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.

There’s More To The Steinman Sale In Delaware

On Wednesday TRANSACTIONS TODAY offered the most complete report on the sale of a group of radio stations in eastern Maryland and across Delaware from Steinman Communications-owned Delmarva Broadcasting Company to Forever Media. One day later, additional details surfaced.

Cape Cod Translator Trio Grabbed By Garabedian

A generation of Top 40 radio listeners know John Garabedian for his "Open House Party" program, created in September 1987 and originally based at WXKS-FM in Boston. Garabedian has also been an owner of radio stations, first buying a station in 1969. Now, his CodComm is getting three FM signals in Cape Cod.

Mortenson’s Expanded Band Big D Departure

Mortenson Broadcasting has enjoyed a presence in North Texas by way of a pair of AM radio stations licensed to Fort Worth and, in recent months, through an FM translator serving the western half of the Metroplex. Now, Mortenson is saying goodbye -- or, perhaps 안녕 -- to those facilities ... sort of.

Augustus Commits To Alabama With Twin Deals

Between Houston and Galveston, along I-45, is the town of La Marque, Texas. That's the home of the Dr. Michael Augustus Cultural and Musical Arts Foundation, a licensee that is buying an FM in Alabama and, concurrently, selling an FM in Wyoming.

Tejas Says Goodbye To Final Two Stations

In late December, Tejas Broadcasting agreed to sell a Class C1 FM on the Texas Gulf Coast to EMF. The station it is diplexed with is now trading hands -- as is a Class A FM licensed to the city of Portland ... Texas, that is. It's a deal that involves two brokers from Media Services Group.

HC2 Completes Bae Buy In Iowa

The rapidly growing company led by Philip Falcone in June 2018 nabbed a full-power UHF station that as of late has been airing This TV programming for viewers in eastern Iowa. The transaction is now complete for HC2 Holdings. 

A Few Coins For ‘The Fountain’

Thanks to the partial shutdown of the Federal government, no new transactions have been posted by the FCC for 22 days. On Friday, in a mild surprise, a Form 345 filing made with the Commission was posted. It involves a 99-watt translator with nearly full-market coverage of a big Mid-America market.

It’s Official: Hubbard Has A SoFla Sextet

Alpha Media's biggest cluster among those acquired in its Digity LLC purchase is now in the hands of a company led by Ginny Morris. The four FMs and two AMs also come with an FM translator used to bring locally based Urban Contemporary programming to West Palm Beach and surrounding communities.

Good News From AZ: Tucker Officially Takes An AM

In September 2018, Ted Tucker and his wife Jana Tucker, via a 50-50 partnership, agreed to acquire am AM facility in the Grand Canyon State. That deal has now closed, providing some "Good News" for Doug and Mary Martin.

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