In two FCC filings made Monday, it became known that this nascent company is gaining a 250-watt FM translator in a small North Carolina city, along with a second, unbuilt FM translator and a Class D AM. A big player in the Carolinas is involved. Also in TRANSACTIONS TODAY: A Geos grab in NE Penna.
Some 100 miles to the southwest of Kansas City is a small town with an FM transmitter for what had been the home of a "true" Christian AC non-comm. The station is now an internet-only operation, as the licensee is selling the presently dark Class A that had been its over-the-air home.
The town of Junction, Tex., is known for its presence in Hill Country -- a recreational and viticultural area to the west of Austin. Here, a 1kw Class C AM is being traded. The buyer likely knows the lyrics to "Rocky Top" by heart.
There's a radio broadcaster in Texas that is celebrating 56 years of “of keeping him close by.” This Houston-based operation is growing again, five months after adding an AM/FM combo in a town known as the home of Fort Concho.
A station that has marketed itself as the only Spanish-language station serving the "Four Corners" region of the American West is being sold. It's a "Majestic" deal that includes an AM with an FM translator.
If you are old enough to remember the Barry Levinson-lensed film Rain Man, you know that, in the 1980s, WOXY-FM 97.7 in Mason, Ohio was a Modern Rock station branded as "97X -- the Future of Rock and Roll." It's been nearly 15 years since those days. WOXY is presently airing Spanish-language programming as "La Mega." Its AM sibling in the state capital offers a mix of gospel and Christian-themed shows. The owner of the AM-FM combo has now decided to sell the stations.
In March 2018, the President of NIA Broadcasting acquired a Class B AM in the Tampa-St. Petersburg market from a company led by Bruce Maduri. It was the continuation of a relationship between Maduri and this broadcast industry owner that began in February 2017. Now, Maduri and NIA are at it again, and it involves an FM translator associated with the AM dealt some eight months ago.
A Class D AM radio station with a rich history in the 'Burgh is working to extend its lifespan by securing no less than three FM translators used to relay its mix of Oldies, Talk programming, Polka shows and religious-themed programming. Now, it is acquiring one of the three translators it uses outright.
A 1kw Class C in the Peachtree State presently serving African American listeners was "acquired" by its current licensee in June 2016. That would be Norma Jean Lewis, who had previously consummated a deal in 2013 for an AM and an FM in Alabama that never closed. Now, Lewis is losing this Georgia AM, as it's going back to a seller who has had hard luck finding a solid buyer.
A radio station in an area devastated by Hurricane Michael is trading hands -- along with the FM translator associated with this AM facility. It is the lone deal up for discussion in the Weekend Edition of TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Nov. 9, 2018.
One year ago, an independent TV station seen across the Aloha State made headlines for its "David vs. Goliath" fight versus AT&T's DirecTV. This station has had a shared services agreement with Raycom Media, a dominant entity that owns the CBS and NBC affiliates serving Hawaii. That's about to end: K5 and the FOX affiliate are soon to be siblings.
There's a Class D AM station with call letters widely known to a generation of Houston radio listeners that's licensed to Bellville, Tex., to the northwest of town. In January, this station made headlines for failing to sign off at sunset, as required by its license. Now, the station is trading hands, and the deal is valued in the millions of dollars.
The privately held owner of an AM/FM combo in a town south of Wichita has just filed a Form 315 with the FCC requesting the approval of an internal stock purchase. This will put the company fully in control of an individual who is making the acquisitions from the heirs of the individual whose untimely passing necessitated the lone deal up for discussion in TRANSACTIONS TODAY.
Another month, another dearth of deals? The first full week of November started with a whimper with respect to fresh filings of transactions at the FCC. The lone item up for discussion in today's TRANSACTIONS TODAY: A translator trade in North Carolina.
"Classic Country, bluegrass, western swing and more." That's the promise a 1kw daytime-only AM radio station in Central Florida has delivered until its signal went dark. Now, this facility just south of one of the nation's largest retirement communities is being sold. Also in TRANSACTIONS TODAY: A positive owner remix for a Texas duo.