In Salisbury, Md., a Class D facility with 1kw daytime and just 28 watts at night from 1 tower is being sold. If the call letters sound familiar, it's because an FM that shares this call sign was sold in an unrelated transaction just four months ago. This deal is the lone offering in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Friday, Aug. 4.
Just two weeks after Times-Shamrock Communications agreed to sell Class C Active Rocker KRZQ-FM 104.1, licensed to Fallon, Nev., and its Reno-based booster to the John Burkavage-led Big Horn Media, a second sale has been finalized by Times-Shamrock. In this deal, three Reno-market stations are being transferred to the Alfredo Plascencia-led Lazer Broadcasting.
Kingston, N.Y. is experiencing a millennial-driven renaissance of sorts. Even so, challenges remain — including the operation of a longtime 1kw facility airing a Full Service format. That's why Townsquare Media has decided to sell it, with the buyers taking it noncomm. It's the lead deal in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Thursday, August 3. And, it's prompted a special RBR+TVBR OBSERVATION from our editor-in-chief. WKNY is in his hometown, and is the very first radio station he ever visited.
Who knew that Newburyport, Mass., would be an attractive financial center? Bloomberg Radio thinks so. That's where it's plunking down $1 million for a Class C AM with an FM translator serving this north-of-Boston community. It's the lead deal in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Wednesday, August 2.
According to Pew Research Center tabulations of the 2014 American Community Survey, Arkansas is home to nearly 205,500 Hispanics, representing 6.9% of the state's population. This could explain why a husband-and-wife who own a regional Mexican station in Little Rock has just acquired a News/Talk AM in Hot Springs, Ark. It's the lead deal presented in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Tuesday, Aug. 1.
Two radio station deals have closed, and both feature Patrick Communications as the broker handling the transaction. These deals take top billing in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Monday, July 31.
In one of the more complex deals seen by RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY in recent weeks, three AMs, two FMs, and four FM translators are being sold to a single owner by four different licensees. Meanwhile, a religious noncomm AM and its silent FM translator in Northwest Arkansas are trading hands. These are the deals in detail for Friday, July 28, 2017.
In October 2016, a nationally recognized personal injury attorney who moonlights as Living Stones Temple Church's musician acquired a Class D facility in Alabama's largest city. He's now gone out and acquired an FM translator for the station, branded as "900 Gold." It's the top deal in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Thursday, July 27.
There's a facilities swap that's set to take place in a section of New York famous for wineries, waterfalls, glass, and NASCAR. Meanwhile, the "Heart & Soul of Richmond" is trading hands. Those are the two deals profiled in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY.
Vic Michael has appeared in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY numerous times over the last several weeks, as the owner of radio stations in Hawaii and FM translators across the western U.S. has been actively engaged in several deals. Now, he's agreed to the sale of a pair of translators in the Rocky Mountain State, while putting his seal of approval on an asset exchange. Also today: Two TV deals that saw Kalil & Co. represent the buyers have closed.
A heritage rock 'n' roll station serving Puerto Rico for decades will soon be serving up its eclectic mix of active rock, reggae and alternative beats for one final time. Thanks to a just-consummated deal filed today with the FCC, "Alfa Rock" will soon be saying adios to its listeners across the island. What's coming? The sounds of such artists as Jeremy Camp, Chris Tomlin, and tobyMac — following a shift to noncommercial status.
The Adult Alternative format of Northern Kentucky University's WNKU, which airs on three stations in the Cincinnati market, is now officially in jeopardy. That's because the school has agreed to sell the last of the trio of facilities used for WNKU, and the buyer is considering all formats, with revenue and ratings the key criteria.
A 6kw Class A FM serving Texas' Hill Country to the northwest of San Antonio is trading hands. The move means "The Buck" has been hunted, and captured, and Radiodog Media will be saying goodbye to the facility playing "Today's Best Country." It's the top deal n RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Friday, July 21.
A Class D non-directional, two-pattern AM station in Kentucky with a Talk lineup that includes such syndicated personalities as Larry Elder, Dave Ramsey, Laura Ingraham, and Rick & Bubba is trading hands. The buyer isn't likely to keep the format, or English-language programming, given its other nearby holdings.
A "hometown Country station" on the east side of the Wasatch Front's Twin Peaks is trading hands. Meanwhile, a Class B AM to the east of Atlanta has been sold. These are the deals in detail in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Thursday, July 20.