A Tale Of Three Cities

It's been a while since TRANSACTIONS TODAY had multiple deals to discuss in one day. Hooray! Today we take an excursion to Maine, and then examine deals in the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee and in the Sunshine State.

Cherry-Colored Order Could Resolve Translator Tussle

In late 2016, Glenn Cherry agreed to take full possession of a Class D AM in Daytona Beach, Fla. He then applied for an FM translator to give this facility a boost, but another company protested. Late Wednesday, the Media Bureau issued an Order that may settle the matter.

Powell’s Panhandle Buyer Enters Tampa Bay

The Florida-based individual who heads the licensee of radio stations that fell silent during Hurricane Michael -- and stayed that way, as its former owner decided not to rebuild -- has just grabbed an AM with an FM translator in one of the Sunshine State's biggest markets.
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Pair Of Ft. Wayne Stations Set To Change Hands

A contract has been signed and an application filed with the FCC for the transfer of radio stations WLYV-AM and W282CH, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, from Adams Radio Group, LLC to Brian Walsh of Warsaw, Indiana.

Blowout Noncomm Gets Another Hill Country Translator

Sun Radio is adding an FM translator deep in the heart of Fredericksburg. Here are the details.

One Less Signal For The Ducks’ Classical Source

The University of Oregon, home of the Ducks, is also the licensee of a group of FM radio stations across Oregon airing Classical programming. One of the stations in its network has just been sold. We have the details from the just-filed Asset Purchase Agreement.

AM Alive: Oklahoma Class B Finds Blue Sky

There will be "blue sky" ahead for a 500-watt AM radio station offering Classic Hits for a community in Oklahoma. That's because the owners of this station have agreed to sell it to an entity bearing the name Blue Sky Media.

Truth Be Told: Go Into The ‘Light’

"Award-winning, listener supported The Light FM was founded by Billy and Ruth Graham in 1962." Now, the non-commercial Worship Music-focused operation is adding an AM with an FM translator in the Greensboro market.

A Third FM Translator For Lake Of The Ozarks Operator

Ken Kuenzie and Dennis Klautzer in December 2017 became investors in a FM on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. Now, the mainland company they own is growing by acquiring an FM translator for a new Soft AC HD offering tied to a big Rocker.
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Amador Bustos Strikes Again In Washington

Bustos Media is on a buying spree. On Monday, broker of record Kalil & Co. announced that it is purchasing its third station since the start of May. The company founded and led by Amador Bustos is now getting an FM serving Moses Lake, Wash., from Cesar Chavez Foundation.

Charles Williams Brews Up A Michigan Asset Buy

Charles Williams has become known in Indiana as an active owner and operator of radio stations. Now, he hopes to build the same level of name recognition in Michigan, thanks to his company's acquisition of four properties in the Bay State.
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South-of-Boston AM With Heritage Calls Gets Sold

To the south of greater Boston is not only the home of the New England Patriots, but also cities such as Taunton and Middleborough Center. It is the latter municipality that is the home of a Class D AM with an FM translator that's now trading hands.
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Denver ‘Rock’ Set For ‘Orange & Blue’ Makeover

From a 99-watt transmitter in Lakewood, Colo., K229BS at 93.7 MHz has been rebroadcasting the Oldies programming of Class B KCKK-AM 1510, licensed to Littleton, Colo. The translator covers the western portion of Denver, and it is now heading to iHeartRadio.

Bristol Stomp: Big Tri-Cities Operator Snags Big Translator

How much would you pay for a 21-watt FM translator? What if it had city-grade coverage of the biggest population center in your metropolitan area? That's a question now answered by Bristol Broadcasting, which just snagged a primo facility on the VA/TN line.

A 72-Year Career In Radio Ends With Station Sale

On April 30, Carl Lamm officially said goodbye to the radio industry. That's when an agreement was struck that saw his Lamm Media Group sell a Class D daytimer and its FM translator -- a move that came one month after Lamm retired, concluding an incredible career in radio.

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