K-LOVE Sheds A Golden State Property

Behind the "Redwood Curtain" lies Humboldt County, Calif., famously known as the "greenest" part of the Golden State for its marijuana industry and its tall trees of grandeur. It's also home to a Class C1 noncomm Educational Media Foundation is selling. There's a likely explanation for the divestment.

Vic Michael Deals A Translator To Cesar Chavez

The owner of full-power and FM translator stations in such locales as Arizona and Hawaii is dealing a silent 250-watt facility in a growing area of the Grand Canyon State. The buyer? The owner of La Campesina, a popular regional Mexican noncomm targeting first-generation Latinos.

Richard Mecham’s Magic Restructuring Plan

In March 2017, RBR+TVBR first reported on the availability of four stations and several FM translators in a famed ski resort community in the Rocky Mountains. The stations were priced to sell, the broker shopping these Rich Broadcasting stations said. A deal has finally been reached with a 'Magic' buyer.
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Mel Wheeler Adds An AM

Wheeler has long held radio stations in the southwestern corner of Virginia. Now, he's adding an AM licensed to Lynchburg in this just-filed deal with the FCC.

Gator Spirit Spreads West Of Gainesville

Some 65 air miles to the west of the home of the University of Florida is a rural stretch of the Gulf Coast including such tiny coastal hamlets as Horseshoe Beach and towns including Cross City. Here, a 100kw noncommercial signal recently went dark. Now, it is set for a resurrection -- thanks to a Gator chomp.

Praise Be: Seven-Year Run Ends For College FM

On March 16, 2012, a 4kw Class A FM signed on the air as the student-run voice of a university in the eastern end of North Dakota. RBR+TVBR reported on the station's sign-on, in front of a crowd of enthusiastic student supporters. Seven years later, this school is selling off its radio station. 

Valentine’s Capture: Nebraska Town Gets A New FM

Days after Valentine's Day, the town of Valentine, Neb., discovered that it is getting a new local voice on the radio dial. It's thanks to the acquisition of a Christian Talk and Teaching station presently owned by American Family Association. What could be in store for this Class A facility?

EMF Makes A ‘Joy’-Filled Swap

An asset exchange agreement has just been filed with the FCC that will bring Educational Media Foundation a signal in the famous home of Jack Daniels whiskey, Lynchburg, Tenn. In exchange, EMF is parting ways with a Class C3 station in Mississippi.

Lone Star Combo Officially Speared By HPRN

An asset purchase agreement dated Oct. 22, 2018 and filed with the FCC on November 7 shows that High Plains Radio Network is in growth mode, furthering its acquisition plan with the purchase of an AM/FM combo in Texas. This deal has just closed, and we have the details.

Highway 64 Paves A Path Through Texas Plains

Where U.S. 87 shifts west from Amarillo is a Texas town made famous some 90 years ago in the song "I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas." That tune is paid tribute to in a set of a call letters used by an AM/FM combo that's being sold. Also in TRANSACTIONS TODAY: Maine Public Classical adds.

Pittsburg Pick-Up, Fuss Find, and Star Find: Deals In Detail

A trio of Form 314 filings made with the Commission signaling the need for transaction affirmation are in the spotlight in today's TRANSACTIONS TODAY. We've also got details on a North Carolina AM station's sale, along with its FM translator. To get it done, a Media Bureau Consent Decree was signed.

Virden’s Peru Pickup

Sure, everybody knows the South American nation of Peru and its cute alpacas and delicious cuisine. But did you know there is a Peru, Illinois? You do now, because Fletcher Ford's Virden Broadcasting is gaining a presence there.

Could This ‘Bridge’ Be Falling Down Soon?

An eclectic Adult Alternative station serving a picturesque stretch of the Oregon coast to the west of the Portland, Ore., metropolitan area is being sold to a Captain. The only remaining question is whether or not he's a buccaneer ready to blow up a "Bridge."

‘Red Dirt Rebel’ Ditches Original FM Facility

A Class C2 facility serving the Lubbock, Tex., market, has gained notoriety for its programming focused on the "red dirt" genre of Country music, featuring acts such as Cody Johnson and Aaron Watson. Now, music fans that gained a new over-the-air home for their favorite tunes in 2013 will no longer have a simulcast.

New Mexico Classical Voice Arrives In Ruidoso

How essential can a 9-watt FM translator be to a radio broadcasting company? Sometimes, it can prove to be an important component to an operator seeking to capture as many listeners as possible, no matter how afar the community may be. For the longtime home of Classical music in the Land of Enchantment, that proved to be the case.

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