A Vt. AM, With An FM Translator, Gets New Lease on Life

Travel between metropolitan Montréal and Burlington, Vt., and you'll find the quaint town of Saint Albans. Here, a silent AM licensed for 1kw during daylight and 107 watts at night, which has an FM translator assigned to it, is being handed to a new licensee. It effectively ends months of planning from Tiffany and Eric Miller, who had revived the long-dormant operation in mid-2019.

A DFW LPFM Gets ‘New Life’

Vicente Delgado has gained prominence in the Hispanic evangelical community as a Pastor devoted to spreading the word of Jesucristo through the Nueva Vida/New Life Assembly located in Grand Prairie, Tex. Now, Nueva Vida is set to bring some new life to a low-power FM serving such nearby communities as Arlington and Euless, Tex.

Calvary Cuts Loose An Indiana Noncomm

A silent 100-watt Class A noncommercial FM radio station offering "The truth heard in Black and White" is trading hands. It marks the end of ownership by Calvary Radio Network, and this facility's forthcoming resurrection as a simulcast partner of a Linton, Ind.-based radio station.

A New Lease On Life For Memphis’ Jazz Station

Go east of downtown Memphis, and you'll find Shelby Farms Park. Right next to the park is the transmitter for a Class C2 noncommercial serving the market with a 24/7 jazz format. It's a service provided by a university that, like several others in recent years, decided to sell its radio station. In this case, however, jazz will live on, thanks to a partnership between the university and a local institution.

A Luckey, Ohio Deal For A Country ‘Wolf’

The Class A branded as "Toledo's Only Independent Country Music Station" is about to change owners. When the transaction is complete, that slogan should still hold true for this "Luckey" FM serving such Ohio municipalities as Bowling Green.

A New Life Path for Vida Atlanta As Talk Takes Over

The Latin love song-focused "Vida" radio brand serving Atlanta for six years has formally become an online-only offering. Paperwork filed at the FCC on Tuesday shows its broadcast homes — a Class D AM and an accompanying FM translator — have been sold. As of February 3, the new owner has installed new programming: English-language talk shows.

Monte Spearman’s Holy Flip and Spin

In March 2019, High Plains Radio Network completed its purchase of an FM licensed to Farwell, Tex., serving the Clovis, N. Mex., area. and an AM in Amarillo, Tex., with an FM translator as part of a six-asset acquisition from Tejas Broadcasting. Now, the entity headed by Monte Spearman is spinning the AM, FM and translator to a broadcast ministry.

‘The Voice’ Relaunches A Classic Delmarva Brand

For much of the 1980s, WKHI was a formidable Top 40 station on the Delmarva Peninsula. It disappeared in 1993 but wasn't forgotten by an operator that brought back those call letters on Jan. 30, 2019, to a Class A facility at 94.9 MHz. Branding that matched the old WKHI was used, along with a Classic Hits format. It didn't work. Now, this new WKHI is being sold.

Edgewater Sheds Another FM Translator

Former broadcast ministry Edgewater Broadcasting, led by Dennis Clounch, has been winding down its operations and selling off assets for several months. The parting of an FM translator in Peru, Ill., is only the latest asset sale for the Twin Falls, Idaho-based licensee.

Vanguard Media Secures Its West-of-ABQ Oasis

In late 2018, the radio broadcasting company led by Don Davis used the "Breeze" brand for a Smooth Jazz format airing on Santa Fe, N. Mex., stations, to protect the city of Grants, N. Mex., from any brand encroachment. Vanguard began simulcasting his "Breeze" on an FM in the city. Now, Davis is cementing the brand there by gaining full ownership of the Class C3 facility.

License Revocation Nixed For A Georgia AM

In mid-January, a silent AM radio station licensed for 10kw of power from 1 tower received what appeared to be nothing short of its death sentence from the Media Bureau and the FCC’s Office of the Managing Director. Guess what? The licensee has successfully fought the FCC -- and won. As such, the station has a new lease on life.

A Transactions-Free Friday at the FCC

Once again, there were no new deals posted by the FCC in its CDBS database on Friday. As such, TRANSACTIONS TODAY offers details on a trio of STA requests and a West Virginia closing. One STA request involves a Michigan FM handed to a court-appointed receiver in December 2019.

Gray Gets FCC OK For Vermont Duopoly

In October 2019, RBR+TVBR was first to report on the sale of a full-power digital TV station licensed to a small town in New York's Adirondack Mountains that is poised to become a Burlington, Vt.-Plattsburgh, N.Y. DMA sibling to a big CBS affiliate with reach into Montreal and much of Quebec. That deal has now closed.

Another Day Dominated By STAs and Closings

Where are the deals? If station sales are in the works, those discussions are certainly being conducted in private. And, if any are complete, they just haven't been posted in the FCC's CDBS database. As such, it is another deal-free day for TRANSACTIONS TODAY, which offers details on a trio of STA requests and two closings.

KHCB Wins Another Property, And It’s A Gift

In recent months, the owner of KHCB-FM has built a formidable network thanks to acquisitions and donated assets. Now, it is adding another station to its godly stable, thanks to another gift.

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