Clear Channel spins out of Ashtabula


Members of the Embrescia family are taking Clear Channel's five station cluster in unrated Ashtabula OH off its hands. The market is located in the northeast corner of the state east of Cleveland, dovetailing with other Embrescia interests not far from Lake Erie in western New York and Pennsylvania. Using the licensee name Sweet Home Ashtabula LLC, the Embrescia's will be getting three stations licensed to that community, WFUN-AM, WYBL-FM & WREO-FM, along with WFXK-FM Kingsville and WZOO-FM Edgewood, all in Ohio. The price is 3.55M cash. James Embrescia's Media One Group and Media II Group in Jamestown NY and Russell PA.