Backyard's Pennsylvania Cluster Sold To Manager
August 21, 2013 at 11:40 AM (PT)
In a deal announced but yet to be filed with the FCC, BARRY DRAKE's BACKYARD BROADCASTING WILLIAMSPORT LICENSEE, LLC and SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC. are selling Country WILQ, Hot AC WLMY, News WWPA-A, and FM translator W267BJ/WILLIAMSPORT; Oldies WBZD (OLDIEZ 93)/MUNCY, PA; Rock WZXR/SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA; and Rock WCXR/LEWISBURG, PA to BACKYARD BROADCASTING PA, LLC, a new company headed by longtime BACKYARD VP/GM DAN FARR, for an undisclosed price. DRAKE is disposing of the original BACKYARD's final stations with the deal, saying, “DAN FARR was instrumental in putting this group of radio stations together and has been operating them for nearly 20 years. It is ideal that DAN be the one to lead them forward. This transfer is terrific for our people and healthy for the marketplace.” KALIL AND CO. served as broker for the deal.
In filings with the FCC, AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC. is assigning FM translator W270CF/BRANCHVILLE, SC to GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. for reimbursement of expenses.
MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. has applied for a Silent STA for WBOW-A/TERRE HAUTE, IN due to the failure of a transmitter power supply.
The estate of the late CARLOS WESLEY has closed on the sale of Country WKDO-A-F (COUNTRY 99)/LIBERTY, KY to CREAL BROADCASTING CO. for $300,000.
And FIRST VENTURES CAPITAL PARTNERS, INC. has closed on the sale of FM translator K254BN/WEST ODESSA, TX to KICKIN COUNTRY BROADCASTING LLC for $55,000. The translator rebroadcasts Classic Country KCKM-A (KICKIN COUNTRY 1330)/MONAHANS, TX.
Also, in a closing yet to show up in the FCC database, THE CLAIR GROUP has closed on the sale of Christian AC KMFC (JOY 92 FM)/CENTRALIA-COLUMBIA, MO to EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION for $515,000. GREG GUY and JASON JAMES of PATRICK COMMUNICATIONS served as brokers for the seller.