The last radio station to be associated with the operator of a locally produced Classic Hits operation using the "Guess FM" brand has just been sold. The buyers are a husband and wife who are based in Southaven, Miss. The seller is an entity headed by property rehab specialist Ron Unkefer, and this station is a bit of a "Rebel."
Louisiana State University may be based in Baton Rouge, but it has a wide presence across the Bayou State. It's also present in Arkansas and in Texas, where it will gain a second market for not a satellite campus but a Class C3 commercially licensed FM.
A not-for-profit entity based in the city that is home to Virginia Tech University has agreed to take on the license of a 1kw daytimer with an FM translator that's presently dark. It's a donation, and the entity set to take over these facilities will likely be more pleased about the translator than the fully licensed AM it is being gifted. Why? Location, location, location.
The lone deal in the Weekend Edition of TRANSACTIONS TODAY is purely internal. Officially, a booming Bay Area AM is being sold from one entity to another. In reality, it is an internal transfer for a company widely known for its conservative talk programming, which is "The Answer" to the question of what airs on this station.
There is a radio network offering "encouraging music, and words of hope" to listeners across a big swath of North Texas and parts of Oklahoma. Now, this network is poised to perhaps shrink by a second station, as an ownership change is in play for a Class C1 100kw FM that covers both Wichita Falls, Tex., and Lawton, Okla.
We really wanted to offer a pun connecting how Rumours have become reality, and a Fleetwood is grabbing a 'ZEP in a deal that will make the station's GM and staff likely do the Misty Mountain Hop. But, this is TRANSACTIONS TODAY, so we'll focus on the Form 314 filing that's just been made with the FCC. It reflects the sale of a Class D AM in Florida to its GM.
The station proclaiming itself as "The Voice of Southeastern Idaho" has just been sold. The facility is a 1kw Class C AM and its two FM translators. The buyer is a Wyoming-based company, and its our deal of the day in TRANSACTIONS TODAY.
Two months ago, an Indiana not-for-profit company with a somewhat unusual name announced that is acquiring a pair of FM translators in the Hoosier State. Now, this entity that takes its name from a popular Carrie Underwood song is buying a full-powered FM near Indianapolis to add to its station holdings.
On July 5 TRANSACTIONS TODAY reported on the sale of a Class C3 18kw facility marketed to Matagorda County, Tex., by a company that has carved a niche in the Lone Star State as a specialist in radio, web, streaming, social media and events marketing. Now, this company is selling a second Class C3 FM in this same part of Texas.
As a week divided by the Independence Day holiday concluded with no new transactions filed with the FCC, the Media Bureau on Friday revealed that it accepted applications to assign call signs to, or change the call signs of, several stations during the month of June. Here's a quick review of the Bureau's call sign actions.
Between the Texas cities of Galveston and Victoria is Bay City, and Matagorda County. Here, a Class C3 facility designed to make people feel good is being sold. The buyer is already giving this FM a little "TLC," and it's our top deal in TRANSACTIONS TODAY for July 5, 2018.
In early April, TRANSACTIONS TODAY first reported on the sale of four full-powered FM stations and an FM translator an hour's drive from the south side of Chicago. The buyer is a newly formed entity, led by an individual whose name is likely familiar to radio industry veterans. This deal has now closed, giving a former Triad leader ownership of radio stations once again.
Exactly eight years ago, a Class C2 FM serving a rural portion of Wyoming near the Utah border wound up in a divestiture trust established by Simmons Media Group to remain within the FCC's subcap limits for the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo market. Now, this station is exiting the trust, initally managed by Larry Patrick of brokerage firm Patrick Communications.
The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council is set to become the licensee of a pair of AMs serving the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. How did this come to be? We have all of the details right here.
To the west of New York's Capital District is a town that's served as home to a Class C AM offering news and information as part of a community commitment that dates to 1944. Now, a veteran staffer of nearby stations has purchased this property in a deal brokered by Kozacko Media Services.