With No New Deals, STAs Take Top Attention

Once again, it was a day void of freshly filed transactions at the FCC. As such, the January 27, 2020 edition of TRANSACTIONS TODAY focuses on applications for STAs.

A Friendly FM Sale In Mitten State

In Michigan radio lore, the town of Hudson is known as a place where longtime respected station owners Bruce and Sue Goldsen once managed WMXE. Now, the municipality is making news again, as a Class A with a broadcast tower in rural Osseo, Mich., is being sold.

A Newly Huge Four Corners FM Trades Hands

Tom Troland and Michael Mallace have just acquired an FM station with a construction permit for a new signal allowing to cover much of America's Four Corners region -- including picturesque Cortez, Colo., and much of Farmington, N. Mex.

Punjab Punch Formally Comes For A Metroplex AM

In a transaction brokered by Kalil & Co., Dhillon’s Radio Punjab in November 2019 agreed to purchase a silent 20kw daytime/200 watt nighttime AM that is licensed to use 3 towers to reach an area to the far southeast of Dallas. The deal has now formally closed.

An Arizona LPTV Deal On A Quiet Wednesday For Transactions

A low-power TV station serving a picturesque region of Northern Arizona that includes Sedona and Jerome is being sold. It's the lone deal on a quiet Wednesday for transactions as one big group of brokers holds meetings at NATPE Miami with potential buyers and sellers.
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A Pair of LPFMs Trade Hands

A low-power FM in the heart of the Permian Basin is being sold by a local religious organization to a community group empowered to "Helping Others Prepare for Empowerment." At the same time, a LPFM in Kentucky's biggest metropolitan area is being handed to a new licensee in a "zero-value assignment."

EMF Strikes Again With ‘FNX Add

For a generation of radio listeners, the call letters WFNX symbolize Boston's modern rock station. However, those calls of late have belonged to a Class A FM serving a rural Tri-State area due north of Springfield, Mass. The new incarnation of WFNX wasn't a success. As such, the phoenix set for rebirth at this facility will be grounded in the spirit of Christ -- thanks to Educational Media Foundation.

Birmingham Area Station Changes Hands

BAR Broadcasting, Inc. of Taylor, Michigan and Red Mountain Ventures, LLC of Birmingham, Alabama have reached a debt cancellation agreement.
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Reyes Gets K.C. AM Pair In Latest TBLC Sale

On Tuesday, RBR+TVBR reported on the purchase of a silent AM serving the Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., market by Norsan Media. Now, the seller, which had gained control of all former Davidson Media Group stations, is parting ways with a pair of AMs in one of the most underserved Hispanic markets in the U.S.

Less ‘KLove’ Brings BBN To Lumberton

In April 2018, a historically African American institute of higher learning sold its 50kw Class C2 facility serving the eastern portion of the Triangle region of North Carolina, in addition to three FM translators. The buyer was Educational Media Foundation. Now, it is spinning one of those translators to another major broadcast ministry.

Weigel Wiggles Into Connecticut With Venture Deal

As RBR+TVBR readers may recall, “TV-49 Inc.” is an entity tied to Norman Shapiro’s Weigel Broadcasting Co. In 2019, it snagged The CW Network affiliation for a Chicago property while also adding a Denver station. Now, Weigel's TV-49 is set to become the licensee of a Hartford LPTV property.

Twilight Arrives At Another Keystone State Property

For more than a year, a New Freedom, Pa.-based company has gained notice for its purchase of radio stations in locales across Pennsylvania. This includes deals involving Connoisseur Media and Jeff Andrulonis. Now, this licensee is getting another property: A Class D serving a community due west of Penn State University.

Four FM Translators Trade Hands In Houston

In a deal with limited details as of midday Friday, four formidable FM translators serving listeners in one of America's biggest markets are being spun. The seller is a broadcast ministry dedicated to serving Spanish-speaking Christians. The buyer is a pastor tied to the institution.

A Mid-South Talker Is Spun To Starnes

The AM radio station branded as "Talk Radio for the Mid-South" is being spun to an organization wholly owned by Todd Starnes. He, along with Dalton Glasscock, are becoming first-time owners with this purchase.

Hunt Finds New Route For Colorado ‘Rock’

In March 2014, Janice Hunt placed a Classic Rock format on a big AM radio station serving the Mile High City -- and its Boulder, Colo.-focused FM translator. By May 2019, the FM translator was taken over by iHeartRadio, shifting "The Rock" to a different translator. Now, "The Rock" is ready to roll away for good.

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