Forever expands in Pennsylvania


Now we know why Forever Broadcasting spun a Johnstown PA AM station to Sima Birach a little while back. It has filed to pick up four stations in the Johnstown area, which will create a regional cluster with four AMs and five FMs. The transaction, with Nicholas Galli’s 2510 Licenses, will bring in WPRR-AM Johnstown, WCCL-FM Central City and WBHV-AM/WLKH-FM Somerset. The price being paid by Forever, whose ownership lineup includes Donald J. Alt, Kerby E. Confer, Carol B. Logan and Lynn A. Deppen, will be 3M. The group’s Johnstown holdings, licensed to that city, already include WNTJ-AM, WFGI-FM, WKYE-FM & WJHT-FM. Also in the area are WNTW-AM Somerset and WRKW-FM Ebensburg. The previous deal for WNTH-AM Johnstown with Birach was valued at 230K.