Salem spins out of Milwaukee


Caron Broadcasting Inc., one of the license names favored by Salem Communications Corporation, has indeed cut a second deal in Milwaukee, effectively exiting the market. WFZH-FM will remain in a Contemporary Religion format, but will be doing so as a member of the non-commercial realm. Educational Media Foundation is the buyer, for 8.05M cash. EMF’s version of an LMA will be featured in this transaction — they refer to it as a Network Affiliation Agreement, meaning the station will adopt EMF’s K-LOVE format. It’s scheduled to kick off 2/15/08, and essentially allows EMF to program the station exactly as a typical LMA might. The station is a Class A on 105.3 MHz, well north of the commercial/noncommerical divide.