Alpha Buys Coast Radio Company; Birmingham's 97.7 The Peach Sold
January 20, 2015 at 10:58 AM (PT)
ALPHA MEDIA is buying COAST RADIO COMPANY, owner of AC KUIC/VACAVILLE-NAPA-FAIRFIELD, CA, AC KKIQ/LIVERMORE, CA, and AC KKDV/WALNUT CREEK, CA. ALPHA will take over the stations in an LMA starting FEBRUARY 1st. MEDIA VENTURE PARTNERS served as broker for COAST.
ALPHA Chairman LARRY WILSON said, “I’m thrilled to be buying from exceptional operators and management who really know radio. I’m excited about the stations; they will fit nicely into our live and local game plan and concentration in CALIFORNIA.”
COAST President/CEO JOHN LEVITT said, “ALPHA MEDIA is the ideal group to continue COAST RADIO’s legacy of serving our local communities. My brother JIM and I have been partners for 40 years in radio station ownership and could not be happier to have found such a great home for our stations and employees.”
In deals filed with the FCC, GREAT SOUTH WIRELESS, LLC/SHELBY BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, LLC is selling Oldies WHPH (97.7 THE PEACH)/JEMISON-BIRMINGHAM, AL and W256CD/FULTONDALE, AL to ANN JONES' PEACH HOLDINGS, INC. (WHPH) and PHL PELHAM, LLC (translator) for $1.9 million ($1.6 million for WHPH, $300,000 for the translator).
DIANE DYER and JOHN EMBRY are each transferring half of their 50% interests in BEECH TREE PUBLISHING INC., licensee of Classic Hits WLBQ-A-W268CE (Q101.5)/MORGANTOWN, KY, to BRENDA J. LONGHOFER and CONNIE S. RENFROW for forgiveness of $25,000 each in loans. The four parties will each own 25% of the company.
Receiver JOHN M. WIRTH is transferring control of QUICKSILVER BROADCASTING LLC, licensee of Classic Country WJMT-A (PATRIOT COUNTRY 730) and Classic Rock WMZK (Z104)/MERRILL, WI and W256AG/WAUSAU, WI back to owners MELVIN WINTERS and DAVID WINTERS pursuant to a court order vacating the receivership.
MARY V. GUTHRIE is selling K244EX/LAS VEGAS to JOHN BRIDGE's WINDY CITY BROADCASTING, LLC for $25,000. WINDY CITY is the company that recently bought translators in NEW YORK and CHICAGO; the LAS VEGAS translator's primary station is listed as EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION noncommercial Contemporary Christian KEKL (K-LOVE)/MESQUITE-LAS VEGAS.
BURNET BIBLE CHURCH is donating low power FM KFGG-LP/MARBLE FALLS, TX to THE BIBLE CHURCH OF THE LAKES,
PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC has requested a Silent STA for WOMN-A/FRANKLINTON, LA due to damage to the ground system.
SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY has applied for Silent STAs for W258AH/KALAMAZOO, MI, W246AU/COLDWATER, MI, and W222BB/BATTLE CREEK, MI while construction work is in progress to change the primary station.
WERH RADIO STATION has requested a Silent STA for WERH/HAMILTON, AL because "our transmitter stopped working in 2012 and we tried to have it fixed but no one could ever keep it working."
BUFFALO BAPTIST CHURCH has filed for an extension of its Silent STA for KSLW-LP/BUFFALO, WY while the new owner moves the tower location.
ROCKET RADIO CORPORATION has applied for a Silent STA for K247CF/PAYSON, AZ while it moves to an adjacent tower.
MAPLETON BROADCASTING has closed on the sale of five SAN LUIS OBISPO market stations -- Eclectic KPYG (KPIG, repeating sister KPIG/FREEDOM, CA)/CAYUCOS (and its booster in SAN LUIS OBISPO), Classic Rock simulcast KXTZ/PISMO BEACH-KXDZ/TEMPLETON (93.5 THE BEACH), Top 40 KWWV (WILD 106.1)/SANTA MARGARITA, and AC KYNS-A-K229AK (B93.7)/SAN LUIS OBISPO -- to ERIC FAHNOE's DIMES MEDIA for $1 million.
CALCOMM STATIONS OREGON, LLC has closed on the sale of Hot AC KQCB-F (Q 94.9)/CANNON BEACH, OR and its booster KQCB-FM1 in ASTORIA, OR to SPINLOGIC ENTERPRISES, INC. for $170,000.
BROADCAST TOWERS, INC. has closed on the sale of K291BX/LAS VEGAS to SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC. for $15,000. The translator will rebroadcast Religion KKVV-A/LAS VEGAS.
JONAH CREEK MEDIA has closed on the transfer of noncommercial KXMP/BLOWOUT, TX and K256BX/LUCKENBACH, TX to SUN RADIO FOUNDATION for no consideration and the transfer of K261DW/AUSTIN to TOWNSHIP MEDIA LLC d/b/a SUNRADIO.COM, also for no consideration.
RADIO WISE, INC has closed on the sale of Silent WNVA-A-F/BRISTOL, VA to BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. for $35,000 to clear the Seller's unpaid debt to the FCC and past due property taxes.
FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC. has closed on the transfer of W275BX/ERIE, PA to HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS for no consideration.
And HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS has closed on the sale of noncommercial Religion WHFW/WINCHESTER, VA to CHRISTENDOM EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION for $1,000.
New low power FM construction permits have been granted to the following:
- CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH, WILDOMAR, CA
- ATLANTIC CAPE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MAYS LANDING, NJ
- THE BRIDGE FOUNDATION CORPORATION, BOWIE, MD
- WEBSTER-ROCK HILL MINISTRIES, WEBSTER GROVES, MO
- SOUND OF HOPE RADIO NFP, CHICAGO, IL
- OUR FATHER'S BUSINESS, INC., GREENEVILLE, TN
And the license for low power WFVS-LP/FORT VALLEY, GA has been cancelled and the license surrendered by THE BROADCASTERS CLUB.