Charlie Banta Buys A Trio Of AMs, In Principle


A 45-year radio industry veteran who serves as president of Mercury Capital Partners has agreed to pay $2.3 million for a trio of AM radio stations serving some of the nation’s biggest markets.

In a deal filed with the FCC on Monday (6/12), the Charlie Banta-led Universal Stations LLC is the buyer. The seller is tied to Banta, making this deal a bit of a reorganization.

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