Two FMs, One Translator Change Hands In 3-Way Virginia Deal
May 15, 2015 at 4:50 PM (PT)
GAMMA BROADCASTING, LLC is selling Classic Country WSIG (REAL COUNTRY 96.9)/MOUNT JACKSON, VA and AC WBOP/BUFFALO GAP, VA to TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC for $1.335 million. TIDEWATER in turn is spinning off WBOP as a donation (valued at $454,000) to LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC. in order to comply with ownership limits in the HARRISONBURG, VA market, and LIBERTY is swapping W267BA/HARRISONBURG (valued at $50,000) to TIDEWATER.
In other filings with the FCC, CRG, LLC is selling W236AG/FOND DU LAC, WI to RADIO PLUS, INC. for $5,000.
VIC MICHAEL's MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY TRANSLATORS, LLC has closed on the sale of K260AL/ARVADA, CO to PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC. for $100,000.
And JOHN REGH has closed on the sale of K257EK/SUSANVILLE, CA to THOMAS HUTH REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST for an undisclosed price. The translator will rebroadcast Oldies KLZN-A/SUSANVILLE.
Also, ALPHA MEDIA has closed on the purchase of four stations in the LUBBOCK market from WILKS BROADCAST GROUP LLC for $23 million. The stations include Classic Rock KONE (ROCK 101.1) and Country KLLL/LUBBOCK, Urban KBTE (104.9 THE BEAT)/TULIA, and Hot AC KMMX (MIX 100)/TAHOKA. MICHAEL BERGNER of BERGNER AND CO. served as exclusive broker to WILKS while EISEMAN, ASSOR, BELL AND PESKOE served as legal advisor to WILKS.
Low power FM construction permits were granted to:
- ROCKLEDGE CHURCH OF CHRIST, ROCKLEDGE, FL
- NEW WINE CHURCH INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES, INC. , PASADENA, TX
- TOTAL LIFE COMMUNITY EDUCATION FOUNDATION, TONTITOWN, AR
- EAST COAST CHRISTIAN CENTER INC., MERRITT ISLAND, FL
- NORTH AUSTIN COMMUNITY MEDIA, AUSTIN, TX
In CANADA, the CRTC granted CAPER RADIO INCORPORATED's application for a low-power English-language developmental campus station on 107.3 FM in SYDNEY, NS with 5 watts at 9.7 meters above average terrain.
RED DEER VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU has turned in its license for Tourist Information CKTC/RED DEER, AB.
And the CBC has received approval to reduce the ERP of CBGA-14-FM/GRANDE VALLÉE, QC, a retransmitter of ICI RADIO-CANADA PREMIÈRE outlet CBGA/MATANE, QC, from 2,110 watts to 1,450 watts.