The Highlands County, Fla., city of Avon Park is home to an FM translator which serves as a "revitalization" igniter for a Class D AM in this small town. Using the FM translator as its main point of entry for consumers, the stations have been branded as "Kiss 107.5," and have aired a hip-hop format. Now, new ownership is on the way.
In Southwest Middle Tennessee, there's a Class A FM offering Country programming to such communities as Centerville. Not too far to the west is another Class A FM, offering "Real Country Variety" to listeners. Thanks to a just-finalized deal that promise of variety could now be available to Centerville-area consumers.
In the course of the last three years, Bill Christian and Mike Reed have attracted attention for their launch, from scratch, of a TV group serving Lafayette, Ind. Now, Christian and Reed — President/CEO of Waypoint Media — are grabbing a TV property in a town best-known in media lore for an offbeat FM radio station launched by the late Brooks Brown.
In the town of Crooksville, Ohio, due east of the state capital, is a Class A facility offering Classic Hits to the Zanesville area. It's just been sold, making this station the buyer's sixth FM station in the Buckeye State.
A 1kw AM with 1 tower serving the city of Augusta, Ga., is presently silent. It will soon be brought back to life by a community religious organization.
If the name Frank Copsidas is familiar to you, perhaps it is from his role as Managing Member of Tyche Media, which in January 2018 acquired LPTVs in Connecticut. Or, perhaps you know him as the last manager for "Soul Brother No. 1." Now, Copsidas is making news for acquiring two LPTVs -- located in the Deep South.
Four stations owned by Radioactive LLC serving Michigan's Upper Peninsula have been operated by another company via a local programming and marketing agreement. In December, that arrangement evolved with the conversion of an LMA into outright ownership. Now, the deal has closed.
If you've ever traveled on the outer loop of the Hampton Roads Beltway, the intersection of I-64 and I-664 is known for the presence of two broadcast towers. One belongs to a Class C AM that simulcasts its sister FM all-News programming. This will soon change, as the sale of the AM station has been consummated.
Community. Culture. Music. That's the brand promise from a noncommercial Jazz station serving the Denver metropolitan area and, until now, the ski resort community of Vail. What does the future hold for Vail? Some may ask, as the station carrying the Jazz station is trading hands.
WMOM-FM has been dark since April 1, 2019 and was within days of having its license expired by the FCC for failure to broadcast. On Wednesday, the FM was brought back to life: Santa, in a way, is ushering in new ownership, and a station resurrection.
For listeners in the Triangle region of North Carolina, a 150-watt FM translator serving the Cary and Raleigh areas as a simulcast partner of a big 50kw Class B News/Talker has been operated via an LMA by Curtis Media Group. Now, it is buying the FM translator outright, securing an FM home for the spoken word station serving market No. 38.
As 2019 came to a close, Irina Baranova decided to acquire a Class D AM licensed to the city of Tigard, Ore., that exactly 10 years ago went dark, ending its tenure as a regional Mexican station targeting Latinos across the Portland region. Now, Baranova has completed her company's purchase of a радио станция for those seeking Russian-language programming.
A pair of deals involving Hearst Television's big ABC affiliate serving most of New Mexico have been signed off by President Jordan Wertlieb. The transactions will see the company part ways with a TV translator serving Farmington, N. Mex., while grabbing another TV translator serving one of the most picturesque locales in the Rocky Mountains.
A small FM translator has served listeners due south of Nashville as a home for Educational Media Foundation's Worship Music-focused Air1 network, fed off of the HD2 signal of its big Class C2 home for the Christian Contemporary KLOVE network. EMF is now selling the facility, and the buyer is likely all abuzz over the acquisition.
On March 17, venerable Talker KFMB-AM in San Diego effectively became an iHeartMedia station thanks to an LMA with the company that had literally just obtained it from TEGNA. It is now confirmed that iHeart is purchasing the station. Kalil & Co. represented the seller. How much is it paying for the property?