Buyer found for troubled Columbia SC AM


Broomfield Broadcasting of Lexington Inc. is going to pick up WQVA-AM, a Lexington SC daytimer serving the Columbia SC market from a receiver. The station was formerly owned and operated by Peregon Communications Inc.

The station is being sold “as is, where is” by John C. Trent, Acting Receiver for Peregon. Branch Banking and Trust Company of South Carolina is also listed on the contract as a seller, specifically of the station’s land and equipment. The “as is” clause includes current FCC status as licensed but silent.

Broomfield, headed by Eric and John Broomfield, will pay $50K cash for the station.

This will be Broomfield’s first Columbia station, but won’t be the first for John Broomfield, who owns WCZZ-AM and WZSN-FM located to the west of Columbia in unrated Greenwood SC.

WQVA is licensed to operate on 1170 kHz with 10 kW-D and 2.5 kW during critical hours off of a non-directional stick.

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