Twin Ports Radio Buys Pair of Stations

The sale of Minnesota radio stations WWAX-FM, Hermantown, and KQDS-AM, Duluth, has closed. The Seller was Red Rock Radio Corporation, a Minnesota-based company headed by Kathy Lau and Shawn Skramstad.

Two Translator Sales On Quiet Transactions Day

The bigger of the sales was for an FM translator currently licensed to Big Pine, Etc., California. The seller is Dale A. Ganske and the buyer is Farmworker Radio Network, Inc. Sale price was $125,000.

A White Win For ‘NCK Today’

The home for North Central Kansas news and information is about to change hands, thanks to a deal that puts an AM/FM combo and an FM translator in the hands of White Communications. It's our lead deal in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for June 28, 2017, which also sees the sale of a onetime Radio Disney O&O in Seattle in a deal brokered by Kalil & Co.

How Much Is ‘Z106.3’ Worth To ABQ’s BB?

The price has been revealed for American General Media's previously announced spin of a CHR/Pop station serving the Albuquerque market. The buyer is BB Broadcasting, and it plans no format changes at the station known for "hit music now."

Dollars Revealed In Univision’s ABQ Exit Deals

On June 14 RBR+TVBR reported on the sale of Univision Radio's four stations in New Mexico's biggest market, Albuquerque. We now know what it's collecting for its divestment some 15 years after grabbing the stations from Simmons Media. Meanwhile, Houston Christian Broadcasters is celebrating 55 years "of keeping him close by." Now, as the religious nonprofit tells it, "The Lord opened a door for KHCB to expand its ministry with the purchase of three stations." These deals in more are profiled in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY.

Sinclair Exercises Its SeaTac Acquisition Option

A little more than five years ago, Fisher Broadcasting forged an agreement that gave it the option to purchase a Class C radio station serving the Seattle-Tacoma market. This was tied to an LMA that allowed Fisher to use the FM as a simulcast partner for one of its Seattle stations. Today, Sinclair Broadcast Group owns Fisher's former Seattle stations, and holds the purchase option. It's now decided to exercise that option.

A Silent FM In The ‘Conch Republic’ Trades Hands

Some 160 miles from the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area sits Sugarloaf Key, one of the final isles on the long drive on Overseas Highway to Key West -- capital of the tongue-in-cheek "Conch Republic." It is here that a silent FM that bears the famous calls of a once No. 1-station broadcasting from the World Building in Washington, D.C. resides. This station is now trading hands, in the lone deal featured in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for June 22.

‘New Life’ Comes From A New EMF Exchange

There’s a swap that’s been consummated in Northern California. This results in the disappearance of one religious noncomm network, the emergence of a different non-secular noncomm, and the return to commercial status for an FM with a long history of format flips.

A Golden State LPFM Shuffles Board

Smack dab in the middle of California's San Joaquin Valley is the town of Wasco. It is here that a silent low power FM station licensed for 62 watts exists. This LPFM's board is evolving, prompting a Form 315 filing with the Commission. It is the lone transaction submitted to the FCC for approval in RBR + TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Tuesday, June 20.
Tim Westergren

Pandora Dumps Its Only FM Station

In what some may label a "fire sale" at troubled streaming audio company Pandora Media, the Oakland, Calif.-based company getting a $480 million investment from Sirius XM has just agreed to sell its only radio station for half of what Pandora paid for it exactly four years ago. Tucson-based Kalil & Co. represented Pandora in this transaction, which sees a South Dakota FM end up in the hands of a local broadcast company.

Trades, And A Tower Move, Planned In Puerto Rico

Wilfredo Blanco-Pi and La Más Z Radio are getting new AMs in a somewhat complicated deal in la Isla del Encanto. At the same time, Blanco-Pi has agreed to a plan that would move the transmitter of an AM owned by International Broadcasting Corp. to the site of one of Blanco-Pi's stations. Blanco-Pi will then sell the 5.6-acre site to IBC.

Sheldon Combo Stays In The Family

A family-run AM/FM combo in the northwest corner of Iowa will now be owned in full by the daughter of the couple who ran it. The move comes following the May 3 death of the family matriarch, who passed away at the age of 95.

A ‘Super’ TV Sale In Puerto Rico

In 2016, one of the largest television networks in the Dominican Republic gained an over-the-air home in Puerto Rico. Now, the owner of the Carolina, P.R., based UHF facility is selling the station. The buyer is the parent company of a station that has largely served as a west-island affiliate of one of Puerto Rico's biggest TV stations.

Bustos Bulks Up In Washington’s Tri-Cities

Amador Bustos is slowly acquiring more and more radio stations, as the veteran Spanish-language radio operator swiftly reestablishes himself as the Pacific Northwest's Hispanic media leader. Now, in a deal crafted in mid-May but not filed with the FCC until June 14, he's adding two FMs and an AM in Washington's Wine Country.

Univision Unloads Its Albuquerque Radio Cluster

Nearly fifteen years after Univision Communications predecessor Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. completed its acquisition of five Simmons Media stations in the Albuquerque, N. Mex., market — giving it entry into one of the nation's top Hispanic DMAs, Univision is selling the four stations it still owns to a major regional player. Kalil & Co. is the exclusive broker in this headline-making transaction.

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