On Nov. 6, 2019, Salem Media Group made two revelations. First, the company focused on Christian-themed and conservative talk radio programming said it had to delay the release of its Q3 2019 earnings. Second, it said it was selling an AM radio station in a suburb of Orlando, Fla. Salem on Monday completed the sale of that Central Florida facility.
For many years, a Class B AM with 1 daytimer tower and 3 nighttime towers licensed to Corrales, N. Mex., has served the Albuquerque market with Spanish-language programming. This saw the signal used for regional Mexican programming, and then a religious format, en español. Now, the facility is poised to take on a whole new form of multicultural broadcasting.
George Hochman is the sole owner of two FM stations in the Aloha State and the majority shareholder of five other radio stations in Hawaii. A sixth station is 25% owned by Hochman, with noted Los Angeles air personality William Poorman another 25% owner. Now, Hochman is set to become the 100% owner of a silent AM serving the Honolulu market.
A Class A digital TV station licensed to Cleveland -- Tennessee, not Ohio -- with the ability to reach viewers in nearby Chattanooga is being sold. The deal, reached April 2, formally marks the end of Heartland programming, with a change to religious offerings on the way.
Until recently, an Oklahoma-centric Southern Gospel network could be heard on a 100-watt FM serving a small town in rural Minnesota. That station went dark under an STA, and now its licensee has agreed to sell the property to another religious broadcast ministry.
The Highlands County, Fla., city of Avon Park is home to an FM translator which serves as a "revitalization" igniter for a Class D AM in this small town. Using the FM translator as its main point of entry for consumers, the stations have been branded as "Kiss 107.5," and have aired a hip-hop format. Now, new ownership is on the way.
In Southwest Middle Tennessee, there's a Class A FM offering Country programming to such communities as Centerville. Not too far to the west is another Class A FM, offering "Real Country Variety" to listeners. Thanks to a just-finalized deal that promise of variety could now be available to Centerville-area consumers.
In the course of the last three years, Bill Christian and Mike Reed have attracted attention for their launch, from scratch, of a TV group serving Lafayette, Ind. Now, Christian and Reed — President/CEO of Waypoint Media — are grabbing a TV property in a town best-known in media lore for an offbeat FM radio station launched by the late Brooks Brown.
In the town of Crooksville, Ohio, due east of the state capital, is a Class A facility offering Classic Hits to the Zanesville area. It's just been sold, making this station the buyer's sixth FM station in the Buckeye State.
A 1kw AM with 1 tower serving the city of Augusta, Ga., is presently silent. It will soon be brought back to life by a community religious organization.
If the name Frank Copsidas is familiar to you, perhaps it is from his role as Managing Member of Tyche Media, which in January 2018 acquired LPTVs in Connecticut. Or, perhaps you know him as the last manager for "Soul Brother No. 1." Now, Copsidas is making news for acquiring two LPTVs -- located in the Deep South.
Four stations owned by Radioactive LLC serving Michigan's Upper Peninsula have been operated by another company via a local programming and marketing agreement. In December, that arrangement evolved with the conversion of an LMA into outright ownership. Now, the deal has closed.
If you've ever traveled on the outer loop of the Hampton Roads Beltway, the intersection of I-64 and I-664 is known for the presence of two broadcast towers. One belongs to a Class C AM that simulcasts its sister FM all-News programming. This will soon change, as the sale of the AM station has been consummated.
Community. Culture. Music. That's the brand promise from a noncommercial Jazz station serving the Denver metropolitan area and, until now, the ski resort community of Vail. What does the future hold for Vail? Some may ask, as the station carrying the Jazz station is trading hands.
WMOM-FM has been dark since April 1, 2019 and was within days of having its license expired by the FCC for failure to broadcast. On Wednesday, the FM was brought back to life: Santa, in a way, is ushering in new ownership, and a station resurrection.