)
Augusta Radio Fellowship has cancelled its purchase of Cherokee Broadcasting’s three stations in the southwest corner of North Carolina. Augusta Radio Fellowship was going to pay $550,000 for Oldies “Big 6 Radio” 600 WCVP Murphy, Country/Christian “Pure Country” 95.9 WCVP-FM Robbinsville, and AC 102.7 WCNG Murphy. Also cancelled is the donation of WCNG translator 101.3 W267BC Blairsville GA from John Reynolds to Augusta Radio Fellowship.
Norsan Media expands in Jacksonville FL with the purchase of Christian Preaching “Pure Radio” 1320 WJNJ Jacksonville and translators 92.7 W224EF Orange Park and 103.7 W279AG Atlantic Beach FL from New Covenant Ministries for $700,000.
None of the intellectual property of the current brand is included in the deal as Norsan adds WJNJ to a cluster that includes Regional Mexican “La Raza 92.9” 970 WNNR Jacksonville/92.9 W225BI Stockade and 1570 WVOJ/92.3 W222CL Fernandina Beach, Spanish AC “Latina 92.1” WJXR MacClenny and 1160 WEWC/97.5 W248CT Callahan, and Hispanic Rhythmic “Flow 105.3” WYKB Fernandina Beach.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-04-21)
After surrendering the licenses of 650 KPRP Honolulu and 940 KKNE Waipahu HI in December, SummitMedia requested the licenses be reactivated and now we know why as the company is donating both to Saul Levine’s Advanced Public Radio. In addition to his commercial licenses in Los Angeles and Monterey CA, Levine’s Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters owns 105.7 K289BE Kawaihae HI and Advanced Public Radio holds CPs for new non-commercial signals on 90.1 Holualoa and 88.3 Kahului HI.
Samuel M Stemm is selling his 83% stake of Metroplex Communications’ 1570 WBGZ Alton IL and translators 94.3 W232CR and 107.1 W296DR Alton to Nick Darr and Sheila Darr for $300,000. Nick Darr will increase his stake from 3% to 48%, while Sheila Darr will take a 35% stake.
El Sembrador Ministries acquires “La Nueva” 1100 KAFY Bakersfield CA from Boris Treyzon’s AOTS Holdings Inc. for $450,000. Not included in the deal is co-owned Silent translator 92.3 K222DH Delano. The “La Nueva” programming will continue on La Nueva Broadcasting’s 102.1 K271DD Bakersfield and K271DF Conner allegedly fed via Hispanic Target Media’s 100.9 KHMU Buttonwillow.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-03-31)
John Caracciolo’s JVC Media is expanding its holdings on Long Island with the purchase of Soft AC “93.3 The Breeze” 1440 WLIM Medford/93.3 W227CL Port Jefferson NY from Michael Celenza’s Commercial Assets Inc. for $500,000.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-03-31)
Amador Bustos’ Bustos Media is expanding in Tucson with the purchase of Oldies “101.7 The Drive” 830 KDRI Tucson/101.7 K269FV Oro Valley AZ from Fletcher McCusker and Bobby Rich’s Tucson Radio LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
KDRI will join a Bustos Media cluster that includes Conservative Talk “1030 The Voice” KVOI Cortaro, Spanish Rhythmic “Urbana 92.5” K223CI Tucson/KZLZ-HD2, Regional Mexican “La Poderosa 105.3” KZLZ Casas Adobes, and Rhythmic AC “106.3 The Groove” KTGV Oracle. Bustos will begin operating KDRI via LMA on April 1 with their cluster GM Patty Ruiz adding oversight of the station.
McCusker told the Arizona Daily Star, “The biggest challenge we’ve had is that we’re a stand-alone station. Everybody else is a package like Cumulus and iHeart. Even though we’ve risen to No. 2 in the market, we’re not going to get anywhere without a budget.” Ruiz added that no format change is planned for the station and that it’s current airstaff will remain.
Tucson Radio had acquired the former KFLT from Family Life Broadcasting in 2019 for $650,000 with “The Drive” launching in August of that year. Rich serves as Program Director and morning host.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-03-29)
John Fredericks’ Disruptor Radio LLC purchases Oldies “Westmoreland Gold” 910 WXJX Apolla/98.7 W254CR Latrobe and 1480 WCNS/107.5 W298DH Latrobe PA from Steve Clendenin’s Maryland Media One for $435,000. Fredericks owns or is in the process of acquiring Conservative Talk stations in Atlanta, Norfolk, Philadelphia, and Richmond.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-03-24)
3 Towers Broadcasting has purchased Full Service Classic Hits 1050 WTCA/106.1 W291BQ Plymouth IN from Kathy and Jim Bottorff’s Community Service Broadcasting for an undisclosed amount.
3 Towers will begin operating WTCA via Time Brokerage Agreement on April 1 and intend to bring their “Giant FM” brand to the station. The company operates digital news publications in conjunction with each of its radio properties and intends to launch MarshallCountyPost.com alongside WTCA.
The Johnny McCrory and Scott Huber led 3 Towers Broadcasting also owns 1520 WSVX/96.5 W243CL Shelbyville/106.3 W292FH Greenfield and 92.1 WROI Rochester IN, and operates 94.3 WREB Greencastle IN via LMA with a purchase still pending. All operate under the “Giant-FM
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-03-21)