JVC Media Acquires 5 Gainesville, FL Stations From Asterisk
May 15, 2013 at 1:42 PM (PT)
JVC MEDIA has entered into an agreement to buy ASTERISK COMMUNICATIONS' five GAINESVILLE, FL FM stations -- Country WTRS, Hot AC WMFQ, Smooth Jazz WXJZ, Talk WBXY and Sports WYGC. JVC owns four FMs on LONG ISLAND, NY -- WPTY, WBON, WJVC, WRCN -- and operates LONG ISLAND EVENTS, which manages the 7,000-seat outdoor entertainment venue, the PENNYSAVER AMPHITHEATER.
"We are honored and privileged to welcome these top performing radio stations into the JVC family," JVC MEDIA CEO JOHN CARACCIOLO said. "The prior owner of these stations was committed to community service, high-quality broadcasting and creating an excellent work environment for its staff, and we are proud to be able to continue the tradition that Asterisk started in this great market."
"We love this radio market, and we are excited to continue the trend of fun, local radio in NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA," added JVC MEDIA VP COO VICTOR CANALES. "We plan on adding staff in FLORIDA and NEW YORK and to make a big splash with marketing and programming when we begin operating the stations."