WASHINGTON, D.C. — Until earlier this year, a heritage Hot Adult Contemporary station filled a format void in the Washington, D.C., market, although its programming and advertisers largely focused on the small city of Winchester, along I-81 due west of the National Capital area.
That big, booming signal was sold by Allen Shaw to Educational Media Foundation. The station’s programming shifted to a pair of Class As. Now, one of those two FMs has been spun again. The buyer? A broadcast ministry that’s already in control.
WKDV-FM 104.9, licensed to Strasburg, Va., and serving Winchester, Front Royal and Woodstock, Va., has been sold by Metro Radio.
The buyer: Point FM Ministries, led by GM Richard Bruce Clemenson.
With Dave Houston signing off on the deal for Metro Radio, it stands to earn $125,000 from the sale of the Class A FM. A 10% escrow deposit has been made by Point FM.
WKDV will become the main Winchester, Va., market facility for “The Point,” a Christian Contemporary operation that until now has used WVRS-FM 90.1 in Gore, Va., a Class A due west of Winchester.
There is no broker or finder associated with this transaction.