United Kingdom

 According to
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radio-broadcast-licensing/monthly-updates/august-2022 (20 September 2022), a ten year renewal has been granted to the following analogue commercial radio station:

Area Service name Current licensee
Greater London Lyca Gold Lyca Media II Limited
[1035 kHz, stream at https://www.lycagold.com]

According to licence details at
https://static.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/html/radio-stations/analogue/al000160ba6lycagold.htm
On air from: 19-02-2005
now to: 31-08-2032

Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2022-09-20)

United States

Station Sales of the Week.
Chris Murray’s P.B. Broadcasting of Georgia will purchase Ploener Radio Group for $10. The deal involves Classic Hits “Fox-FM1090 WBAF/104.9 W285FK Barnesville and 1370 WFDR Manchester GA, and Hip Hop “Streetz 94.5” WFDR-FM Woodbury GA which is leased to Steve Hegwood’s Core Communicators. Murray, who also owns four and operates other stations across Georgia, already serves as General Manager of Ploener Radio Group whose owner Paul Ploener passed away earlier this year.

KGAY PSP adds a second AM in Palm Springs with the acquisition of 1400 KESQ Indio from News Press & Gazette’s Gulf-California Broadcast Company for $8500 with the deal only including the license and transmission equipment of the station. KESQ currently simulcasts Regional Mexican “La Poderosa 96.7” KUNA-FM La Quinta. The buyer owns LGBTQ+ Dance “106.5 KGAY1270 KGAY/106.5 K293CL Thousand Palms.

Great Lakes Radio Inc. sells Classic Rock 92.7 WRPP Manistique and 98.7 W254AG Escanaba MI to Aurora Media for $200,000. The Todd Mohr led company will begin operating the station via LMA as it joins a cluster that includes Soft AC 680 WDBC/94.5 W233CT Escanaba, Country “Kix 104.7” WYKX Escanaba and Silent 103.9 W280GB Escanaba.

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/240296/station-sales-week-of-9-2/

LanceVenta, RadioInsight (2022-09-02)

United States

Cristian Vallejo’s Crisbeto Enterprises Corp will acquire Spanish Variety “Super Q1300 WQBN Temple Terrace/Tampa FL from Radio Tropical Inc. for $850,000. Crisbeto, which has operated WQBN since April 2017, will have all but $2000 of each of its $14,916.67 per month LMA fees go towards the purchase price. The seller will retain WQBN’s translator 106.7 W294CR Tampa.

Kansas Nebraska Good News Broadcasting Corporation sells Christian 1360 KNGN/98.3 K252FV McCook NE to My Bridge for $40,000.

Jodesha Broadcasting divests 1450 KBKW/103.5 K278CU Aberdeen WA to Sacred Heart Radio for $30,000. Jodesha retains its three FMs and six translators in the area. KBKW had dropped its News/Talk format for a simulcast of Classic Country “Timber Country 94.7” 94.7 K234AU Aberdeen/KSWW-HD3 Ocean Shores in January after K278CU’s tower was damaged by a falling tree.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/236310/station-sales-week-of-8-5/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-08-05)

United States

Catholic network operator Relevant Radio has purchased 1590 KLFE Seattle for $500,000. Salem moved its Conservative Talk “The Answer” programming on August 1 to pending acquisition 1300 KKOL Seattle, paving the way for Relevant Radio to begin an immediate Time Brokerage Agreement. KLFE operates with 20kW day and 5kW night.

Mohan Cheema and Sukhdev Singh Dhillon’s Baaz Broadcasting will acquire Regional Mexican “La Patrona 1680KNTS Seattle for $225,000. The 10kW day/1kW night AM will two other AMs in the market held by the buyers principles: Akal Media’s 1250 KKDZ Seattle and 1560 KZIZ Pacific. Both stations operate as South Asian “Radio Punjab“.

In the sale filings, Salem requests a waiver as KNTS is the expanded band replacement for KLFE. As the FCC has yet to act for years on its long-pending plan to force operators of expanded band AMs to choose either the newer license or the original to retain while surrendering the other, Salem states that Relevant Radio “has elected not to pay an additional purchase price for a station that does not fit its business model. Rather than deactivate the operating expanded band station and turn in its license as the rule would require, Inspiration seeks to promote diversity of broadcast ownership by selling that station to a minority-controlled buyer at a below-market price. Given the limited number of remaining standard/expanded band pairs and the exceedingly modest band-improvement impact that the three decade-old expanded band plan has had as a whole, the public interest is far better served by enhancing minority ownership in broadcasting than in strict adherence to the AM expanded band rules.” Salem also states, “while KNTS is an operating station with value, Inspiration has commissioned an independent appraisal of KNTS and can certify that the $225,000 purchase price that Baaz will pay for the station is less than 50 percent of its fair market value.”

Following the divestments, Salem will retain Christian Preaching “820 The WordKGNW Burien-Seattle and has its acquisition of KKOL pending.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/236511/salem-sells-two-in-seattle/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-08-05)

United States

Station and Translator Sales Week of 7/22.

Educational Media Foundation will divest 870 WFLO Farmville VA to the Christopher Brochon led Heart of Virginia Communications for $75,000. Brochon served as Station Manager and Director of Operations at WFLO and 95.7 WFLO-FM until their 2021 sale to EMF.

Danette Acosta’s Familia Broadcasting sells Spanish Christian 1490 KOGN Ogden UT to Ruth de Alba and Marcos Rivas’ Positiva Radio for $231,250. Positiva has operated KOGN via LMA since 2014 and the $185,000 it has already paid towards operating the station will be subtracted from the purchase price.

Todd Fowler’s Skyline Media of Forest City will acquire Oldies 1320 WAGY/107.5 W298CZ Forest City NC from KTC Broadcasting for $250,000. Calvin Hasting’s KTC Broadcasting had acquired WAGY in December 2019 for $75,000. He will continue to own 1590 WCSL Cherryville and 1390 WOSH Shelby NC. Skyline Media also owns 1250 WBRM Marion NC and 97.3 KJMG Bastrop LA.

EMF also sells 101.9 K270AI Cathedral City/Palm Springs CA to Louie Comella’s IVOX Radio for $175,000. K270AI currently rebroadcasts EMF’s 105.1 KLXB Bermuda Dunes, but will switch to rebroadcasting 1340 KWXY Cathedral City giving it a wider FM coverage than its current translator 92.3 K222DA.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-07-22)

United States

iHeartMedia has begun operating Birach Broadcasting’s 640 WMFN Peotone IL allowing the company to bring its Black Information Network to Chicago.
WMFN was moved into Illinois in 2015 from Zeeland MI and had continued to simulcast Cano’s Broadcasting Regional Mexican “La Poderosa 810” WMJH Rockford/Grand Rapids. It operates with 4.4kW day/1.6kW night from about 40 miles south of Chicago.
The Black Information Network had only been heard in Chicago on 102.7 WVAZ-HD2. The addition of WMFN places the network on primary signals in now 34 markets since its launch in June 2020.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/233686/black-information-network-adds-chicago-signal/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-07-18)

United States

Frank Iorio’s Pittsburgh Radio Partners is purchasing Butler County Radio Network for $1.8 million.
Iorio, who sold 1320 WJAS/99.1 W256DE Pittsburgh in 2020, and previously owned stations across Western Pennsylvania and Louisville KY, will now add Full Service Classic Hits 680 WISR/107.5 W298CW, Country 1050 WBUT/97.3 W247DF, and “The Rock Station” 97.7 WLER-FM Butler. The stations serve the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh.

Abel De Luna’s Luna Foods is purchasing Regional Mexican “El Patron1460 KRRS/94.7 K234DD Santa Rosa and 105.7 K289AS Cotati and “La Z1490 KZNB Petaluma CA from Ambrosio Vigil’s California Broadcasting Company for $175,000 and 500 minutes worth of advertising for the concerts promoted by the seller. An LMA will take effect on August 1. As part of the deal, KRRS will enter into a $1500 per month tower lease with right of first refusal to purchase the land, while the contract notes that KZNB’s tower land is for sale and Luna agrees to assume the risk of the continuance and availability of the site. Luna Foods also owns 107.5 K298AZ Santa Rosa, which rebroadcasts KZNB.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/231851/station-sales-week-of-7-7/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-07-08)

United States

Rodney Amonett’s WesTex Telco is purchasing Canfin Enterprises three stations in Abilene TX for $350,000.
The deal includes Spanish CHR “Star 106.3” KKHR, News/Talk 1340 KWKC, and Silent (formerly Sports) 1560 KZQQ all licensed to Abilene. The deal will add the three stations to the buyer’s Variety Hits “101.7 The Raider” KTJK Hawley.
We reported on domain registrations related to this deal in our Domain Insight report earlier today.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/230521/westex-telco-acquires-abilene-trio/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-06-28)

Canada

Appendix 3 to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2022-153
(https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2022/2022-153.htm 10 June 2022).
Various commercial radio programming undertakings for which the broadcasting licences are administratively renewed until 31 August 2024
570 kHz (day 10 kW/night 1 kW) CFCB Corner Brook (Newfoundland and Labrador) of Stingray Radio Inc.
580 kHz (10 kW) CKSW Swift Current (Saskatchewan) of Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
590 kHz (20 kW) VOCM St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador) of Stingray Radio Inc.
600 kHz (d 10 kW/n 5 kW) CFQR Montréal (Québec) of 7954689 Canada Inc.
620 kHz (10 kW) CKCM Grand Falls (Newfoundland and Labrador) //VOCM of Stingray Radio Inc.
650 kHz (10 kW) CKOM Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) Rawlco Radio Ltd.
650 kHz (5 kW) CKGA Gander (Newfoundland and Labrador) //VOCM of Stingray Radio Inc.
710 kHz (10 kW) CKVO Clarenville (Newfoundland and Labrador) //VOCM of Stingray Radio Inc.
730 kHz (50 kW) CKAC Montréal (Québec) of Cogeco Media Acquisitions Inc.
730 kHz (50 kW) CKGO (1.4. ex CHMJ) Vancouver (British Columbia) of Corus Radio Inc.
750 kHz (25 kW) CKJH Melfort (Saskatchewan) of Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Limited Partnership
800 kHz (10 kW) CHAB Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan) of 101142236 Saskatchewan Ltd.
870 kHz (500 W) CFSX Stephenville (Newfoundland and Labrador) //VOCM of Stingray Radio Inc.
900 kHz (10 kW) CKBI Prince Albert (Saskatchewan) of Pattison Media Ltd.
940 kHz (50 kW) CFNV Montréal (Québec) of 7954689 Canada Inc.
940 kHz (d 50 kW/n 10 kW) CJGX Yorkton (Saskatchewan) of GX Radio Partnership
960 kHz (d 1250 Watt/n 175 Watt) CKNT Mississauga (Ontario) of 8159203 Canada Limited
1050 kHz (10 kW) CJNB North Battleford (Saskatchewan) of Pattison Media Ltd.
1150 kHz (10 kW) CJSL Estevan (Saskatchewan) of Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
1190 kHz (d 10 kW/n 5 kW)   CFSL Weyburn (Saskatchewan) of Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
1210 kHz (d 1000/n 250 Watt) CFYM Kindersley (Saskatchewan) of Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
1260 kHz (d 10 kW/n 32 W) CKJH Melfort (Saskatchewan) of Pattison Media Ltd.
1330 kHz (10 kW) CJYM Rosetown (Saskatchewan) of Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
1490 kHz (1 kW) CJSN Shaunavon (Saskatchewan) of Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.

Compilation Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2022-06-28)