Hawaii Trio Sold Again
May 21, 2012 at 4:18 AM (PT)
JERROLD T. LUNDQUIST's CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC. is selling silent KIPA-A and KHBC/HILO and KHWI/HOLUALOA, HI to RESONATE HAWAII, LLC for $500,000. CHAPARRAL bought the trio out of the bankruptcy of PARROTT BROADCASTING LTD. for $350,000 late last year. RESONATE HAWAII is owned by DAN DEEB, who holds 49%, with DEANNA STENMAN owning 20%, U.S. citizen/Australian resident CARLA MARIA MORRIS holding 30%, and Australian EL GORDO TRUST, GUNS OF SENECA PTY LTD. holding 20%.
In other filings with the FCC, CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING LLC has applied for a Silent STA for KREO/PINE BLUFFS, WY due to problems with the station's transmitter remote control.
BOZEMAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION STATION, INC. has requested a Silent STA for KZBN/BOZEMAN, MT due to a planned antenna site move.
GROWING CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION has filed for a Silent STA for FM translator K266AZ/EPHRATA, WA due to the discovery that the station was located at the wrong coordinates.
THOMAS E. INGSTAD has closed on the sale of his 100% interest in IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC., licensee of several stations in MINNESOTA, to TOR INGSTAD for $4.99 million. The stations include Country KARP-F (HOT 106)/DASSEL, MN; Oldies KDJS-A and Country KDJS-F (K 95.3)/WILLMAR, MN; Country KDMA-A and AC KMGM/MONTEVIDEO, MN; Talk KDUZ-A/HUTCHINSON, MN; Country KKAQ-A-KKDQ and Talk KTRF-A/THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN; Country KKOK-F and Talk KMRS-A/MORRIS, MN; Oldies KKRC/GRANITE FALLS, MN; and AC KRVY-F (97.3 THE RIVER)/STARBUCK, MN.
And on a deal yet to be filed with the FCC, QUINCY UNIVERSITY is selling noncommercial WQUB/QUINCY, IL to the UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS' ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO, operator of noncommercial KWMU/ST. LOUIS, for an undisclosed price. In a letter to listeners, college President Dr. ROBERT GERVASI said that the station would be known as QUINCY PUBLIC RADIO but would retain its "signature public radio programs" while adding more, and that "the cost of operating a public radio station is extremely high, particularly for a private university such as QU, since we do not receive public funding." "I am especially pleased that we have found a way to continue public radio programming in QUINCY," he added. "It is the right decision that will allow us to focus our limited resources on QU’s main mission, the education of our students—all while retaining a valuable community resource. I am pleased that public radio programming in QUINCY will not only continue but will expand because of this transaction."