New-fangled combo sold in Mississippi


Back in the old days, an AM-FM combo involved two full powered stations, one on each of the two radio spectrum bands. Nowadays, however, it is possible to have a full-powered AM station that is paired up with an FM translator, and such a pairing is exactly what is being sold in a proposed Clarksdale MS transaction.

The station is WROX-AM, a Class C on 1450 kHz with 1 kW-U coming from a non-directional antenna. The seller is Larry G. Fuss’s Delta Radio LLC.

The AM comes with W289AP, an FM translator used to expand the station’s programming over to 105.7 MHz. Both signals are well-centered on Clarksdale, and the translator’s contour, propelled by 250 Watts @ 156’, is safely contained within that of the AM, making the pairing legal under FCC rules.

The buyer is LL James Media LLC, headed by Paul Wilson and Bobbie Wilson. The licensee has no other media interests.

The price is $150K. $25K is in escrow and will be released to the seller at closing, with the remainder covered by a promissory note.

The station’s website is also part of the deal – it identifies the pair of signals as “Clarksdale’s Hometown Station” and offers photos of iconic Oldies artists like Elvis Pressley. However, it is said to be undergoing renovation for the time being.