WOAC-TV, serving the Cleveland-Akron-Canton DMA from the Canton end, is being sold. According to brokerage firm Kalil & Company, the station will be entering the noncommercial realm under the ownership of Radiant Life Ministries.
The seller is trustee Lee Shubert on behalf of MTB Cleveland Operator. MTB refers to Multicultural Television Broadcasting. Multicultural picked up the station in a deal in which it acquired several E.W. Scripps Shop at Home television stations, but ran into difficulty keeping the group in the black.
The station was among those abandoning analog service back on 2/17/09. It is not affiliated with any network. Radiant life is expected to install religious programming on the station once it takes the reins.
Financial details of the transaction were not immediately available.