KTRB-A/San Francisco Sold
June 1, 2015 at 11:36 AM (PT)
The receiver for PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, SUSAN L. UECKER, is selling Spanish Sports KTRB-A (ESPN DEPORTES 860)/SAN FRANCISCO to U.S. INTERNATIONAL RADIO, LLC for $6.5 million. The station is being programmed by DEPORTES MEDIA under a five-year LMA with option to buy, but U.S. INTERNATIONAL made an unsolicited offer for the station; the LMA will remain in effect.
In other filings with the FCC, MARK HELLER's METRO NORTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC. is selling Oldies WEMP/TWO RIVERS, WI to SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORPORATION for $380,000.
ALEX MEDIA, INC. is selling the construction permit for WOHA/ASHTABULA, OH to MADISON MEDIA PARTNERS, LLC for $10,001 - one dollar down, the rest in barter for the services of the buyer's principals, VICTOR VICKERS and VERN EGLI.
E-STRING WIRELESS, LTD has applied for a Silent STA for K248CC/TYLER, TX due to the move-in of KTBB-F/TROUP, TX to the TYLER area and consequential interference to the full-power signal.
TWENTY-ONE SOUND COMMUNICATIONS, INC. has requested an extension of its Silent STA for KKAC/VANDALIA, MO, silent since NOVEMBER "because the licensee could not afford to retain a full-time staff or pay other expenses involved in station operation."
RADIO DISNEY has closed on the sale of WMYM-A/MIAMI to ACTUALIDAD RADIO GROUP (as ACTUALIDAD 990AM LICENSEE, LLC) for $2.1 million.
And KSID RADIO, INC. has closed on the sale of Country KSID-A, Classic Rock KSID-F, and K239BE/SIDNEY, NE to SUSAN ERNEST and JAMES BERNARD ERNEST's DEAD-SHORT BROADCASTING, LLC for $620,000 in a promissory note.
Also, the Commission granted the sale by QUEEN CITIES BROADCASTING of Classic Hits KMCQ/COVINGTON, WA-SEATTLE-TACOMA to EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION for $7 million over a Petition to Deny by WILLIAM RESLER, who complained that "EMF will change the Station's format and may be unable to serve its community during an emergency" and that the station's request for a main studio waiver to operate as a satellite of KLVR (K-LOVE)/MIDDLETOWN-SANTA ROSA, CA should be denied and the Commission "re-tool" its process for such waivers. The Commission reiterated its long-standing policy not to interfere in format issues, and noted that EMF has stated that it "as committed to specific measures adequate to meet its local service obligations" under the main studio waiver process.