Salem Takes Over KKSP and KHTE/Little Rock
April 3, 2015 at 3:55 AM (PT)
As previously tipped (NET NEWS 4/1), LARRY CRAIN SR.'s CAPITAL CITY BROADCASTING, LLC is selling Sports KKSP (93.3 THE JOCK)/BRYANT-LITTLE ROCK, AR to SALEM MEDIA GROUP's SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC. for $1.5 million plus a time brokerage agreement before closing. SALEM has flipped the station to Contemporary Christian as 93.3 THE FISH and is also assuming operation of Talk KHTE (96.5 THE VOICE) under a time brokerage agreement, renaming that station 96.5 THE ANSWER.
SALEM already owns Religion KDIS (FAITH TALK 99.5FM) in the LITTLE ROCK market; the deal follows the settlement of the dispute between partners CRAIN and STEVE RENFRO that ended with CRAIN agreeing to buy out RENFRO's interest in KKSP.
In other filings with the FCC, LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING INC. is selling WIZD-A/NEON, KY to SUNSHINE RADIO NETWORK for $1 "in recognition of (seller) G.C. KINCER's years of friendship with SRN's principal officer, THOMAS ABDOO."
REACH COMMUNICATIONS, INC. has filed for Silent STAs for W214BV/PORT CHARLOTTE, FL, W251BF/PUNTA GORDA, FL, and W247AQ/TROPICAL GULF ACRES, FL due to technical problems.
AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC. has requested an extension of its Silent STA for KQNV/FALLON, NV while it prepares its application to move to a new site.
CALVARY CHAPEL CLARINDA, INC. has applied for an extension of its Silent STA for KCJA/CONWAY, IA while it finalizes a lease for a new site.
ORGANIZACION ICC has filed to extend its Silent STA for K229BJ/HOLLYWOOD PARK, TX while a sale and move of the station are pending.
KEYSTONE BROADCASTING CORP. has closed on the sale of Classic Country KMAD-A/MADILL, OK to RICHARD E. WITKOVSKI's NORTH TEXAS RADIO GROUP, L.P. (TRES BROADCASTING, LLC) for $40,000.
TIMOTHY C. CUTFORTH has closed on the sale of K294CH/DIVIDE, CO to VIC MICHAEL's MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY TRANSLATORS, LLC for $10,000.
VINCENT SHIFLET has closed on the sale of K229AD/YAKIMA, WA, to BUSTOS MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC for $25,000. The translator will rebroadcast Regional Mexican KDYK-A (LA GRAN D)/UNION GAP-YAKIMA.
And BARRY J. MAGRILL has closed on the sale of W258CN/JACKSONVILLE, FL to COX RADIO, INC. for $350,000.
FLORIDA PANHANDLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE's license for noncommercial WAGE/DOGWOOD LAKES ESTATE, FL has been cancelled due to being off the air for over 12 months. The licensee told the FCC that the station went dark in 2012 when its transmitter site rent went from $1/year to $3,000/month, and that it has been unable to find an alternative site.
New low power FM construction permits have been granted to:
- BEHIND THE SOUND CORP., MOCA, PR
- GET A LIFE! FOUNDATION, INC., CAPE CORAL, FL
- ALIVE MKE, MILWAUKEE, WI