Northeast Indiana Public Radio wants to focus all of its attention on NPR WBOI-FM, and to that end is putting its other Ft. Wayne area outlets on the block. This primarily means WBNI-FM Roanoke IN and WCKZ-FM Orland IN.
A translator, W204BF, actually licensed to Fort Wayne proper on 88.7 MHz, is also in the mix.
The two FMs are both Class As. WBNI-FM offers the flexibility to go commercial at 94.1 MHz; WCKZ is in the reserved band at 91.3 MHz.
NIPR is looking to total $2.5M from the sale or sales. Brokerage Media Services Group is handling the sale. MSG’s Bob Heymann told RBR that the sellers would be happy to sell the cluster intact of piecemeal. That means that a commercial buyer could make a play for WBNI – however, only non-profit entities need think about the other two facilities.