Mid-West Family Buys Maverick Media Eau Claire, Rockford Clusters
April 12, 2013 at 12:35 PM (PT)
In a deal yet to be filed with the FCC, MID-WEST FAMILY BROADCASTING is buying MAVERICK MEDIA, LLC's EAU CLAIRE, WI and ROCKFORD, IL clusters for an undisclosed price plus an LMA to begin in "several weeks." The stations include Talk WAYY-A, Sports WEAQ-A (ESPN 1150), Classic Rock WECL (92.9 THE BIG CHEESE), Hot AC WIAL (I-94), Adult Hits WDRK (99.9 BOB FM), and Country WAXX/EAU CLAIRE and Comedy WNTA-A (FUNNY 1330), Talk W263BJ-WXRX-HD2 (100.5 NTA), Active Rock WXRX (THE X), Adult Hits WRTB (95.3 BOB FM), and AC WGFB (B 103)/ROCKFORD.
“We have wanted to grow our company for some time and want to bring the ideals of ‘locally-owned radio’ back to these two cities,” said MID-WEST FAMILY BROADCASTING President TOM WALKER. “The stations in both EAU CLAIRE and ROCKFORD will continue serving their local markets with the quality programming MID-WEST FAMILY brings to all its stations.”
In deals filed with the FCC, REACH COMMUNICATIONS is selling FM translator W271AP/JACKSONVILLE, FL to CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORP. for $200,000. The translator is listed as rebroadcasting QUEEN OF PEACE Oldies-Talk WZNZ-A (THE BEACH)/JACKSONVILLE.
COOS BAY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 9 is selling FM translators K205BS/PAROWAN, UT and K237AX/CALIENTE, NV to ROCKWELL EDUCATION FOUNDATION for $1,500 ($750 each).
NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING has requested a Silent STA for Classic Rock WAVC (THE BEAR)/MIO, MI while it awaits consummation of the swap of the station and Classic Rock WOEZ (formerly WLJZ) (THE BEAR)/MACKINAW CITY, MI to MICHIGAN BROADCASTERS, LLC for WYPV/ONAWAY, MI.
ALELUYA BROADCASTING NETWORK has applied for a Silent STA for FM translator K210DF/LAKE JACKSON, TX while it seeks a new transmitter site.
RADIO ASSIST MINISTRY, INC. has closed on the donation of FM translators K246BI/WINSLOW, AZ and K230AO/BARSTOW, CA to TREEHOUSE ONE, INC. for no consideration.
And the CITY OF BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN has closed on the transfer of low-power FM WBHC-LP/BENTON HARBOR to BENTON HARBOR AREA SCHOOLS for $5,000.