WCRB Sale Approved; Principle Buys KCNL; Disney Sells In Wichita
November 16, 2009 at 3:32 PM (PT)
The FCC has approved the purchase of Classical WCRB/BOSTON by WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION from NASSAU BROADCASTING PARTNERS for $14 million. The deal will preserve the Classical format at WCRB while allowing NPR affiliate WGBH-F to move its schedule to all-News-Talk.
Principle Buys KCNL/San Jose
Brokered/Ethnic programming specialist PRINCIPLE BROADCASTING NETWORK is buying Spanish Adult Hits KCNL (LA PRECIOSA 104,9)/SAN JOSE from the ALOHA STATION TRUST, the trust formed to handle CLEAR CHANNEL spinoffs, for an undisclosed price. The buyer, headed by BILL SAURER, owns Brokered Ethnic KLOK-A in the SAN JOSE market; the purchase of KLOK from UNIVISION RADIO for $7.65 million closed this week, with KALIL AND CO. serving as exclusive broker for that deal.
KCNL swapped formats with former sister KSJO/SAN JOSE in SEPTEMBER, with the former "CHANNEL 104.9" Alternative format moving to the more powerful KSJO signal and the Spanish Adult Hits LA PRECIOSA format, but not the calls, moving to the Class A 104.9 FM signal.
In Other Deals Filed With The FCC
DISNEY/ABC's RADIO DISNEY GROUP, LLC is selling RADIO DISNEY affiliate KQAM-A/WICHITA, KS to STECKLINE COMMUNICATIONS for $350,000.
DANNY FONTANA's CRN COMMUNICATIONS, LLC is selling Spanish WDYT-A/KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC-CHARLOTTE to IGLESIA NUEVA VIDA OF HIGH POINT for $425,000. The station went silent after attempting a Talk format in JANUARY and began testing with the Spanish format in AUGUST.
KATHERINE PYEATT is selling the construction permit for KKLB/MADISONVILLE, TX to ROBERT CLINT CRAWFORD d/b/a SOUTHWEST RADIO BROADCASTING for $125,000 ($5,000 down, the rest in a promissory note).
EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP III, L.P. is selling WDNT-A/DAYTON, TN and WXQK-A/SPRING CITY, TN to BEVERLY BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC for $27,000.
AUBURN BROADCASTING, INC. is swapping Travelers Information WSFW-A/SENECA FALLS, NY to CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC. in exchange for FM translator W214BR/GENEVA, NY.
WXXY BROADCASTING, INC. is selling Gospel WAMS-A (PRAISE 98.7 FM)/DOVER, DE and FM translators W252CH/DOVER, DE and W288CD/SEAFORD, DE to K-5 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC for assumption of debt (principal sum $80,000).
HORIZON CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is selling FM translators K257DW/LISBON, ND and K290BI/WAHPETON, ND to NORTH DAKOTA FREE AIRWAYS for $10,000. HORIZON is also selling K216GA/CHANUTE, KS to EDGEWATER BROADCASTING, INC. for $10.
And EDUCATIONAL RADIO FOUNDATION OF EAST TEXAS, INC. is selling FM translator K214BE/SHREVEPORT to FAMILY LIFE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION for $30,000.