Forever South Buys Five-Station TN-KY Cluster
October 11, 2016 at 2:25 PM (PT)
WENK OF UNION CITY, INC. is selling Oldies WENK-A/UNION CITY, TN; Top 40 WAKQ (KQ105) and Oldies WTPR-A/PARIS, TN; Oldies WTPR-F/MCKINNON, TN; and Top 40 WWKF (KF99)/FULTON, KY to FOREVER SOUTH LICENSES, LLC for $500,000 ($100,000 down, $100,000 in an "advisory agreement" for the seller's principal TERRY HAILEY, $300,000 in a promissory note).
In other filings with the FCC, NORTH TEXAS RADIO GROUP, L.P. is selling K249EN/EL RENO, OK to LA TREMENDA RADIO MEXICO, INC. for $49,597. The translator will rebroadcast Regional Mexican KZUE-A (LA TREMENDA)/EL RENO, OK.
The CITY OF MORRO BAY is transferring low power KEBF-LP/MORRO BAY, CA to ESTERO BAY COMMUNITY RADIO for $1.
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN PANAMA CITY, INC. is transferring low power WPCU-LP/PANAMA CITY, FL to CHRIS LASH's WHIPLASH COMMUNITY RADIO INC. for no consideration.
LOTUS SACRAMENTO CORP. has requested a Silent STA for KMJE-A/OLIVEHURST, CA, saying it will cease nighttime operation while moving its night site to be co-located with its day site.
TOOL SHED PDX has filed for an extension of its Silent STA for KDOI/MADRAS, OR while it changes its antenna height.
CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC. has applied for Silent STAs for K297BH and K202ED/MOUNT VERNON, WA after their site was sold and pending a move to a new site.
THE WIRE NJ, INC. has requested an extension of its Silent STA for low power WUEY-LP/NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ due to personal and family issues for its chief engineer that prevented assistance with the restoration of the station's studio and antenna.
GREAT LAKES RADIO-CINCINNATI, L.L.C. has closed on the sale of Gospel WCVG-A/COVINGTON, KY-CINCINNATI to CALEB FOSTER's REIGN ENTERPRIZES, LLC for $450,000. MEDIA SERVICES GROUP's BOB HEYMANN served as the exclusive broker for the transaction.
iHEARTMEDIA's CC LICENSES LLC has closed on the sale of Sports WFOR-A (1400 THE SCORE)/HATTIESBURG, MS to EAGLE BROADCASTING, LLC for $120,000.
TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION has closed on the sale of K282AA/KENNEWICK, WA to THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. MOODY is using the translator to rebroadcast its Religion KMBI-F/SPOKANE.
MARANATHA MINISTRIES/JOY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. has closed on the sale of W258CF/RIO GRANDE, NJ (now W223CR/KINGSTON, NY) to PAMAL's 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC. for $47,000. The buyer is moving the translator to rebroadcast Classic Country WGHQ-A/KINGSTON, NY.
VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO has closed on the sale of W267BT/WOODSTOCK, VT (now W237EO/BLOOMFIELD, CT) to BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC. for $80,000. The buyer plans to move the translator to rebroadcast Religion WSDK-A (LIFE CHANGING RADIO)/BLOOMFIELD, CT.
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY has closed on the sale of W255CS/SCOTLAND, PA (now W251CE/YORK, PA) to STEEL CITY RADIO, INC. for $15,000, with the buyer planning to move the translator to rebroadcast Religion WYYC-A/YORK, PA. TEMPLE has also closed on the sale of W221DG/EXTON, PA to BROADCAST SCIENCES LLC for $10,000. The buyer plans to continue to air the seller's Jazz-Classical WRTI/PHILADELPHIA or its HD2 channel on the translator.
GROWING CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION has closed on the sale of K287AK/PRINEVILLE, OR to SUNRIVER BROADCASTING CORP. for $7,000.
And the FCC has granted the transfer of five MISSOURI stations to a receiver appointed by a MISSOURI court over the former owner's objection; DENNIS WALLACE has been named receiver for BROADCAST MANAGEMENT, INC., licensee of Silent KQXQ-A/CUBA, MO; TWENTY-ONE SOUND COMMUNICATIONS, INC., licensee of Alternative KQQX (93X)/HERMANN, MO and Triple A KKAC (104.3 FMX)/VANDALIA, MO; and BROADCAST ENTERPRISES, INC., licensee of Silent KXQX/ELSBERRY, MO and Silent KIKX/WHEATLAND, MO, all over former owner RANDY WACHTER's objection. At the same time, WALLACE has filed for an extension of its Silent STA for KQXQ.
The Commission also granted the renewal of the license for SOUTHEASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY's Gospel WKLF-A/CLANTON, AL and granted the sale of the station to GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC, which was filed in 2003 along with WEZZ (now WHPH)/JEMISON, AL. The Commission said that issues regarding the operation of the station, going back to the 1996 license renewal filing and cancellation of the license in 2003 (it was reinstated on AUGUST 31, 2016) were rendered moot bt the death of principal JAMES H. "JACK" DENNIS.
Also SARIAH HILLAM has relinquished the license for K257DO/WELLS, NV. The licensee earlier proposed to move the translator to KUNA, ID to rebroadcast KRXR-A.
In CANADA, the CRTC has approved a reduction in Canadian content percentage from 40% to 30% at Classic Hits CKJN/HALDIMAND COUNTY, ON; approved an upgrade for RADIO COMMUNAUTAIRE DE LÉVIS French community/Variety CJMD/LÉVIS, QC from Class A1 to Class A (from 216 to 1,000 watts and from 10.2 to 18.9 meters above average terrain); and approved an upgrade for RADIO COMMUNAUTAIRE INTERGÉNÉRATION JARDIN DU QUÉBEC French community/Variety CHOC/SAINT-RÉMI, QC from Class A1 to Class A (250 watts at 30 meters to 1,714 watts at 53.9 meters).