Salem Turns LMA Of KTRB/S.F. Into Purchase, Buys FM Translator For KPRZ/San Diego Simulcast
October 19, 2016 at 2:39 PM (PT)
SUSAN UECKER, as receiver for PAPPAS RADIO OF CALIFORNIA, has filed the contract to turn the LMA of News-Talk KTRB-A (860 AM THE ANSWER)/SAN FRANCISCO to SALEM into an outright sale to SALEM affiliate EAST BAY BROADCASTING, L.L.C. SALEM is paying $5.125 million for the station, which its NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING CO., INC. took over via an LMA on JULY 1st. UECKER previously sold the station to U.S. INTERNATIONAL RADIO, LLC for $6.5 million in JUNE 2015 but the sale never closed.
In other filings with the FCC, AIRCRAFT STORAGE SOLUTIONS, LLC is selling K279CM/QUARTZSITE, AZ to SALEM's NEW INSPIRATION BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. for $20,000. The buyer plans to move the translator to rebroadcast Religion KPRZ-A (K-PRAISE 1210 AM)/SAN MARCOS-SAN DIEGO.
REFUGE MEDIA GROUP is selling W264CX/VIRGINIA, MN to Q MEDIA PROPERTIES, LLC for $40,000. The buyer plans to move the translator to rebroadcast Adult Standards WCMP-A/PINE CITY, MN, which it is acquiring from RED ROCK RADIO.
EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION is selling K254BL/COPPERAS COVE, TX to GLG MEDIA, LLC for $30,000 plus reimbursement of up to $10,000 for a directional antenna and installation. The buyer plans to move the station to rebroadcast Religion KTXW-A (THE BRIDGE)/MANOR-AUSTIN, TX.
The estate of JOYCE VIRGINIA BOWNDS, via executor CHARLES P. BOWNDS, has closed on the sale of Variety WUAT-A/PIKEVILLE, TN to VICKI SMITH and JOHNNY WILLIAM PAUL BRIDGES' WUAT, LLC for $20,000.
EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION has closed on the sale of Contemporary Christian KYAR (AIR-1)/LORENA-WACO, TX to RED-C APOSTOLATE for $495,000. EMF has also closed on the sale of K229CA/REDDING, CA to RESULTS RADIO OF REDDING LICENSEE, LLC for $60,000.
WENDOLYNN TELLEZ has closed on the sale of K252FL/PORT LAVACA, TX (now K241CO/HOUSTON) to LA PROMESA FOUNDATION for $45,000. The buyer is moving the translator to rebroadcast Religion KSHJ-A/HOUSTON
HISPANIC FAMILY CHRISTIAN NETWORK, INC. has closed on the sale of K277CE/FALLON, NV to HUTH PENNEY BROADCASTING, LLC for $54,000. The buyer plans to move the translator to rebroadcast News-Talk KRAC-A/RED BLUFF, CA.
ONE MINISTRIES, INC. has closed on the sale of K264CL/SELMA, CA to MAYBERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. for $30,000. The buyer plans to move the translator to rebroadcast News-Talk KTIP-A/PORTERVILLE, CA.
And The BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITY have closed on the sale of W228AB/PARAMOUNT, MD and W228AM/FREDERICK, MD to MANNING BROADCASTING, INC. for $100,000. The translators, which formerly aired the BLUEGRASS COUNTRY format of WAMU-HD2/WASHINGTON, have switched primary stations to Classic Hits WWEG (106.9 THE EAGLE)/MYERSVILLE, MD under the new ownership. LARRY PATRICK and JASON JAMES of PATRICK COMMUNICATIONS served as brokers for AMERICAN UNIVERSITY in the transaction.
The Commission also denied WESTERN BROADCASTERS, INC.'s Petition for Reconsideration of the denial of its 2006 Request for Tolling in the matter of its construction permit for KUCU-A/FARMINGTON, NM, and has cancelled the permit as expired and deleted the permit and call letters from its database. WESTERN had requested tolling citing a change in Commission policies for notifying Tribal Nations of proposed tower construction, which it said delayed construction while having to go through a repeat of the same process with Tribal councils it had already done once, but the Commission said that the process of notification was voluntary and the second round was the result of defects in the original notifications. WESTERN also alleged that the Commission did not provide sufficient notice to applicants of changes in the process and that the notice that was published failed to include specific requirements like tower height notification, but the Commission disagreed that any lack of clarity was to blame for WESTERN being unable to meet its construction deadline.