Shamrock Buys FM CPs
April 13, 2007 at 5:52 AM (PT)
SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS is buying the construction permit for a new FM in ALTURAS, CA from JON E. ROBINSON for $500,000 and another CP for a new FM in LOVELOCK, NV from ROBINSON for $500,000. The LOVELOCK station has a CP to move to FALLON, NV, closer to RENO, and the ALTURAS deal includes a clause anticipating an application to change the city of license to allow a move of that station to the same transmitter site as the LOVELOCK/FALLON station. ROBINSON's JER LICENSES, INC. won the CP for ALTURAS in FCC FM Auction No. 62 and the LOVELOCK CP in FCC Auction No. 37.
More Deals: EMF Buys Another, Upstate NY Swap, Starboard Sells Translator, KAAK Sale OK'd
In other deals filed with the FCC, EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION is buying Contemporary Christian KALR/HOT SPRINGS, AR from APPLIED LIFE MINISTRIES for $275,000 ($150,000 in a promissory note).
BILBAT RADIO, INC. is swapping its Hot AC WKPQ (FREEDOM 105)/HORNELL, NY and the construction permits for FM translators W294AV/WELLSVILLE, NY and W294AW/DANSVILLE, NY to ROBERT J. PFUNTNER's PEMBROOK PINES MASS MEDIA N.A. CORP. for Oldies WABH-A (OLDIES 1380)/BATH, NY and $400,000 ($300,000 in a promissory note). The deal is part of a long-running dispute over the sale of WKPQ; the swap is an apparent settlement, and ends STERLING MANAGEMENT's LMA of WKPQ. SCOTT FYBUSH's NORTHEAST RADIO WATCH recently reported that WKPQ has switched to a satellite-fed AC format as "POWER 105."
STARBOARD MEDIA FOUNDATION, INC. is selling the construction permit for FM translator W229AM/WHITEVILLE, NC to FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC. (soon to be CAROLINA CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.) for $2,500. The buyer will use the translator to rebroadcast its noncommercial Contemporary Christian WDVV (THE DOVE)/WILMINGTON, NC.
The FCC has denied the objection of MUNSON RADIO, licensee of KEIN-A/GREAT FALLS, MT, to the sale of Hot AC KAAK (K 99)/GREAT FALLS by FISHER RADIO to CHERRY CREEK RADIO, and has granted approval of the sale. MUNSON had objected based on missing documents related to the sale from the station's public file, but the Commission noted that the parties had disclosed the absence of the documents from the file and says that the withheld documents were not required to be filed.