Bell Media has found a buyer for its three AMs in Hamilton and Windsor ON it announced its intent to sell in June.

Neeti Ray will acquire Comedy “Funny 820” CHAM and Business “BNN Bloomberg 1150” CKOC Hamilton as well as Oldies “AM 580” CKWW Windsor ON from Bell for $445,000. Ray currently owns the South Asian focused “Radio CINA” brand heard on 1650 CINA Mississauga/Toronto, 102.3 CINA-FM Windsor/Detroit, and 106.3 CKIN-FM Montreal. The sale filing notes, “The applicant also requested new broadcasting licenses to continue the operation of the undertakings under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licenses,” not indicating a desire yet to change formats to a similar Ethnic format.

Bell announced their intent to sell the three AMs when they signed-off six other stations in July as part of a companywide restructuring.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-11-16)

United States

After ending a 24 year run at Audacy Rock “98 Rock” KRXQ Sacramento in June, the Rob, Anybody, and Dawn Show will return to the market in a partnership with Lotus Coommunications.
Host Rob Williams’ Williams Broadcasting Incorporated will begin programming 890 KVMX Olivehurst/104.7 K284CM Sacramento on Monday, November 13 as “RAD Radio“. The Rob, Anybody, and Dawn Show will air live in mornings with replays in afternoons and overnights, while best-of segments will run in middays and evenings.
KVMX/K284CM is currently part of Lotus’ Spanish Ranchera simulcast “La Ranchera” along with 92.1 KVMX-FM Placerville and 105.5 KSAC Dunnigan.
The Rob, Anybody and Dawn Show also airs on Lotus’ 104.5 KDOT Reno NV.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-10-10)

United States

Thunder Associates sells Oldies 690 WELD Fisher, Country 101.7 WELD-FM Moorefield and Variety Hits “V103.7” WQWV Fisher WV to the Joshua Parsons led Save Our Station LLC in a deal where the station assets are sold for $24,750 and the real estate for $192,500.

Stu-comm Inc. will purchase Sports “ESPN 1240 The BossWTON and Classic Hits “Star 94.3” WTON-FM Staunton VA from High Impact Communications for $550,000. At closing both stations will convert to non-commercial station joining their statewide Adult Alternative network based at 91.9 WNRN Charlottesville. Guest Technology & Brokerage served as broker for the buyer.

GBI also sells Classic Country 1480 WJBM/104.7 W284DN Jerseyville IL to George Lorton’s First Cut Media for $100,000. GBI Communications had received WBBA-FM and WJBM as part of a legal settlement between DJ Two Rivers Radio Inc.’s David Fuhrer and Jack Hull in September 2021.

Don Davis’ Vanguard Media will purchase Country 1400 KCHS Truth or Consequence NM from Frances Luna’s GPK Media LLC for $50,000. Davis already owns KCHS’s translator 101.9 K270CE Truth or Consequence.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-10-06)

United States

Equity Communications has completed the sell-off of its properties in southern New Jersey with the sale of “Classic Oldies WMID1340 WMID Atlantic City/1230 WCMC Wildwood to Rick Brancadora’s The Jersey Giant WMID LLC for $50,000.

The sale follows Equity’s $2 million sale in August of four FMs to iHeartMedia. The company also has pending divestitures of WMID simulcaster 93.1 WEZV Wildwood Crest to Educational Media Foundation and 102.3 WAIV Cape May to Mighty Voice Broadcasting.

The two AMs will join Brancadora’s holdings of Classic Hits 94.3 WIBG-FM Avalon and recently flipped “Hot Country 101” 1020 WWAC Ocean City-Somers Point/101.3 W267BP Pleasantville/101.9 W270DV Palermo.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-09-18)

United States

Salem Media Group has sold 910 WTWD Plant City/Tampa and translator 102.1 W271CY Lakeland FL to Solmart Media for $700,000.

WTWD/W271CY currently makes up part of the Christian Preaching “Faith Talk” trimulcast along with 570 WTBN Pinellas Park and 760 WLCC Brandon FL and their respective translators. The buyers own Regional Mexican “La Zeta 105.3” WZSP Nocatee/Arcadia and Spanish CHR “La Numero Uno” 1280 WTMY/99.1 W256DI Sarasota.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-09-10)

United States

Jorge Rodriguez’s Ambiente Clasico LLC acquires Brokered 1590 WCGO/95.9 W240EH Evanston IL from William Pollack’s Evanston Broadcasting LLC for $675,000. In a separate transaction, Rodriguez will acquire WCGO’s real estate for $150,000. Ambiente Clasico currently leases overnights on WCGO.

After filing last week to have Hudson-Westchester Radio’s Talk 1460 WVOX/98.3 W252DX White Plains NY donated to MMTC Broadcasting, MMTC has filed its subsequent transfer of WVOX/W252DX to Jeff Chang for $20,000. The deal includes the station’s license and equipment but no leases other than the translator’s tower lease. Chang will be required to find a new transmitter and studio leases for WVOX. Chang owns 99.5 KRPH Morristown AZ, 1310 KKZI Barstow CA, and 1450 KQTE Helendale/101.5 K268DU Victorville CA along with two LPTV’s in California.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-09-01)

United States

Steve Hegwood’s Core Radio Group is converting its LMA of JDJ Communications’ 1420 WWSZ/105.1 W286DN Decatur GA to a purchase for $10 as it has completed its 60 month rebroadcast agreement for a total of $540,000. WWSZ also serves as parent signal for Core’s Hip Hop “Streetz 94.5” W233BF Atlanta. As part of the deal JDJ Communications will acquire 94.5 WIPK Calhoun GA for $10.

Krma Media Group sells Classic Country 1490 WYYZ Jasper GA to Jose Steven Lara’s Gorilla Broadcasting for $240,000. Included in the deal is the option to purchase 102.5 W273CT Canton from Radio By Grace, whose remaining payments will be deducted from the sale price. Lara owns Regional Mexican “El Gallo” on 900 WNMB North Myrtle Beach SC and three translators and operates the same brand via LMA on 94.3 WLEL Americus GA and 107.1 KRQN Vinton/Cedar Rapids IA.

After surrendering and then resurrecting their licenses and a failed donation to Saul Levine’s Advanced Public Radio, SummitMedia is now donating 650 KPRP Honolulu and 940 KKNE Waipahu HI to Raleigh Wake Chapter Shaw University National Alumni Association. The deal includes an agreement that the stations will be run “as noncommercial educational stations providing primarily spoken word educational programming, providing a platform for schools to expand access to classroom material and lectures.”

The estate of William O’Shaughnessy’s Hudson-Westchester Radio is donating Talk 1460 WVOX/98.3 W252DX White Plains NY to MMTC Broadcasting. Upon closing, MMTC will sell the licenses to Jeff Chang for an undisclosed amount. The leases for the AM site and studio are not included in the transfer.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-08-25)

United States

A group of staffers are acquiring Country “T100” WCLT-FM, AC “Kate 98.71430 WCLT/98.7 W254CT, and Rock “The Big Lick” 104.7 W284CH Newark OH from Douglas Pricer. General Sales Manager Thomas Bunyard will acquire a controlling 51.3% stake of the company for $1.357 million. Chief Engineer James Ferguson and Program Director Mike ‘Wild Walley’ Schneider will each pay $247,800 for 9.3% stakes. The Barbara Jones Trust retains its 7.5% stake and Spencer Family Trust their 15.6% stake.

Ryan Brown’s MH2 Media acquires Sports “FanRun Radio1340 WKGN/105.7 W289CU Knoxville TN from Hodges Media for $200,000 while SM Athletics LLC acquires the station’s tower land for $250,000. An LMA took effect on July 16.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-08-11)


AM Radio Update from Manila, Philippines:
A newest AM station in Metro Manila, Philippines. The new call letter is “DWPM” on 630 (formerly DZMM 630) of Baycomms Broadcasting Corporation (the new owner of 630 AM), and the new managed operator of 630 AM is the Prime Media Holdings of the Romualdezes (not Prime Media Group of Australia) and joint venture with ABS-CBN Corporation.
This station is now on “Test Broadcast” before July 1. The new slogan or tagline of DWPM 630 is “Para sa Mamamayan”, but I translated to English is… “For the Citizen”. It was recorded on June 26 2023 using Retekess V115. Received in Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines

John Zachary Alvarez to I Love AM Radio FB group (2023-06-26)

United States

International Church of the Grace of God has brought their Brazilian targeted Portuguese language “Nossa Radio” to Danbury CT with the purchase of 940 WINE Brookfield from Townsquare Media for $150,000.Taking over with an immediate $1,000 per month LMA, Danbury becomes Nossa Radio’s third market joining the Church’s 1260 WBIX Boston and 1400 WFLL/107.1 W296DK Fort Lauderdale FL.
WINE had been simulcasting Townsquare’s Classic Rock “I95” WRKI-FM Brookfield when operating since the demise of its former CBS Sports Radio programming in 2021.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-07-18)