Wright finds where Lansing Rubber meets the FM road


Midwest Broadcasting is springing for the four-FM cluster of Rubber City Radio Group in the Michigan capital city of Lansing. Midwest is headed by radio veteran group owner Duke Wright.

It will be the third Michigan market for the group, which already owns and operates 43 stations, joining Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo in the portfolio.

Broker Dick Foreman of Richard A. Foreman Associates, who handled the deal, listed the stations: Active Rock WJXQ-FM, Alternative WVIC-FM, Classic Hits/Talk WQTX-FM and Smooth Jazz WJZL-FM. WQTX also carries local sports programming.

According to Foreman, the seller remains active in its home market of Akron OH.