Educational Media Foundation continues to build its nationwide network of Christian music noncommercial networks. This time, it is expanding in a Wyoming town where it is formally acquiring an FM translator used for its worship music offering.
With no new transactions posted Friday by the FCC, the focus is instead on new Special Temporary Authority applications with the Commission. There are three of them, including one in the Motor City.
While the Phoenix market is famous for its South Mountain tower farm, there's another peak used by broadcast media as its transmitter home. That's Shaw Butte, a popular hiking site in north Phoenix. Here, an FM translator has been rebroadcasting a "relevant" AM's Christian-themed programming via an LMA. A lease-to-purchase conversion is now underway.
On April 28, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota became the latest institution of higher learning to part ways with its radio broadcasting facilities. Rather than sell them, however, the school has donated them to a non-profit religious operator.
Five years after entering Southern Nevada's radio landscape by acquiring a Class C FM serving Mesquite, Nev., that has a better city-grade signal over St. George, Utah than Las Vegas, James Su is saying 再见 to the Entertainment Capital of the World.
FM translators in Houston have value, in particular to the South Asian community. In December 2019, Masala Radio agreed to pay over $1 million for K254BZ, covering towns some 18 miles to the southwest of Houston’s downtown core. Now, another translator serving this area of the metropolitan area is trading hands, and targeting South Asians is the likely plan.
La Crosse Media Group is parting ways with its four FMs and AM serving the Wisconsin market, as the longtime owner is heading into retirement. Form 314 filings have now been posted by the FCC, and it provides a peek at just how much Pat Smith and his group will pocket from La Crosse's ownership exit, which involves three buyers. Kalil & Co. brokered the deals.
La Crosse, Wisc. is home to stations owned by Sparta-Tomah Broadcasting, Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Magnum Media and La Crosse Media Group. As of today, you can scratch one of those broadcast entities off the list of La Crosse operators, as the market further consolidates. At the same time, KLOVE is coming to town. Kalil & Co. brokered the deals.
On May 8, a Williamsport, Pa., operator moved forward with the involuntarily transfer of its licenses to a trustee. It concluded a four-year battle with a bank to resolve the company's debts, but came with some drama involving the refusal by this broadcaster's leader to sign off on a sale of its final AM properties. Now, the trustee is selling the stations. The buyer? The Keystone State radio specialist led by Kristin Cantrell.
RBR+TVBR was first to report Thursday on Gray Television's decision to acquire a low-power TV station in Juneau, and translator KSCT-LP 5 in Sitka, Alaska. Details, including the sale price, are now available, as a Form 345 filing with the FCC was made following the seller's release confirming a sale had been consummated.
It's currently silent, but there's a 6kw FM serving a rural area due east of Anderson, S.C., in a town named ... um ... Due West, S.C. The station's city of license is slightly south of its tower, but one need not need direction to learn where this station is going. A new owner is on the horizon.
Is the end near for a conservative Talker serving Fresno on two frequencies, including an expanded-band AM? That could be the case, as the stations have just been sold to a Hispanic evangelical group that will likely bring the teachings of Jesucristo to Spanish-speaking listeners across this San Joaquin Valley city.
Say what?! No, we're not talking about the company that made Howard Stern an internationally known "shock jock" run by Mel Karmazin. Rather, this Infinity is headquartered in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and it is acquiring "Radio One." The buyer knows the station all too well: She's the host of the 7am hour each weekday.
From the tip of Panama City Beach to the east to the shores of Pensacola to the west, a Class C3 noncomm is "the positive choice" for reverent radio listeners. Now, it is getting a new licensee, thanks to a Board of Directors' vote on February 26 by the assignor of this Florida Panhandle FM.
Brantley Broadcast Associates has, until now, been the licensee of a pair of AMs in Alabama and an AM with an FM translator in the state of Mississippi. With one of the Alabama AMs already sold, Brantley is now parting ways with the Mississippi properties.