Here’s An L.A. Translator Deal Worth Noticing


MARINA DEL REY, CALIF. — An FM translator that’s moving from the San Joaquin Valley city of Woodlake, Calif., to the heart of Southern California is trading hands in a deal involving a husband and wife who will be giving Korean-Americans on L.A.’s Westside another way to get some “Seoul.”

For a total price of $150,000, JaeMin Chang and Hyunjoo Chang are acquiring K237FL, which is set to take the 106.3 MHz frequency and transmit a highly directional signal from the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The signal will allow the translator to cover a historically black community to the east of Culver City, while also covering the West Los Angeles neighborhoods of Palms, Mar Vista, Westchester, Venice and Marina Del Rey. Much of Santa Monica will also be able to hear the signal.

K237FL is being used to rebroadcast Korean-language Class B KFOX-AM 1650 “Radio Seoul”, licensed to Torrance.

A $120,000 deposit has been made to the seller, Rudex Broadcasting Ltd. 

The remainder will be paid at closing.