Sorenson spins seven in unrated Iowa


We saw in another deal that Dean Sorenson was planning on selling a small armada of Iowa radio stations to Community First Broadcasting. Now we know the details of that deal.

The earlier deal was for KKIA-FM Ida Grove and KUYY-FM Emmetsburg IA, coming from Jim Dandy Broadcasting, also owned by Sorenson.

The stations include KSOU AM-FM Sioux Center IA and KIHK-FM Rock Valley IA, which form a cluster; KUQQ-FM Milford IA and KUOO-FM Spirit Lake IA, which form a three-FM superduopoly cluster with KUYY-FM; and KAYL AM-FM, which form a cluster with KKIA-FM.

Both deals are completely covered via promissory note. This cluster transaction even contains the phrase, “Seller waives the requirement for an earnest money deposit.” This is no doubt a tribute to the fact that seller Sorenson is also among the buyers. He’ll have 30% of the surviving company, as will Duane D. Butt. Neil Lipetzky will hold the remaining 40%. The buyer CFB is listed on the application as a subsidiary of Dakota Broadcasting LLC.

This deal goes into the books for $7,941,300. The earlier deal was for $2,358,700, resulting in a grand total of $10.3M.

An LMA for these stations began 1/1/10.

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