Entercom Sells WQXI-A/Atlanta To Atlanta Radio Korea
September 30, 2016 at 5:53 AM (PT)
ENTERCOM ATLANTA LICENSE, LLC is selling WQXI-A/ATLANTA to KYUNG SOOK PARK's ATLANTA RADIO KOREA, INC. for $850,000 plus a time brokerage agreement before closing. Once the market's dominant Sports station, the station has been simulcasting Hot AC WSTR (STAR 94.1)/ATLANTA for the past year. The buyer programs its Korean-language content on crosstown WPBS-A/CONYERS, GA.
In other filings with the FCC, VINIKOOR FAMILY FOUNDATION, INC. is selling Classical WSCS/NEW LONDON, NH to ROBERT and JOHN LANDRY's SUGAR RIVER FOUNDATION, INC. for $10,000. In addition, SHEILA E. VINIKOOR as estate seller is selling News-Talk WNTK-F/CLAREMONT, NH and KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC. is selling Country WCVR-A/RANDOLPH, VT; Country WCNL-A/NEWPORT, NH; News-Talk WUVR-A and W255CF/LEBANON, NH; AC WCFR-A (SPRINGFIELD'S VARIETY WCFR) and W293BH/SPRINGFIELD, VT; and W234BN/CLAREMONT, NH to SUGAR RIVER for $1.95 million ($97,000 down, $1.493 million at closing, $360,000 in a promissory note).
JOHN BARGER's VICTORIA RADIOWORKS, LLC is selling the construction permit for new FMs at AUSTWELL and MEYERSVILLE, TX to ENDURING OIL EXPLORATION, LLC's RUFUS RESOURCES, LLC for $42,000.
PENFOLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC. has requested a Silent STA for KMWC/BETHANY, MO.
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC. has applied for a Silent STA for W222BD/WAVERLY, VA in anticipation of a sale and move of the facility.
WRVM, INC. has filed for an extension of its Silent STA for W263BS/RHINELANDER, WI while it prepares to move.
TOP O' TEXAS EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION has closed on the swap of K229BY/TULIA, TX to TOWNSQUARE MEDIA ODESSA-MIDLAND II LICENSE, LLC for Silent KGEE/PECOS, TX.
COLONIAL RADIO GROUP OF WILLIAMSPORT, LLC has closed on the sale of W283BZ/ALTOONA, PA (now W292EZ/BELLEFONTE, PA) to MAGNUM BROADCASTING, INC. for $55,000. The buyer plans to move the translator to rebroadcast News-Talk WBLF-A/BELLEFONTE, PA.
SPIRIT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, INC. has closed on the sale of W233BW/SANDWICH, IL to AMERICAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. for $30,000.
CALVARY CHAPEL CHURCH, INC. has closed on the sale of W279CJ/PUNTA GORDA BEACH, FL (now W242CS/GAINESVILLE) and W292EK/NORTH PORT, FL to MARC RADIO GAINESVILLE, LLC for $50,000. The buyer plans to move the translators to rebroadcast Gospel WTMN-A/GAINESVILLE, FL and News-Talk WRZN-A/HERNANDO, FL, respectively.
TOM HODGINS has closed on the 2014 sale of K277CT/COTTAGE GROVE, OR to MCKENZIE RIVER BROADCASTING CO., INC. after the parties jointly paid a $5,000 fine under a consent decree with the Commission to resolve the issue of unauthorized transfer of control.
And RED ROCK RADIO CORP. has closed on the sale of Sports WXCE-A (RED ZONE SPORTS RADIO)/AMERY, WI; Adult Hits WLMX (MIX 105)/BALSAM LAKE, WI; Sports WHSM-A (RED ZONE SPORTS RADIO) and Country WHSM-F (MUSKIE 101)/HAYWARD, WI; and Sports WXCX (RED ZONE SPORTS RADIO)/SIREN, WI to ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. for $750,000. KALIL AND CO. served as exclusive broker for the deal.
The involuntary assignment of the license of KBNH-A and KORC/BURNS, OR from HARNEY COUNTY RADIO, LLC to receiver TONI CARSON has been withdrawn. The transfer had been approved but rescinded after, on the same day that it was approved, the Commission received an informal objection from STARLIGHT BROADCASTING LLC clalming a "veritable catalog of Ms. CARSON's mis-statements under oath and her cherry picking of evidence in a way that, while supporting her position, obscures inconvenient documentary evidence that would otherwise undermine her contentions." The OREGON Circuit Court in HARNEY COUNTY set aside CARSON's appointment as receiver, with Judge W.D. CRAMER, JR. saying that the receiver "has no direct claim on the FCC license as plaintiffs in the case have no contractural right to it. Therefore it is improper to indirectly encumber it."
And in a complicated case involving license renewals of PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS' KGTL-A and KWVV/HOMER, AK; KXBA/NIKISKI, AK; and KPEN/SOLDOTNA, AK and 12 FM translators and technical modifications to KWVV and K272CN/HOMER, AK, the Commission decided that at least eight of PENINSULA's translators -- K257DB/ANCHOR POINT, AK; K272CN, HOMER, AK; K272DG and K285EG/SEWARD, AK; K274AB and K285AA/KODIAK, AK; K285EF, KENAI, AK; and K283AB, KENAI/SOLDOTNA, AK -- violate FCC rules against a company owning and operating commercial FM translators outside the protected service contour of the co-owned primary station and some others may also fall afoul of the rules, and therefore has granted some of the renewals unconditionally and others with conditions, and has denied the K272CN modification. Specifically, the KGTL and KXBA renewal applications in 2005 and 2013 were unconditionally granted, while KPEN and KWVV were renewed on condition that within 60 days, the translators are all brought into compliance or cease operations. Competitors KSRM, INC and NORTHERN RADIO, INC. objected to the 2005 renewals and KENAI BROADCASING LLC sought reconsideration of the K272CN modification. The FCC previously fined PENINSULA $140,000, and the licensee was hit with an injunction ordering that the translators be silenced; changes to the law as part of the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004 led to the licenses being reinstated, but the Commission says that the SHVERA changes do not allow PENINSULA to operate in contravention of the law in perpetuity.