A licensee 51% owned by the corporate director of sales for Earls Family Broadcasting from 2004-2010 and 49% owned by a former U.S. presidential candidate and syndicated talk show host is dissolving. The result? New Directions Broadcast Group will now be fully owned by Mike Huckabee.
In Northwest Pennsylvania and along Florida's Suncoast region, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has become known as a purveyor of commercial-free Oldies radio. Now, it is bolstering up its on-air offerings in the Keystone State.
Adjacent to the broadcast tower for Nexstar Media Group's WKRN-2 in Nashville is the transmitter for a FM translator serving Brentwood, Forest Hills and tony Belle Meade, on the south side of Music City USA. Until now, it's been used for Middle Tennessee State University's MTSU Jazz Network. That's about to change, as the facility has been sold.
KZGO, given its market heritage as a religious station, was poised to see a return of the predecessor to "Go" — Christian Adult Contemporary “Praise Live.” This happened, along with the return of the KNOF call letters. As such, EMF, which specializes in its national CCM networks, is selling what is now KNOF-FM in St. Paul.
Travel down U.S. Highway 299 from the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, east of Humboldt County, and you just may spot a broadcast tower on a peak overlooking the Redding, Calif., region. It's home to the transmitter of a Class A Classic Country station that's just been sold.
In the not-too-distant past, Channel 36 in Salem, Ore., and Channel 26 in Portland, Ore., were simulcast partners offering Christian-themed television programming to Oregon's most populous areas. Now, the facility serving the Pacific Northwest's second-largest DMA is being spun. Who it is going to begs the question of how it will now be used.
The owner of a Class A FM radio station serving a rural portion of the Rocky Mountains has agreed to assign this property, along with its four FM translators, to one of Colorado's largest non-commercial licensees. To make it happen, this non-comm operator is trading an AM serving the city of Pueblo, along with its FM translator.
Bay Area entrepreneur Ravi Kapur has emerged in recent months as a buyer of low-power TV stations. He's grabbed another one — this time in the birthplace of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
An AM/FM combo serving a community to the south of Cape Girardeau, Mo., is being sold. The stations air a Country format and offer a simulcast to local listeners.
Nearly six months ago, local media reported that a 25kw Class C3 FM serving a rural area to the north of the Twin Cities was being transferred to a new owner. Now, paperwork at the FCC has finally been filed that confirms the plan. Who's the buyer? A longtime Minnesota radio station owner.
Was it a result of a failed geography lesson? Until now, Florida Public Radio has been the licensee of a 500-watt Class A poised to get a huge upgrade to 100kw Class C1 status. It's not in the Sunshine State. Rather, it's in an area of rural Iowa to the southwest of Des Moines. And, it's now being sold.
It boasts a Construction Permit for a 4kw signal from a tower in the heart of the Ozarks' resort region of Missouri. Now, it is being spun from one not-for-profit operation to another.
Some 19 years ago, a Class C AM serving a coastal North Carolina community began simulcasting an FM Talk station with a signal best heard in Morehead City, New Bern and points east. This gave the Talker better coverage of Jacksonville, N.C. Now, "The Talk Station" is saying goodbye to its AM component.
In Miami, a pair of television stations have carved a niche of late as a local news source -- en español -- with a Conservative lean. That programming tilt will soon be expanding to an AM radio station that's been offering a more balanced Spanish-language spoken word format for several years, thanks to a transaction that sees the executive of a "Put" agreement.
For nearly 12 years, Chattanooga, Tenn., sports fans seeking updates and programming from ESPN Radio have been able to tune to a Class A FM licensed to the town of Lakesite, Tenn. Soon, a change in listening habits will be needed, as this facility is set to transition to non-secular religious programming under a new owner.