Peninsula Communications Sells EIght Alaska FM Translators
November 30, 2016 at 4:51 PM (PT)
PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC. is selling eight ALASKA FM translators -- K257DB/ANCHOR POINT, K272CN/HOMER, K285EF/KENAI, K274AB and K285AA/KODIAK, K272DG and K285EG/SEWARD, and K283AB/SOLDOTNA -- to TURQUOISE BROADCASTING CO. LLC for a total of $40,000 ($5,000 per translator). The FCC recently ruled that PENINSULA's ownership of the translators violated its rules about owning translators outside the primary station's protected service contours, granting some license renewals unconditionally but putting conditions on others and denying a modification for K272CN.
In other filings with the FCC, EDGEWATER BROADCASTING, INC. is selling W221DL/SOUTH HAVEN, MI to RUBEN'S PRODUCTIONS, INC. for $55,000. The buyer plans to move the translator to rebroadcast Spanish Variety WKJR-A (RADIO VARIEDADES)/RANTOUL, IL.
The price for the previously-announced sale by RED ROCK RADIO CORP. of Classic Rock KBAJ (simulcast of KQDS/DULUTH)/DEER RIVER, MN to LAMKE BROADCASTING, INC. is $200,000, according to the contract filed with the FCC. The price was undisclosed in the broker's announcement TUESDAY (11/29).
BULLIE BROADCASTING CORPORATION has filed for an extension of its Silent STA for WBAW-F/PEMBROKE, GA while LISA M. DODD, widow of owner GARY DODD, handles the estate and deals with cost restraints.
CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY has closed on the sale of Contemporary Christian KADV (PROMISE FM)/MODESTO, CA to EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION for $225,000. Also, EMF has closed on the sale of K293CG/GILBERT, IA to MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. for $40,000; the buyer plans to move the translator to rebroadcast News-Talk KELO-A/SIOUX FALLS, SD.
TALKQ CORP. has closed on the sale of News-Talk WPBQ-A/FLOWOOD, MS to RADIO JACKSON, LLC for $21,000.
And CLUB 1915, INC. has closed on the sale of Religion WRRO (REDEEMER RADIO)/EDON, OH to OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE RADIO, INC. for $5,000.
Also, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO News-Talk KPCC/PASADENA-LOS ANGELES has signed on a booster on the west side of the market, intended to aid listening west of the 405 Freeway in SANTA MONICA, PACIFIC PALISADES, BRENTWOOD, and SAWTELLE as well as the SEPULVEDA PASS. The booster was a project of the station along with NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO LABS.
And HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION has again appealed the FCC's grant of a license to cover to CONTINENTAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC for WXMY-A/SALTVILLE, VA and the transfer of control of the station from JEFFREY RAYNOR to WENDY RAYNOR. HOLSTON VALLEY, licensee of first-adjacent-channel WKTP-A/JONESBOROUGH-KINGSPORT, TN, contends that CONTINENTAL's 2011 license-to-cover application was filed late and the license therefore expired as a matter of law, that the Audio Division extended the permit period on an informal basis without public notice or apparent request by CONTINENTAL, that it has been silent for "much of this decade" (silent 32 of the past 49 months), and that allowing the transfer is "bailing out" 50% owner JEFFREY RAYNOR, "a convicted felon and sex offender," against appellate precedent and misapplying the SECOND THURSDAY CORP. doctrine. RAYNOR was convicted in 2008 of possessing child pornography and using electronic communications to solicit sexual activity with a child and served about four years in prison. HOLSTON VALLEY had applied for an upgrade that was dependent on WXMY's 23,000-watt facility being deleted.