University At Buffalo Sells WBFO To WNED Owner
July 29, 2011 at 3:56 AM (PT)
The STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO is selling noncommercial News-Talk WBFO/BUFFALO, WUBJ/JAMESTOWN, NY, and WOLN/OLEAN, NY to WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION for $4 million. The buyer owns PBS affiliate WNED-TV/BUFFALO as well as Classical WNED-F and News-Talk WNED-A; the deal has yet to be filed at the FCC.
"This is an exciting opportunity for us to create a more efficient service to the community and offer a more comprehensive program schedule," said DONALD K. BOSWELL, WNED's president and CEO. "These two big names in public radio are joining forces."
"The UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO is putting WBFO in the hands of a community-based organization with an outstanding track record in public broadcasting," said the school's MARSHA HENDERSON. "Radio isn't a new business to WNED. They are already committed to radio and will continue to be so. We are confident that WBFO will thrive in its new home."
Pair Of North Dakota Stations Sold
In filings at the FCC, HORIZON CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is selling Religion KHRU/BEULAH, ND and Religion KCVD/NEW ENGLAND, ND to SYNERGY BROADCAST NORTH DAKOTA, LLC for $65,000 ($59,000 in a promissory note).
MIKE LEWIS is selling FM translator K285CP/MAMMOTH LAKES, CA to DAVID ERIKSEN for consideration in the amount of the FCC filing fee. LEWIS previously filed to sell the translator to DAN OWEN for $1 in APRIL but that deal was never consummated.
And EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION has applied for a Silent STA for FM translator W256AY/DETROIT. The station was taken silent due to an interference complaint from across the border in CANADA.