Fort Wayne area noncom sold


WCKZ-FM is going from one noncommercial owner to another in a just-announced deal. That is totally appropriate for this station, since it is situated firmly in the reserved band where only non-profit operators are allowed to dwell.

The station is a Class A licensed to Orland IN. It puts out 2 kw over a 238’ HAAT stick from 91.3 MHz on the dial.

It also comes with a translator licensed to Fort Wayne proper, W204BF.

The price is $225K. That’s what seller Northeast Indiana Public Radio will get from Star Educational Media Network Inc., the buyer of record.

Bob Heymann of Media Services Group represented the seller and Mark Jorgenson of Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage represented the buyer.

NIPR still has an FM on the block, WBNI-FM in Fort Wayne, being peddled by Heymann. It is being run without commercials at the moment, but it is entitled to, and actually has, a commercial license, thanks to its dial position of 94.1 MHz.

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