It may be far from the Las Vegas Strip and closer to St. George, Utah than the Bellagio, but the city of Mesquite is within the Las Vegas DMA. Thus, having a low-power TV station in the burgh along Interstate 15 may be of interest to some. Count Scott Centers among those that see value in such a property, as he's just bought a LPTV station licensed to Mesquite.
A trio of FM radio stations left for dead following Hurricane Michael in October 2018 are poised to be transferred to their fourth owner in four years. Based on paperwork filed with the FCC, the deal is a bit of a fire sale, at a value significantly lower than what the seller paid for them prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In mid-February, a licensee led by Darrell E. Martin agreed to sell the real estate and broadcast assets associated with a Class D AM daytimer with a 2kw signal from 3 towers licensed to Lockhart, Tex. Now, the transaction has successfully closed.
In mid-December 2021, the leaders of Spanish Independent Broadcast Network opted to part ways with its low-power television station serving the Valley of the Sun. The transaction has now closed, awarding the property to a company that two years ago snagged a LPTV facility serving Arizona's Verde Valley.
It's a 1kw Class C AM licensed to Sparks, Nev., with a city-grade signal of Reno and coverage of much of the Nevada state capital, Carson City. It boasts an FM translator with a directional signal pointing toward Incline Village, Nev. Both are now heading to a new owner, pending FCC approval.
One month ago, a radio broadcasting company led by David Rowell signed off on an asset purchase agreement that will give it ownership of a Class B FM located between Victoria and metropolitan Houston, Tex. Now, Rowell's buying a second FM in the region, a 100kw Class C1 property licensed to Bay City, Tex., covering the same areas as the Class B property.
Roseland Broadcasting, led by Julie Huang and Matt Davidge, is picking up two low-power TV stations in concurrent deals filed with the FCC for regulatory approval on Wednesday. One is in Aspen, Colo. The other is in South Dakota.
Until now, it's been part of a group of facilities licensed to the Erick Salgado-led Cantico Nuevo Ministry. Pending regulatory approval, that's about to change, as a South Asian-targeted broadcaster has agreed to purchase an FM translator serving an increasingly popular area of Northern New Jersey its been operating.
The Asset Purchase Agreement was finalized on April 14. Now, it's been sent to the FCC for their approval. If they say OK, a Buckeye State AM and its FM translator companion will be leaving the estate of James Natoli and Tuscawaras Broadcasting Co.
Sebastian Inlet is known by locals as a favorite surfing point, one of the few locals in Southeast Florida that feature significant waves. It's also the home of an unbuilt low-power TV station, and it will now be the task of Windsong Communications to build it. That's because Windsong has just agreed to purchase the future LPTV property.
A lay apostolate with broadcast signals in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming, has agreed to part ways with a radio station serving Bismarck and its FM translator licensed to Williston, N.D.
The deal was struck in late April, and it's just been filed with the FCC for its blessing. If regulatory approval is given, and that's expected, two Oklahoma FM radio stations will be licensed to JL Radio LLC.
It's a 2.5kw daytime-only AM that uses a four-tower array to reach Floresville, Tex., and communities to the southeast of the Alamo City. Now, this San Antonio DMA station that must sign off after dark to protect Talk KOKC-AM in Oklahoma City is being spun.
Living Water Radio mainly uses a Class C2 facility at 89.3 MHz to reach listeners in Western Iowa and in Nebraska City, Neb. Until recently has also benefited from an FM translator licensed to Glenwater, Iowa. That mini-FM, presently silent, has just been sold.
The transaction, which involves the sale of low-power TV construction permits with a 2023 construction deadline, closed late last week. Serving as the exclusive broker in the deal is Robert Heymann of the Chicago office of Media Services Group.