Minnesota Translators Sold
August 6, 2012 at 4:51 AM (PT)
REFUGE MEDIA GROUP is selling FM translators K212FH/BALATON, MN to CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC. for $15,000 and K277AI/RUSSELL, MN to KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY for $40,000.
In other filings with the FCC, GOOD SHEPHERD RADIO, INC. has applied for a Silent STA for FM translator W270AN/PALMYRA, IN due to "transmitter failure or burnout."
LA PROMESA FOUNDATION has filed for an extension of the Silent STA for FM translator K218CM/KERMIT, TX while it constructs a new facility as K215FH to replace the one displaced by the sign-on of full-power KDCJ/KERMIT.
BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC. has applied for an extension of its Silent STA for FM translator W295AN/MARATHON, FL due to displacement by full-power noncommercial WRTH/LAYTON, FL.
JOY CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.has closed on the sale of Southern Gospel WHSL/LISMAN, AL to JOSHUA COYLE's LEAP OF FAITH, LLC for $10.
BUSINESS TALKRADIO NETWORK's BTR BOSTON, INC. has closed on the sale of WXBR-A/BROCKTON, MA to JOHNSON NAPOLEON's AZURE MEDIA, LLC for $250,000
BILLINGS BROADCASTING, LLC has closed on the sale of FM translator K278BG/COLUMBIA, MO to ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC. for $50,000. The translator will rebroadcast Sports KTGR-A/COLUMBIA.
BUTTE BROADCASTING, INC.has closed on the donation of Oldies KANA-A/ANACONDA, MT to A.W.A.R.E., INC. for consideration of $10.
CENTRO DE LA FAMILIA CRISTIANA INC. has closed on the assignment of Spanish Religion WIWA-A (VIVA 1160)/ST. CLOUD-ORLANDO, FL to CHURCH CAPITAL FLORIDA HOLDINGS, LLC, successor in interest to CALIFORNIA BAPTIST FOUNDATION, under a settlement of defaulted loans.
EASTERN SIERRA BROADCASTING has been granted modification of its construction permit for KCWK-A/NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV to allow it to move the station out of LAS VEGAS to LAUGHLIN, NV, over the objection of two other applicants for the 1430 AM frequency. The Commission ruled that despite substantially lowering the number of people covered by the facility (93% less in its nighttime contour), the Commission considered preventing "excessive concentration of radio service in larger cities" as special circumstances warranting the applicant to change its proposed service area.
And the Commission also rejected a petition to deny the renewal of the license of WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO noncommercial WCQS/ASHEVILLE, NC and its translators. The ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES reports that AD HOC COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE PUBLIC RADIO, headed by retired public broadcasting executive FRED FLAXMAN, had filed the petition alleging violations of FCC laws and the Public Broadcasting Act, "radical changes" in programming, and refusal to air programs produced by independent entities such as FLAXMAN himself.