John Malone

Ex-iHeart Market Leader Buys Tenn. Twins

Until August 2021, he served as the Market President for iHeartMedia in Huntsville, Ala. That's when he departed to form his own broadcast media company. Now, the new entity has filed paperwork with the Commission for its first two properties. 
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A Change In Interest For N. Mex. Properties

An AM and its FM translator licensed to the city of Santa Fe, N. Mex., are seeking the Commission's approval for a pro forma transfer. It is being done without consideration, and for estate planning purposes.
Panama City Beach, Fla., prior to Hurricane Michael's arrival [Photo: Adam R Jacobson]

Gray Adds A LPTV Property on Fla. Panhandle

Gray is adding to its properties in the Panama City Beach, Fla., market with the addition of another low-power TV property in the former Spring Break hub popular with Atlanta and Birmingham-area retirees and beachgoers.
The KSJO main transmitter atop Coyote Peak

Bay Area ZoneCasting Test Station Is Sold

Universal Media Access is agreeing to sell KSJO-FM in San Jose and its Pleasanton, Calif., booster — key to GeoBroadcast Solutions' ZoneCasting technology. But, the sale is actually an employee-led acquisition that sees Sanjiv Gupta partnering with UMA's COO and the company's digital and programming leader.

CSN Scores a FM, and its Translator, In Washington

It's a Class A FM covering a small swath of the Edmond, Wash., area to the north of Seattle, and it uses a 9-watt FM translator to help with coverage of such communities as Bellevue and Issaquah. Now, these homes of Christian Rock noncommercial network RadioU are being spun. The buyer is known for stations "Where God's Word Is Heard.
Shaw Butte, located in north-central Phoenix

Good News: A Phoenix LPTV Property Is Sold

In mid-December, the leaders of Spanish Independent Broadcast Network opted to part ways with its low-power television station serving the Valley of the Sun. Who's the buyer? It's the same entity that two years ago snagged a LPTV facility serving the Verde Valley, home to towns such as Jerome and Sedona, Ariz.
Don Curtis

Triad Takes Two AMs, And A FM Translator, From Curtis

A pair of licensees tied to North Carolina-based Curtis Media Group have agreed to spin a pair of AM radio stations, and one FM translator, to another media company operating in the state.
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Dum-de-Da: Vinton Radio Pair Are Sold

No, we're not talking about stations tied in some way to Bobby Vinton but, rather, the town of Vinton, Va. Here, an AM radio station with an FM translator are heading to a new owner, pending FCC approval.

Wolfhouse Officially Exits Coastal NoCal Market

Until March 2017, Hector Villalobos owned and operated three FMs and an AM serving agricultural areas tied to the Monterey-Salinas market. At the time, one of those FMs was sold. Then, Villalobos in September 2020 sold the two other FM stations. Now, the AM has been spun, marking his exit from ownership of stations serving the picturesque region of Northern California.
Bill Christian and Mike Reed, as seen in 2017

Coastal Completes Its Waypoint Radio/TV Purchase

In late July, the FCC was asked to approve the sale of seven TV stations and four radio stations across five markets by Waypoint Media and related entity Vision Communications. The transaction, which saw Kalil & Co. serve as the broker, has now closed, making Coastal Television Broadcasting Group LLC the owner.

Toole Estate Spins Montana FM

Among the first radio industry transactions of 2022 to await FCC approval is the sale of a radio station from the Estate of Robert Cummings Toole and Karen Toole to a Montana corporation. The deal involves an FM that can reach the capital, Helena, and a FM translator serving a small mountain community.

Ave Maria Completes Michigan Translator Deal

From the town of Spring Harbor, Mich., a Class A FM has served the cities of Jackson and Albion with a student-run Christian music format. Until now, it has reached the Ann Arbor area via a FM translator outside of the city that’s home to the University of Michigan. That's come to an end, as the FM translator's sale has been completed.

Missouri Combo Heads To New Owner

A Class A FM radio station and its AM sibling with 1,000 watts of power are being transferred to a new owner. Thanks to a modified agreement between the buyer and seller, we now know how much more valuable the land, building, improvements and towers are, compared to the licenses and permits tied to the AM/FM combo.
Broadcast Tower

A Punjabi Entry Into The South Bay

A deal involving a FM translator has just been consummated that will bring, pending FCC approval, another South Asian voice to the San Jose radio market. The programming will originate from the HD3 signal of KUFX-FM, a Bonneville International-owned radio station.
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‘Quahog Country’ Ownership Goes to Widow

On December 24, 2020, the husband that shares ownership with his wife of a Class A noncommercial FM radio station serving the island of Nantucket in Massachusetts passed away. One year later, the requisite paperwork is being filed that will give the woman full ownership of "Quahog Country."
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