In August 2018, Family Life Radio agreed to acquire a Class A FM from The E.W. Scripps Co. in the market that's home to Sabino Canyon and the University of Arizona. Now, the Christian-themed non-profit is selling its AM and FM translator in this market.
On March 1, 2016, a public library system signed on a 100-watt low-powered FM station. By May 2018, the station was put on death watch, after administrators argued the LPFM was not aligned with the library's "strategic mission." Now, it has a new owner.
In late January, a pair of FM radio stations serving the northwest corner of Mississippi were sold. One has a moniker that reminds one of a now-concluded comic strip. The other involves a large marine king that’s found nowhere in local waters. The deal has now closed.
A Class C3 FM serving such Mississippi communities as Winona, Grenada and Greenwood is heading to a new owner. It's an electronics company -- a 51/49 partnership between two locally based women.
To the southeast of Lake Tahoe sits a Class C3 FM that was once committed to "putting the fun back in radio." That task will now be handed off to a new owner, as this facility has just been sold.
In the final weeks of 2018, Tejas Broadcasting agreed to sell a Class C1 FM on the Texas Gulf Coast to Educational Media Foundation. The station it is diplexed with was then sold in a different deal, along with a Class A FM. Now, that deal has closed, and Tejas is out of radio.
RBR+TVBR on Friday was first to share full details regarding Lilly Broadcasting's acquisition of a group of radio stations in Warren, Pa. Now, as expected, a Form 314 filing with the FCC provides insight into just how much Lilly is paying, and who the brokers are.
Just south of the Colorado border along Interstate 25 is the small town of Raton, N. Mex. It's roughly 135 miles by car to the southwest of picturesque Alamosa, Colo., in the Rocky Mountains. In these towns are FM translators that are being transferred to a new owner.
Educational Media Foundation, now the No. 2 licensee of radio stations in the U.S., has closed on a pair of acquisitions filed with the FCC in the final days of 2018. One of the properties is on the Texas Gulf Coast. The other is located to the north of Rome, Ga.
HC2 Station Group, the rapidly growing broadcast TV station owner led by Philip Falcone, has closed on its acquisition of a Class A TV station presently serving Hispanic audiences in Ohio's capital city. It's a facility shifting channels thanks to the post-spectrum auction repack.
A large Central New York broadcast ministry based in Syracuse presently owns full-signal and translator FMs reaching such Empire State markets as Utica-Rome, Rochester, Watertown, and Ithaca, as well as the Montréal area's western communities. Add Albany to the list.
The religious-focused La Promesa Foundation is about to own a Washington, D.C.-area AM poised for "revitalization," by way of an unbuilt FM translator. The purchase comes after nine years of running the station, presently owned by a different licensee.
Hispanic Target Network has emerged in recent years as a formidable national purveyor of regional Mexican programming. Its properties can be found in New Mexico and in Texas, as well as on the Delmarva Peninsula. It's now decided to say goodbye to one of those stations.
An AM radio station serving Florida's Panhandle Region, hit hard by Hurricane Michael, is being sold by a local institution of higher learning. The Class D operation has a rich history and involves the founder of Magic Broadcasting.
Heritage Broadcast Associates is picking up a Class D AM with 1 tower serving the area south of Music City USA. What changes, if any, are in store for listeners of "Radio Close to Home"?