A Class C3 FM licensed to Honor, Mich., near Traverse City, is trading hands. And, it's a bit of good news for Good News Media. They're the buyer of this facility, which has been a home for "Classical IPR" since February 1.
In the Western New York cities of Fredonia and Lancaster, the latter of which is due east of Buffalo, "The Station of The Cross" can be found on the noncommercial band of the FM dial. Now, the FM translator serving Fredonia, home to a state university of New York, will be wholly owned by operator Holy Family Communications.
In May, RBR+TVBR first reported on the acquisition in a court-sanctioned auction of an FM in the "Conch Republic" by Michael Stapleford and his Magnum Broadcasting. Now, another FM once part of the Choice Radio Keys stable is being sold by the creditor representative appointed by a Monroe County, Fla., judge to execute the sell-off of its assets.
Northwest Arkansas is a growing Hispanic hub: the Latino population in the Nielsen Audio-defined metro is 14.3%. As such, having a radio station serving Spanish-speakers here may be of value. That's the case for Edward and Leticia Vega. They've just swapped an AM with an FM translator in Tulsa for a similar operation in the heart of this fast-growing Arkansas region.
The first Monday of July 2020 arrived with no new radio or TV station transactions posted by the FCC in its CDBS. As such, the focus today is on STAs and closings, which include a Honolulu property, and a Seven Mountains Media FM translator tied to a big Southern Tier cluster realignment for the company led by Kristin Cantrell.
It may be a holiday in Canada, but things are particularly quiet at the FCC as the start of the 2021 fiscal year gets underway for many companies. July 1 saw the posting by the Commission of just two newly consummated transactions. Both deals involve noncommercial FM radio stations.
Go to the city of Pittsburg, Tex., and you'll find a Class A noncomm offering Christian-themed music. It also airs on a FM translator serving nearby Mt. Pleasant, Tex. That will soon change, however, as the translator has just been sold.
Until the end of 2019, an FM translator in Lumberton, N.C., had been relaying the programming of WHQR Public Media in Wilmington, N.C. That relationship has officially ended, thanks to the facility's sale to a different NPR Member group.
A low-power TV station in the city known for Genesee Beer and Kodak is being spun by Tri-State Christian TV. Who's the buyer?
In April, Janet and Jeff Winemiller made news by making a trade with Marquee Broadcasting that saw their Lowcountry 34 Media become the licensee of a low-power TV property in Delaware's state capital. “We are happy to add WEVD to our other LPTV stations in Myrtle Beach, and in LaGrange and Savannah, Georgia,” Jeff Winemiller said at the time. He's just sold it.
Good news and great Gospel music. That's been the brand promise of a Class B AM serving Grand Island, Neb., since a February 2008 transaction that brought the facility into The Praise Network family. Twelve years later, the AM -- now with an FM translator giving the station some "revitalization" -- are being spun.
In March 2015, a collection of low-power TV stations in Texas, Florida and South Carolina was spun by DTV America Corp. for $152,000. Fast-forward five years later, and just one of those 38 properties has fetched a price that is significantly higher than the value of that entire 2015 deal.
Across the Pacific Northwest, Alexandra Communications, under the direction of Thomas and Cheryl Hodgins, has operated a collection of AMs, FMs and FM translators in such locales as Walla Walla, Wash., and Burns, Ore., in the center of the state along U.S. 20. Now, the Hodgkins are saying goodbye to Burns. The buyer? It's another mom-and-pop shop.
On January 31, RBR+TVBR first reported on a lease-to-buy arrangement that eventually hands ownership of a Class C3 Classic Rocker serving the Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wisc. market to one of the biggest local media companies in the U.S. On Tuesday, the wheels were put in motion to sell this station to Townsquare Media.
In February 2019, RBR+TVBR reported on the loss of NPR's lone member station in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, effectively leaving market No. 56 without a public radio property offering non-secular programming. Now, it appears a different market in the Lone Star State is getting an NPR member station of its own.