Former Owner Of Macon Stations Loses Bid To End Receivership, Block Sale
October 12, 2016 at 11:28 AM (PT)
A GEORGIA county court judge has rejected former owner LOWELL REGISTER's challenge to the sale of his REGISTER COMMUNICATIONS' former stations, News-Talk WNEX-A, News-Talk WPGA-A, and Americana WNEX-F (THE CREEK 100.9 FM)/MACON, GA, by receiver GAURAV MALHOTRA to BRAD EVANS, WES GRIFFIN, and ROB EVANS' CREEK MEDIA and approved the sale, reports the MACON TELEGRAPH.
The new owners took REGISTER to court, claiming that he had walked into the station on AUGUST 19th and declared that he was taking control of his former stations, and had Internet connections unplugged while withholding mail and checks that led to a power bill going unpaid; REGISTER denied the allegations and alleged that his company never consented to the receivership but that a creditor, GREEN BULL GEORGIA PARTNERS LLC, instead consented to the receivership on REGISTER COMMUNICATIONS' behalf, at which time REGISTER's company allegedly owed about $7.5 million in loans and taxes (GREEN BULL's attorney put the amount owed to his client at $8.5 million plus interest). REGISTER moved to end the receivership, but BIBB COUNTY Superior Court Judge ED ENNIS ruled against the motion, clearing the way for CREEK MEDIA's purchase for $850,000.