FredFM Out, WNTX Back In For Fredericksburg FM Translator
March 4, 2014 at 3:54 AM (PT)
FREE LANCE-STAR Talk WNTX-A/FREDERICKSBURG, VA has resumed its FM simulcast on translator W243BS/FREDERICKSBURG. The station was simulcast on the translator from 2010 through last APRIL, when FREE LANCE-STAR launched Eclectic FREDFM @ 96.5 on the translator, using sister WFLS-F-HD2 to feed the programming.
WNTX has replaced the FREDFM format on the HD2 channel as well. The flip was first reported in a tweet by VARTV.COM's ROBERT CORBIN.
FREE LANCE-STAR, owners of four stations in FREDERICKSBURG, the FREE LANCE-STAR daily newspaper, and related websites, printing operations, and real estate, continues in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and the newspaper reports that 17 potential bidders have emerged looking to buy the assets, although none of the parties, some of whom have signed nondisclosure agreements, have been identified and a formal bidding process has yet to be launched.