WCOZ Sold To A Non-Profit Outfit


If you lived in Boston between August 1975 and August 1983, this would be a stunning headline, as WCOZ-FM 94.5 was a legendary Album-Oriented Rock station home to such well-known radio figures as John Sebastian, George Taylor Morris, Tommy Hadges, Mark Parenteau, and its first PD, Clark Smidt.

In 2017, the WCOZ call letters belong to a noncommercial Class A in Northeast Pennsylvania, and it’s just traded hands between two non-profit entities.

In a deal valued at $45,000, Telikoja Educational Broadcasting is selling WCOZ-FM 91.7 in New Albany, Penna., to J.M.J. Radio.

JMJ_2015vA 10% escrow deposit has been made by the buyer to LegalWorks Apostolate, and the tower lease held by Telikoja is being transferred to J.M.J.

Both parties are faith-based broadcasting operators, and WCOZ is expected to add the “JMJ Radio” religious-themed format, becoming a simulcast partner with J.M.J. Radio’s two other stations — WQOR-AM 750 in Olyphant, Penna., and WAZL-AM 1490 in Hazleton, Penna. JMJ Radio is the broadcast ministry of the Diocese of Scranton.

There was no broker involved in this transaction.