Josh Wilkey Forms New Brokerage
September 20, 2010 at 4:04 PM (PT)
WILKEYSOUTH MEDIA BROKERS Chairman-Founder JOSH WILKEY is returning to the brokerage business as President of a new firm, WILKEY INTERMEDIARY GROUP, focusing on acquisitions and divestitures primarily in the Southern U.S.
Joining WILKEY in the venture is veteran broadcaster GRANT MERRILL, who will continue to operate ARKANSAS SPORTSWATCH RADIO NETWORK and ARKANSASSPORTSWATCH.COM while serving as an Associate with WILKEY. MERRILL's background includes stints as GM at HOG RADIO's Sports KUOA-A-KTHS-A-K287AN-K250AX (THE HOG SPORTSRADIO)/SPRINGDALE-BENTONVILLE, AR and NOALMARK's ARKADELPHIA, AR cluster, and as news anchor at CITADEL's LITTLE ROCK stations.
WILKEY said, "While it has been a tough few years for many small businesses, there are still opportunities both for those who want to sell, and those who are looking to buy. I've paid close attention to transactions in a number of business categories since I took a break from brokering in 2007, and I believe there are opportunities in today's market that haven't been available in decades."