A Relevant Deal Motors Ahead For Religious Broadcaster

With deals agreed to in October that will give it properties in Tucson and Toledo, Relevant Radio is now heading up I-75 from the banks of the Maumee River to acquire an AM with a collection of FM translators serving the Motor City and its metropolitan area.

WHYY Says Goodbye, Vineland

It covers Southern New Jersey cities including Vineland and its city of license, Bridgeton, with a Class A signal at 89.3 MHz. At present, the facility has been used as a simulcast partner for an influential NPR Member station serving Philadelphia. Soon, this FM will no longer be part of the WHYY family of FM signals.
Pete Schartel, owner of KCXL-AM in the St. Louis market [Photo; Radio Ink]

Operator With ‘Sputnik’ Programming Spins K.C. Translator

Pete Schartel has gained national attention for his decision to air a few hours of programming from Sputnik. Now, he's raised eyebrows for his decision to sell his FM translator in Kansas City to a multicultural broadcasting company founded by Mildred Carter.
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Dietz Deal Yields Hawkeye State FM Pair

He's the head of On The Go Media, and two FM radio stations are poised to go into the asset stable of this Hampton, Iowa-based broadcast company led by Shawn Dietz. The deal keeps ownership of the FM pair local.

Another Marquee Deal For Brian and Patricia Lane

They reside in Corona del Mar, Calif., and own a growing group of broadcast television and radio stations in markets such as Zanesville, Ohio, thanks to an April 2022 transaction. Now, Brian and Patricia Lane are adding a property in Lima, Ohio to the Marquee Broadcasting stable.

A Sandhill Swoop For an Idaho Falls Translator

It has just 250 watts of power and uses a tower atop a hill in Shelley, Idaho, but that's plenty of output to cover all of Idaho Falls for this FM translator. As such, it has value to Sandhill Media Group, which has just filed paperwork with the Commission seeking approval of a deal to buy it from a non-profit broadcast ministry.
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VCY Emerges As A New Buyer For A South Dakota FM

In 2021, a deal was struck that saw University of Northwestern-St. Paul agree to acquire a 100kw Class C FM serving Rapid City, S.D., with Worship Music. However, that deal never transpired, with a non-consummation notice filed with the FCC. On November 7, another buyer stepped up. It's an entity Ed Stolz is very familiar with.

A San Joaquin Valley LPTV CP Is Spun

The construction permit for a low-power television station serving the largest city in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California has been sold. The buyer is the licensee led by Matt Davidge.
Seven Mountains Media COO Jim Loftus, photographed at the 2022 NAB Show

Bud Williamson Spins ‘Pocono’ FM To 7 Mountains

A Class A FM serving the Stroudsburg, Pa., area, and its FM translator boosting that signal in East Stroudsburg, are being spun to the fast-growing Keystone State radio station owner Kristin Cantrell and COO Jim Loftus.

Castelli Completes King Forward LPTV Deal

King Forward Inc. in recent months has been the seller of low-powered TV stations across the South. In June, the licensee was at it again. Now, the company led by John Kyle II has officially closed on the sale of four properties in the region, and two in the Hoosier State.

A Portuguese AM In New England Changes Hands

It's a 1kw AM with 1 tower and an all-important FM translator at 93.7 MHz, offering Portuguese-speaking listeners in Fall River and New Bedford brokered programming under the brand "The Voice of the Immigrant." Now, these facilities are getting an ownership change.

Civic Media Restructures Ownership in Waukesha

Twice in September, a growing licensee led by Michael Crute submitted paperwork with the FCC seeking its approval of radio transactions his Civic Media had signed off on. Now, Crute and Civic Media are tweaking the ownership of an AM with an FM translator serving the city of Waukesha.

A Relevant Change Coming to ‘ESPN Tucson’

A Class A FM that has been simulcasting "ESPN Tucson" from a co-channel FM translator being acquired by the licensee from Lotus Communications is being sold, as is the translator. RBR+TVBR first reported about the likely deal in August; it is now official.

Bocock Bids Farewell To Palmetto State Pair

For more than 18 years, Bocock Communications has been a local operator of an AM/FM pair serving small cities in lower South Carolina, due northwest of Beaufort. Now, Bocock is agreeing to sell the stations, and an FM translator.

‘K-Hits’ Combo Officially Sold to Schlegel

Three months ago, RBR+TVBR shared the news that Bill Wachter's Chisolm Trail Communications had agreed to spin a pair of FM radio stations serving Meridian, Tex. Now, the transaction has formally closed.