Deal for noncom Jacksonville FM is done


The Epperson family is mainly known for its ties to leading religious radio group Salem Communications, but they are also involved with their own commercial group and a non-profit group as well. The latter, The River Educational Media Inc., headed by Nancy A. Epperson, Stuart W. Epperson Jr., has just closed on its acquisition of WJBC-FM Fernandina Beach FL, serving the Jacksonville market.

According to broker Greg Guy of Patrick Communications, who represented seller West Jacksonville Baptist Church Inc., the price was $2.25M cash.

The station operates on 91.7 MHz and will join a local noncommercial cluster that also includes WCRJ-FM and WAYL-FM. Additionally, Epperson’s Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting owns commercial WBOB-AM in the market.

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