Charles Williams Brews Up A Michigan Asset Buy


Charles Williams has become known in Indiana as an active owner and operator of radio stations.

Now, he hopes to build the same level of name recognition in Michigan, thanks to his company’s acquisition of four properties in the Bay State.

In a deal announced by broker of record Will Cate at the Little Rock office of Media Services GroupGreat Lakes Radio Inc. is selling the following properties to Williams’ MediaBrew Communications:

  • Class C1 WFXD-FM 103.3 in Marquette, Mich.
  • Class C2 WKQS-FM 101.9 in Negaunee, Mich.
  • Class C3 WRUP-FM 98.3 in Palmer, Mich.

Also included in this deal are HD multicast stations associated with the properties and FM translators W291CJ (FX) Marquette, W260AG (FX) lshpeming, W248BU (FX) lshpeming, and W286BC (FX) in Marquette.

Why is this $2 million transaction transpiring?

Great Lakes Radio Owner and President Todd Noordyk, who is also a long-time on-air personality in the market, is retiring.

Although a broker note said Class C WQXO-AM 1400 and FM translator W249DR at 97.7 MHz in Munising, Mich., was included in the deal, the stations were not sold, Noordyk tells RBR+TVBR. His company also owns five other radio stations in Michigan.

MSG broker Cate represented the seller in this deal.