Still More 'AM Revitalization' FM Translator Deals Filed With FCC
January 29, 2016 at 3:59 AM (PT)
With the window for the AM revitalization 250-mile relocation waiver about to open, the FCC received another flood of applications for the sale of FM translators, mostly for use in rebroadcasting AMs after taking advantage of the opportunity to move. (Note that some of the moves may conflict with other applications or may otherwise be denied; all moves are pending FCC approval.)
Among the sale applications, EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION is selling K241AR/LAWRENCE, KS to UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS for $62,500. EMF is also selling W262AP/MORRISONVILLE, NY to HALL COMMUNICATIONS' NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY for $80,000 with the buyer planning to move the translator to rebroadcast News-Talk WILI-A/WILLIMANTIC, CT.
In addition, EMF is selling W253AJ/ELIDA, OH and W296BO/SPRINGFIELD, OH to RADIO ONE's BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES, LTD. for $60,000 and $65,000 each to move and rebroadcast Gospel-Talk WDBZ-A (PRAISE 1230)/CINCINNATI and News-Talk WERE-A/CLEVELAND, respectively.
EMF is also selling W231BI/UTICA, NY to RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC for $40,000 to move to BOSTON to rebroadcast Brokered WILD-A/BOSTON. And HE'S ALIVE, INCORPORATED is selling W250BT/BEAVER, PA to RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC for $50,000. RADIO ONE will apply to move the translator to rebroadcast News-Talk WOL-A/WASHINGTON.
POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC. is selling W263CC/DANVILLE, VA; W234BZ/INDIAN TRAILS, NC; and W284CL/SANFORD, NC to CURTIS MEDIA's EASTERN AIRWAVES, LLC for $210,000. The primary stations, if planned moves are approved, will be Southern Gospel WCKB-A/DUNN, NC, Classic Hits WXRC (95.7 THE RIDE)/HICKORY-CHARLOTTE, NC, and Comedy WFNL-A (FUNNY 570)/RALEIGH, NC.
CONNER MEDIA CORPORATION is selling W224CI/ROSE HILL, NC to CAPITOL BROADCASTING CO.'s WCLY-AM, LLC for $75,000 to move and rebroadcast Spanish Sports WCLY-A (ESPN DEPORTES)/RALEIGH, NC.
THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY are selling W233BU/SEYMOUR, IN; W251BS/GREENSBURG, IN; and W225BQ/FRENCH LICK, IN to KENTUCKY RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC. for $110,000.
AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC. is selling K270BT/LOVELOCK, NV to BUTTE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. for $10,000. The buyer intends to move the translator to rebroadcast Religion KKXX-A/PARADISE-CHICO, CA. AEB is also selling K289BT/ANDERSON, CA to MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS, LLC for $75,000 to rebroadcast News-Talk KQMS-A/REDDING, CA.
CHRISTOPHER W. JOHNSON is selling W297AO/BRENT, AL to TOWNSQUARE MEDIA TUSCALOOSA LICENSE, LLC for $50,000. The translator will be moved to rebroadcast Gospel WTSK-A (THE TRUTH 790 AM)/TUSCALOOSA, AL.
YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPANION NETWORK, INC. is selling K270BS/WESTWOOD, CA to TOM F. HUTH for $25,000. The buyer intends to move the translator to rebroadcast Spanish Religion KIQS-A/WILLOWS-CHICO, CA.
JUAN ALBERTO AYALA is selling K300CO/MARSHALL, TX to TEXOMA BROADCASTING, INC. for $60,000. The buyer intends to move the station to rebroadcast Asian KVTT-A (FUNASIA 1110 AM)/MINERAL WELLS-DALLAS, TX.
E-STRING WIRELESS, LTD is selling K288GM/SWEETWATER, TX to SAN ANTONIO RADIOWORKS, LLC for $25,000. The buyer plans to move the station to rebroadcast Adult Standards KAHL-A (CALL 1310)/SAN ANTONIO, which presently simulcasts in K279AB/SAN ANTONIO.
COVENANT NETWORK is selling K274CF/MONROE CITY, MO to ALPINE BROADCASTING CORPORATION for $27,000. The buyer plans to move the facility to rebroadcast News-Talk-Adult Standards KCXL-A/LIBERTY-KANSAS CITY, MO. COVENANT is also selling K249EP/FORT MADISON, IA to DIVINE MERCY EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOCIATION for $10,000; K237FP/DAVENPORT, IA to DAVENPORT EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION for $20,000; W280EJ/PEKIN, IL to JASPER ON THE AIR, INC. for $25,000 with plans to move the translator to rebroadcast Regional Mexican WITZ-A/JASPER, IN; and K223CP/OAKVILLE, IA to WPW BROADCASTING, INC. for $25,000 to move and rebroadcast Classic Country WRAM-A/MONMOUTH, IL.
FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC. is selling W231BK/OSWEGO, NY; W236BN/BERWICK, PA; and W229AQ/MANSFIELD, PA to RENDA RADIO, INC. for $120,000. The translators will be moved to rebroadcast News-Talk WECZ-A/PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA or Classic Hits WDAD-A/INDIANA, PA.
FINE ARTS RADIO, INC. is selling W240BE/NEWPORT, OH to RADIO RICHMOND LLC for $25,000. The buyer intends to move the translator to rebroadcast Gospel WLEE-A (REJOICE 990)/RICHMOND, VA.
DEBRA SEARS GRAHAM is selling W297BN/BRUNSWICK, GA to VIDALIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION for $35,000. The buyer plans to move the translator to rebroadcast News-Talk WVOP-A/VIDALIA, GA.
HORIZON CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is selling W293BN/BARNSTABLE, MA to BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.for $88,000. The buyer will apply to move the translator and rebroadcast Religion WVNE-A/LEICESTER-WORCESTER, MA.
And ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC. is selling K272EZ/WALLA WALLA, WA to TWO HEARTS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC for $23,000. The translator will rebroadcast News-Talk KGDC-A/WALLA WALLA.
In a deal yet to appear in the FCC database, REACH COMMUNICATIONS, INC. is selling W251BF/PUNTA GORDA, FL to SUN BROADCASTING, INC. for $35,000. GREG GUY of PATRICK COMMUNICATIONS served as exclusive broker for the deal.