Rogers Buys Two FMs In Southwestern Ontario; Blarney Stone Buys In Northern Michigan
September 28, 2016 at 4:42 PM (PT)
No new sales have appeared in the FCC database for TODAY (9/28), but in CANADA, ROGERS MEDIA is buying Country CJDL (COUNTRY 107.3) and AC CKOT (EASY 101)/TILLSONBURG-LONDON, ON from TILLSONBURG BROADCASTING CO. LTD. for an undisclosed price.
On the U.S. side of the border, in a deal yet to appear in the FCC database, BLARNEY STONE BROADCASTING, INC. is buying Rock WKLT/KALKASKA, MI; Rock WKLZ (WKLT simulcast) and W252DA/PETOSKEY, MI; Classic Hits WFCX (THE FOX)/LELAND, MI; Classic Hits WFDX (THE FOX, simulcast of WFCX)/ATLANTA, MI; Sports WSRT (ESPN RADIO NORTHERN MICHIGAN)/GAYLORD, MI; Sports WSRJ (WSRT simulcast)/HONOR, MI; and W263CD/BOYNE CITY, MI from NORTHERN BROADCAST, INC. for an undisclosed price. BLARNEY STONE is then spinning off WSRT to BARAGA BROADCASTING INC.
And in filings at the FCC, NEW LIFE MISSION has applied for a Silent STA for KIEL/LOYAL, OK because of interference to its programming source signal.
COCHISE BROADCASTING LLC has requested an extension of its Silent STA for KZXQ/LAKE OF THE WOODS, AZ because "it has been difficult... to commit resources to this construction given the long pendency of the station's renewal application (filed almost five years ago)."
CASCADE COMMUNITY RADIO has filed for a Silent STA for KTFH/LEES CAMP, OR while it divests the station to allow it to operate low power KDOO-LP/PORTLAND.
RICH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE has applied for a Silent STA for KRMN/MENA, AR due to transmitter failure.
JUSTIN A. MCLUCKIE has requested a Silent STA for KMYQ/NORTH ENGLISH, IA for financial reasons.
KROS RADIO ASSOCIATION has filed for a Silent STA for KIOM-LP/KAUNAKAKAI, HI due to transmitter failure.
KAUAI CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY has applied for a Silent STA for KCSK-LP/HANAMAULU, HI due to processor failure
HIGHER CALLING COMMUNICATIONS, INC. has requested an extension of its Silent STA for KTUG/HUDSON, WY while it builds and sells the translator.
SLC DIVESTITURE TRUST I (W. LAWRENCE PATRICK, TRUSTEE) has filed for a Silent STA for KUDE/NEPHI, UT because of interference that has taken the station's newly-constructed facilities off the air.
ST. WENCESLAUS CATHOLIC CHURCH OF PRAGUE, OKLAHOMA has applied for a Silent STA for KIOP/PRAGUE, OK due to equipment damage from power fluctuations.
VANGUARD MEDIA LLC has closed on the sale of Silent KQNM-A/ALBUQUERQUE to IMMACULATE HEART RADIO's IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING for $250,000.
STARBOARD MEDIA FOUNDATION has closed on the purchase of Tropical WCNZ-A (ARDIENTE 1660, now Religion RELEVANT RADIO) and AC WVOI-A/MARCO ISLAND, FL from ALMODOVAR MEDIA CORPORATION for assumption of a $356,266.18 promissory note. In a separate deal, GULF BREEZE RADIO LICENSE LLC has closed on the sale of Classic Country WMYR-A (TWANG 106.7)/FORT MYERS, FL and W294AN/FORT MYERS BEACH, FL to STARBOARD for $546,733.82 in a promissory note; J&B FLORIDA RADIO STATION HOLDINGS, LLC has acquired VEB BROADCASTING, LLC's 51% of the seller in exchange for cancelation of a promissory note and cooperation in selling the stations to STARBOARD.
RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC has closed on the sale of W246CV/GREENWOOD, SC to TOWER ABOVE MEDIA LLC for $30,000.
And CAMERON CRAVEY has closed on the sale of K298AJ/SIMMESPORT, LA to ROBERT L. WILKINS' CAPITAL CITY RADIO CORPORATION for $30,000. The buyer plans to move the translator to rebroadcast Religion KWDF-A/BALL-ALEXANDRIA, LA.
Also in CANADA, the CRTC has approved the CBC's application to move CBMA/ROUYN-NORANDA, QC, a retransmitter of CBC RADIO ONE affiliate CBVE/QUEBEC CITY, and change CBMA's frequency from 99.9 FM to 91.9 FM, increase ERP from 1,000 to 2,172 watts, and decrease antenna height above average terrain from 145 to 110.2 meters. The move allows the CBC to co-locate all of its services in ROUYN-NORANDA.
Back stateside, the FCC has also again denied applications for review filed by DAVID A. SCHUM of the denial by the Media Bureau of a Petition to Deny a sale by BERNARD DALLAS, LLC of KFCD-A/FARMERSVILLE, TX and KHSE-A/WYLIE, TX to ACM DALLAS V LLC and a subsequent grant of a transfer of KHSE to HAMMOND BROADCASTING, LLC.
SCHUM was a principle in THE WATCH, LTD, former owner of the two stations and DFW RADIO LICENSE, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary. THE WATCH and DFW RADIO defaulted on loans and agreements with D.B. ZWIRN SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FUND, L.P., which was the successful bidder at auction; after assigning the stations to affiliate BERNARD RADIO, the stations were sold to ACM. The appeals were based on alleged “fraud, lack of candor and deceit” in the initial transfer to BERNARD, and additional claims of undisclosed potential foreign ownership and Fifth Amendment seizure.