WLIU Sale Goes To FCC
Midwest Communications Acquires Lansing 4 Station Cluster
March 17, 2010 at 4:27 AM (PT)
The paperwork transferring ownership of noncommercial WLIU/SOUTHAMPTON, LONG ISLAND, NY from LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY to a local group has been filed with the FCC. The station is being purchased by PECONIC PUBLIC BROADCASTING for $850,000 (including payments under an LMA before closing) and an estimated $25,000 for transmitter relocation, plus programming and engineering services for the seller's WCWP/BROOKVILLE, NY. The station is in the process of relocating to a new studio after its lease at LIU-SOUTHAMPTON ran out.
In another deal filed with the Commission, INDIANA SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' CHILDREN'S HOME is transferring WKPW/KNIGHTSTOWN, IN to NEW CASTLE AREA CAREER PROGRAMS. The filing is the result of the transferor losing its funding from the state of INDIANA last year; the transferor continued to operate the station and is asking the FCC to formally transfer the license.
HORIZON CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is selling FM translator K237DT/GREENBRIER, AR to KING-SULLIVAN RADIO for $7,000; and HARDWARE MONKEY is selling W257EQ/LOGAN, OH to BRANCHCOM MANAGEMENT COMPANY for $10,000.
MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS announced the acquisition of the RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP/LANSING's four station FM cluster -– WJXQ, WJZL, WTXQ and WVIC, for an undisclosed amount.