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.
For listeners in the Triangle region of North Carolina, a 150-watt FM translator serving the Cary and Raleigh areas as a simulcast partner of a big 50kw Class B News/Talker has been operated via an LMA by Curtis Media Group. Now, it is buying the FM translator outright, securing an FM home for the spoken word station serving market No. 38.
As 2019 came to a close, Irina Baranova decided to acquire a Class D AM licensed to the city of Tigard, Ore., that exactly 10 years ago went dark, ending its tenure as a regional Mexican station targeting Latinos across the Portland region. Now, Baranova has completed her company's purchase of a радио станция for those seeking Russian-language programming.
A pair of deals involving Hearst Television's big ABC affiliate serving most of New Mexico have been signed off by President Jordan Wertlieb. The transactions will see the company part ways with a TV translator serving Farmington, N. Mex., while grabbing another TV translator serving one of the most picturesque locales in the Rocky Mountains.
A small FM translator has served listeners due south of Nashville as a home for Educational Media Foundation's Worship Music-focused Air1 network, fed off of the HD2 signal of its big Class C2 home for the Christian Contemporary KLOVE network. EMF is now selling the facility, and the buyer is likely all abuzz over the acquisition.
On March 17, venerable Talker KFMB-AM in San Diego effectively became an iHeartMedia station thanks to an LMA with the company that had literally just obtained it from TEGNA. It is now confirmed that iHeart is purchasing the station. Kalil & Co. represented the seller. How much is it paying for the property?
The FM translator that has been used for a Class A 50kw News/Talk AM serving Oklahoma City has been acquired by the company that owns and operates this big spoken word station. How much did this 250-watt facility serving the metro's north side sell for?
At 1430 kHz in Mount Olive, N.C., a Class B facility has offered religious programming from no less than 5 towers during daylight hours and 4 towers after dark. The station has been held in a living trust set up by the licensee since her passing in 2014, and the trust is now moving forward with a transfer of control of this AM. It's staying in the Mayo family.
If you're looking for "The Answer" to questions surrounding the future of a Class B AM with 10kw during daylight hours and 1kw at night, from 3 towers visible from the U.S. 301 and VA-288 interchange, look no further than John Frederick.
In the San Joaquin Valley of California, "Merced's Rock Station" is a 250-watt FM translator licensed to Los Banos, rebroadcasting a Class B expanded-band AM in Merced. Now, the FM translator is being sold. The buyer? The company that in October 2019 acquired that Merced AM.
In December 1946, a 5kw AM serving the San Jose, Calif., area signed on the air. Today, it uses 4 towers at night and 1 during the day to serve the San Francisco Bay Area's southern half. Now, it is poised to no longer be the sibling of Country KRTY-FM.
In December 1947, a Class D AM signed on the air in Niagara Falls, N.Y. It boasts a signal that covers much of Buffalo, to the south, and Niagara Falls and St. Catharines, Ontario, in Canada. Today, it airs a Full Service format -- at least for now. The station has just been sold.
Travel to the southeast of Canton, Ohio, and you'll find a Class A noncomm owned and operated until now by Denny and Marge Hazen. They're now saying goodbye to their non-secular FM. The buyer? The second-biggest owner of radio stations in the nation.
For years, a Class C3 FM serving the Lexington, Ky., listening area has been operated via the Aloha Station Trust II -- today administered by Barry Drake, formerly of Backyard Broadcasting. It's just been sold.