Georgia radio trio sold


Three Trees Communications has assembled a trio of stations serving a portion of the I-75 corridor in a southern and unrated portion of Georgia. The buyer, Plant Broadcasting LLC, will also get an FM translator in the deal.

The stations are WTIF-AM Tifton, WTIF-FM Omega and WFFM-FM Ashburn.

The buyer is headed by Danny E. Sterling. It will pay $625K for the stations, all in cash. An LMA began 7/1/11.

The two WTIF stations are a standard, old-fashioned, overlapping AM-FM combo. WFFM is located to the north, and has only minimal overlap with the other two stations – but it is enough to trigger an FCC consolidation study. The applicants actually relied on a study originally produced for Howard back when he proposed to acquire WFFM.

WTIF-AM is a Class C on 1340 kHz with 1 kW-U, ND.

WTIF-FM is a Class A on 107.5 MHz with 4 kW @ 400’ and a CP to go to 6 kW @ 328’ at a new transmitter location.

WFFM-FM is a Class A on 105.7 MHz with 6 kW @ 328’.