Finger Lakes Radio Cluster Sold Out Of Bankruptcy; Moody Bible Institute Acquires FM Translator, EMF Sells One
June 17, 2016 at 4:45 PM (PT)
ALAN BISHOP is buying the 66% of AUBURN BROADCASTING, INC., licensee of News-Talk WAUB-A/AUBURN, NY, Classic Rock WLLW (THE WALL)/SENECA FALLS, NY, W241AW/GENEVA, NY, and W251AJ/MELROSE PARK, NY; FINGER LAKES RADIO GROUP, INC., licensee of Country WFLR/DUNDEE, NY, Country WCGR-A (HOT COUNTRY K101.7/104.5)/CANANDAIGUA, NY, and W270BY/WATKINS GLEN, NY; GENEVA BROADCASTING, INC., licensee of News-Talk WGVA-A/GENEVA, NY; LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC., licensee of AC WNYR-F/WATERLOO, NY and W245BL/DUNDEE, NY; ROI BROADCASTING, INC., licensee of W283BF/CANANDAIGUA, NY; and Country WFLK (HOT COUNTRY K101.7)/GENEVA, NY from the bankruptcy estate of GEORGE and PATRICIA KIMBLE (GAYLE ESKAY MILLS, trustee) for $1,217,355.
In other filings with the FCC, EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION is selling K233CG/SANDIA, NM to MARTHA T. WHITMAN for $61,432.66 ($20,000 cash already paid, $23,079.07 in services rendered to KQRI-FM1, and $18,353.59 cash upon closing.
TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION is donating K282AA/KENNEWICK, WA to THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. MOODY will use the translator to rebroadcast its Religion KMBI-F/SPOKANE.
VALLEY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC. has requested a Silent STA for KTYG-LP/ONALASKA, WA while it moves to a new site.
THE GREAT MARATHON RADIO COMPANY, INC. has closed on the sale of FLORIDA KEYS "THE MIX OF OLDIES" trimulcast WKEY-F/KEY WEST-WGMX/MARATHON-WKEZ-F/TAVERNIER and News-Talk WFFG-A/MARATHON to JONATHAN L. SMITH and KAREN MOSES-BOWLING's CHOICE RADIO KEYS CORPORATION for $850,000.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO, INC. has closed on the sale of the construction permit for W284CO/HENDERSONVILLE, NC to JBN, INC. for $25,000.
And WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO, INC. has closed on the sale of W271CL/BREVARD, NC to GONUTS MEDIA, LLC for $25,000. The translator will rebroadcast Variety WSQL-A/BREVARD.
Also, the FCC has once again denied the sale by the estate of LYNDA WARE, through executor CYNTHIA RAMAGE, of LINDSAY BROADCASTING's five CENTRAL CALIFORNIA stations in a "distress sale" to JESSE PORTILLO's BIG RADIO PRO INC. for $2.7 million. RAMAGE filed to sell Adult Standards KZPO/LINDSAY, CA to BIG RADIO PRO INC., while the latter also filed under the same contract of sale to acquire the construction permit for KNGS/COALINGA, CA from WILLIAM L. ZAWILA, the construction permit for KAAX/AVENAL, CA from AVENAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC., the construction permit for KYAF/FIREBAUGH, CA from CENTRAL VALLEY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC., and the construction permit for KZPE/FORD CITY, CA from H.L. CHARLES. The sellers, who have been embroiled in a dispute with the FCC, which has issued a show-cause order asking why the license and permits for the stations should not be revoked, had claimed that the now-defunct "distress sale" should be applied to their case despite it no longer being the Commission's policy.