First Ventures Sells Two FM Translators
November 30, 2015 at 4:00 AM (PT)
FIRST VENTURES CAPITAL PARTNERS, INC. is selling K288FC/CAMDEN, AR to OWENSVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC for $30,000. FIRST VENTURES is also selling W208BT/SPENCER, IN to SAMUEL K. STRATEMEYER for $35,000.
In other filings with the FCC, MARC PASKIN's MARCO BROADCASTING CORPORATION has filed for a Silent STA for KBUD-A/GOLDEN, CO-DENVER while it arranges a new FM translator simulcast. The station had been programming a marijuana-themed format as "SMOKIN' 94.1" on K231BQ/GOLDEN, which is now rebroadcasting crosstown iHEARTMEDIA News-Talk KOA-A.
And EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION has closed on the sale of K254AM/FORT SMITH, AR to G2 MEDIA GROUP, LLC for $40,000. The translator will rebroadcast News-Talk KYHN-A/FORT SMITH.
Mount Wilson's Poole Antenna Complex Sale Closes
The sale of the radio and television complex built by broadcasting pioneer JOHN H. POOLE atop MOUNT WILSON overlooking the LOS ANGELES market by POOLE PROPERTIES, INC. to INSITE TOWERS DEVELOPMENT, LLC has closed. MEDIA SERVICES GROUP's BOB HEYMANN represented POOLE in the deal. The complex is home to the antennae and transmitters for iHEARTMEDIA Hot AC KBIG (MY 104.3) and GRUPO RADIO CENTRO Regional Mexican KXOS (RADIO CENTRO 93.9)/LOS ANGELES and an auxiliary antenna for iHEARTMEDIA Alternative KYSR (ALT 98.7)/LOS ANGELES as well as MERUELOS MEDIA MUNDO MAX affiliate KWHY-TV (operated by RCN TELEVISION) and was built in 1953.
The complex was founded in 1953 by the late JOHN POOLE to house the antenna for UHF station KBIC-TV, which notoriously aired nothing but an ID slide for almost a decade before POOLE sold the station, which then became KIIX-TV, a brief attempt at a TV format directed towards an African-American audience, in 1962-63, and independent KPOL-TV in 1965 before assuming its present KWHY-TV calls in 1966, airing financial news and blocks of Ethnic programming and old movies. It eventually aired SELECTV pay programming at night, then became a prominent Spanish-language independent, later owned by NBC, before being spun off to MERUELOS and becoming an affiliate of MUNDO FOX, which became MUNDO MAX earlier this year. POOLE's KBIG-F joined channel 22 on the tower in 1959.