Cristian Vallejo’s Crisbeto Enterprises Corp will acquire Spanish Variety “Super Q” 1300 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.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-08-05)
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 1680” KNTS 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 Word” KGNW Burien-Seattle and has its acquisition of KKOL pending.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-08-05)
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)
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.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-07-18)
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 Patron” 1460 KRRS/94.7 K234DD Santa Rosa and 105.7 K289AS Cotati and “La Z” 1490 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.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-07-08)
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.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-06-28)
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)
Booth-Cobb Media sells Christian Preaching/Conservative Talk “Freedom 1110” WKQA Norfolk VA to Delmarva Educational Association for $10,000. An LMA took effect on May 27, while an STA filing notes that the station had been silent since March when Booth-Cobb dismantled WKQA’s four tower array as it prepares to redevelop the site. As part of the deal the station has filed an STA to operate with 100 watts daytime from a long-wire antenna at the site of 1010 WHKT. Delmarva Educational Association also owns “The Word In Praise” 89.1 WWIP Cheriton VA, while co-owned Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting owns Christian Preaching “The Lighthouse” 1010 WHKT Portsmouth and 1270 WPMH Newport News and Gospel “Praise 104.9” 1650 WTJZ Portsmouth in the Norfolk market.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-06-10)
Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (hereinafter – LRTK) in 2022 June 8 declared that
the tender for the license to retransmit the radio program for retransmission of the radio program using the 1557 kHz radio frequency in Sitkūnai had not been successful, as no application had been submitted to participate in it.
The LRTK decided to announce this competition again.
The main operating conditions of the electronic communications network using the 1577 kHz radio frequency in Sitkūnai are the following:
- The user of the radio channel is the Lithuanian Radio and Television Center AB (legal entity code 120505210).
- Radio frequency (channel) – 1557 kHz.
- Radio channel usage area – Sitkūnai, Kaunas district.
The deadline for applications for this competition is 2022. June 20.
https://www.facebook.com/Radiosdumonde/ to WOR iog (2022-06-09)
Latino Media Network, a new media company founded by social entrepreneurs Stephanie Valencia and Jess Morales Rocketto and backed by several Latino luminaries has announced it will acquire TelevisaUnivision’s radio properties in ten markets for $60 million.
The deal includes eighteen stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, McAllen, Fresno, and Las Vegas. The company has not yet specified what stations are included as TelevisaUnivision owns 39 stations across those ten markets.
The stations included in the deal are:
- New York – Spanish News/Talk 1280 WADO
- Los Angeles – Spanish News/Talk 1020 KTNQ
- Chicago – Spanish Sports “TUDN 1200” WRTO
- Dallas – Spanish Sports “TUDN 1270” KFLC Benbrook and Regional Mexican “99.1 Zona MX” KFZO Denton
- Houston – Spanish Sports “TUDN 1010” KLAT
- Miami – Spanish News/Talk “Radio Mambi” 710 WAQI and Spanish Sports “TUDN 1140” WQBA
- San Antonio – Tejano 1350 KXTN
- Las Vegas – Spanish CHR “Latino Mix 99.3” KRGT Sunrise Manor, Regional Mexican “Zona MX 103.5” KISF Las Vegas, and Spanish Sports “TUDN 870” KLSQ Whitney
- Fresno – Spanish AC “Amor 92.1” KRDA Clovis, Spanish Oldies “107.5 La Jefa” KOND Hanford, and Regional Mexican “107.9 Zona MX” KLLE North Fork
- McAllen – Spanish Sports “TUDN 1530” KGBT Harlingen, Spanish Oldies “Recuerdo 96.1” KBTQ, and Regional Mexican “La Jefa 98.5” KGBT-FM McAllen
Univision will retain its other stations in those markets plus its stations in Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, and Austin. The company recently announced a deal to divest their radio properties in Puerto Rico.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-06-03)