LAKE WALES, FLA. — An AM radio station in a fast-growing part of the Sunshine State airing Urban Contemporary and Gospel music has just been snapped up by an individual known in this region as the owner of the Plant City Farm & Flea Market.
He’s also the owner of two other AMs in Florida, and is now getting a second broadcast property along the busy I-4 corridor between Tampa and Orlando.
Walco Enterprises, the licensee wholly owned by Ferris Waller, is purchasing WWAB-AM 1330 in Lakeland from WWAB Radio Inc.
Waller is paying $130,000 for WWAB, with a 10% downpayment made to the seller.
There is no broker or finder associated with this transaction.
Waller’s legal counsel is Dan J. Alpert of Arlington, Va.
Waller will be adding WWAB to a group of stations that includes WHNR-AM 1360 in Cypress Gardens, Fla. In November 2018, Waller agreed to purchase WKFL-AM 1170, licensed to Bushnell, Fla. from Talknsports, Inc. for $30,000.
Bushnell is just to the south of Wildwood and The Villages, Fla., a haven for retirees, and is well to the north of Lakeland and Winter Haven, and nearby communities including Bartow and Lake Wales, home to the Bok Tower Gardens.