Emmis Buys Another Indianapolis Translator
August 7, 2015 at 1:25 PM (PT)
KASPAR BROADCASTING CO., INC. is selling W228CX/FRANKFORT, IN to EMMIS RADIO LICENSE, LLC for $512,000. The station has a "MATTOON Waiver" application to move the station into INDIANAPOLIS and change primary station to Sports WFNI-A (ESPN 1070 THE FAN)/INDIANAPOLIS, which presently has a partial simulcast on W298BB-WIBC-HD2 (FM 107.5 THE FAN), airing some of the AM's local programming but more national ESPN material.
In other filings with the FCC, CUB RADIO, INC. is selling Country WCUB-A/TWO RIVERS, WI and Oldies WLTU (OLDIES 92.1 FM)/MANITOWOC, WI to SEEHAFER BROADCASTING CORP. for $925,000.
ADAMS RADIO OF DELMARVA PENINSULA, LLC is selling Spanish Variety WJWL-A and W262BF/GEORGETOWN, DE to THE VOICE RADIO, LLC for $60,000.
The UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS is selling the construction permit for K229CW/MANHATTAN, KS to MANHATTAN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. for $7,500. The translator will rebroadcast News-Talk KMAN-A/MANHATTAN, KS.
AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC. is selling K283AR/CHICO, CA to BUTTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. for $5,000. The translator rebroadcasts Religion KKXX-A/PARADISE-CHICO.
RIVERFRONT BROADCASTING, LLC has requested an extension of its Silent STA for KZKK/HURON, SD while it builds upgraded facilities.
URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC has filed for an extension of its Silent STA for WVNA-A/TUSCUMBIA, AL and WLAY-A/MUSCLE SHOALS, AL while it finds an entity to which it will donate the stations. The stations have been listed with broker MEDIA SERVICES GROUP and the licensee has also talked to the UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA but technical issues remain.
FAMILY STATIONS, INC. has closed on the sale of Religion KARR-A/KIRKLAND-SEATTLE, WA to JAMES A. DALKE for $3,000.
And MARY V. GUTHRIE has closed on the sale of K280GB/PLEASANT VIEW, CO to EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION for $85,000.
Also, the WILLIAMSBURG YORKTOWN DAILY is reporting that LANGLEY SPEEDWAY's SPEEDWAY MEDIA GROUP LLC is buying Classic Country-Talk-Sports WXTG-A (REAL COUNTRY 1490 THE OUTLAW)/HAMPTON, VA from DAVIS MEDIA, LLC/LOCAL VOICE MEDIA for an undisclosed price. The buyer is operating the station from new studios at the track under an LMA.
TRIANGLE BUSINESS JOURNAL reports that the auction for bankrupt VILCOM INTERACTIVE MEDIA, licensee of News-Talk WCHL-A/CHAPEL HILL, NC TODAY was won by COLORADO investor LESLIE RUDD, beating out bids by former VILCOM owner JIM HEAVNER, HEAVNER business partner BOB WOODRUFF, and CHAPEL HILL businessman EDWARD HOLMES. The sale will be submitted to Judge CATHARINE ARON for approval, which could come next TUESDAY.. Attorney EVERETT SASLOW JR. oversaw the auction as trustee for VILCOM.
The construction permit for CALVARY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP OF CUMBERLAND, INC. low power DM WZZJ-LP/CUMBERLAND, MD has been cancelled.
In CANADA, the CRTC has denied two applications for new FM transmitters in VANCOUVER for CORUS News-Talk CKNW-A/NEW WESTMINSTER-VANCOUVER and FOUR SENSES ENTERTAINMENT Triple A CKEE (101.5 WHISTLER FM)/WHISTLER. CKNW sought a nested transmitter at 99.7 FM with 6,000 watts at 75.4 meters, while CKEE looked to put a transmitter at 99.9 FM in NORTH VANCOUVER with 450 watts at 57 meters. CKEE's application was rejected as not necessary and not the best use of limited VANCOUVER FM allocations; CKNW asserted signal problems in downtown VANCOUVER necessitated an FM repeater, an argument with which the CRTC agreed, but the application was rejected because it was "greater than what is necessary to mitigate interference," because CORUS has not explored alternatives, and because it would establish an additional FM for CORUS in the market for which a waiver would not be appropriate.