Armada Buys Seven From Quicksilver
June 15, 2006 at 6:13 AM (PT)
The newly formed ARMADA MEDIA CORP. makes its second announced group purchase, buying seven stations in WISCONSIN and MICHIGAN from QUICKSILVER BROADCASTING for $8.5 million.
ARMADA, which is headed by former WISCONSIN Governor and DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Secretary TOMMY THOMPSON along with broadcasters JOHN LYNCH, TERRY SHOCKLEY, and JIM COURSOLLE, is getting Hot AC WIMI (99.7 THE STORM) and Country WJMS-A (US 59)/IRONWOOD, MI, Adult Standards WAGN-A and Country WHYB (CAT COUNTRY)/MENOMINEE, WI, Oldies WSFQ (Q-96)/PESHTIGO, WI, and Hot AC WLST (LIVE 95) and Sports WMAM-A (ESPN 570)/MARINETTE, WI.
ARMADA previously announced a deal to buy six stations in ABERDEEN, SD from ABERDEEN RADIO RANCH and has encountered controversy for one of its partners, financier NICHOLAS HURTGEN, who is presently under federal indictment for alleged extortion in an associate's attempt to win a bid to build a hospital project.