The Aloha Station Trust, formed by iHeartMedia more than a decade ago when predecessor Clear Channel Communications went private with Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital Partners, is sending a quartet of full-power FMs to Educational Media Foundation.
In return, the trust is getting six FM translators in a swap arrangement submitted via a Form 345 filing with the Commission on Monday (3/4).
There is no cash being traded.
Going to EMF are:
- WEKL-FM 102.3 in Augusta, GA
- WLRX-FM 107.1, serving the Huntington-Ashland, W. Va., market
- WSFF-FM & WSNZ-FM in the Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va., market
In exchange, iHeart’s Trust is earning translators in several large markets.
In Pittsburgh, W292DH at 106.3 MHz will simulcast ESPN Radio affiliate WBGG-AM 970.
Oklahoma City-licensed K253BV is at 98.5 MHz, while iHeart-operated W248BQ at 97.5 MHz now falls under the O&O category.
In Shoreview, Minn., W277BF at 103.3 FM serves the Minneapolis market.
Meanwhile, Memphis-based W221CR at 92.1 MHz is now going to iHeart, as is Carmel Valley, Calif.-based K266BD at 101.1 MHz, serving Monterey, Calif.
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