L & L Broadcasting To Purchase YMF Media In Columbia, SC
Clear Channel Spinoff Sold In Florida
September 16, 2013 at 4:31 AM (PT)
L & L BROADCASTING of PORTLAND, OR has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase five radio stations in COLUMBIA, SC owned by YMF MEDIA, LLC. The stations are WWDM WHXT, WMFX, WARQ and WOIC-AM.
ALPHA BROADCASTING and L & L BROADCASTING Chairman Larry Wilson said, "We’re excited to bring the COLUMBIA YMF Media cluster into the L & L Footprint. With a heritage market leader like WWDM, "THE BIG DM" there’s unlimited potential for growth. As the state capital and home of the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA is a city with abundant cultural energy, rich history and an adventurous atmosphere."
"For the past 13 years, we've been honored to work with the dedicated staff and management at these top performing stations in COLUMBIA. We are pleased that the legacy of community service and commitment provided by these great stations, lead by WWDM, will continue under the guidance of L & L BROADCASTING," said YMF Pres./COO CHARLES M. WARFIELD, JR.
Effective immediately and pending FCC approval, the YMF stations will be operated by L & L pursuant to a local marketing agreement.
CLEAR CHANNEL's ALOHA STATION TRUST, LLC is selling Talk WPHR-F (RUSH RADIO 94.7)/GIFFORD-VERO BEACH, FL to MITCHELL RUBENSTEIN and LAURIE SILVERS' R&S RADIO LLC for $1.85 million.
In other filings with the FCC, GS RADIO OF ILLINOIS, LLC has requested an extension of its Silent STA for WZRK/NORTHBROOK, IL "for business reasons while it explores various transmitter sites" for its new community of license (it is moving from LAKE GENEVA, WI).
REACH COMMUNICATIONS has closed on the sale of FM translator W271AP/JACKSONVILLE, FL to CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORP. for $200,000.
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And LOPESTER BROADCASTING has closed on the sale of the construction permit for a new FM at WHITEHALL, MT to THE MONTANA RADIO CO., LLC for $22,000.