* The FCC has approved the sale of WJSZ-FM 92.5 Ashley from Kevin and Alana Beamish to Krol Communications. The $650,000 deal was agreed to in March 2005 but held up due to a delay in the renewal of the license for WJSZ. The license renewal was completed late in 2005 after a deal was worked out for the Beamish's to donate $6,000 to the U.S. Treasury due to concerns over the station's public file.
Sales and Transactions: January 2006 Archives
* The FCC has granted the reallotment of WCSY-FM 98.3 from South Haven to Hartford and the reallotment of WHIT-FM 103.7 from Hartford to South Haven. The change also grants a transmitter site move and power increase for WCSY. FCC Report and Order
* The major change application filed by Koch Broadcasting to change community of license for WSDS-AM 1480 from Salem Township to Plymouth has been dismissed due to the sale of the station to Birach Broadcasting. Birach had requested a minor change to specify itself as the owner- this request was denied. FCC text
* The construction permit for FM translator W244BS 96.7 Alma has received FCC approval to be transfered from Central Michigan Youth For Christ to Come Together Ministries. Come Together Ministries owns and operates WPRJ-FM 101.7 Coleman. There was no cash involved in this transaction.
* Low power TV station WUHO-LP has been granted its license to cover to change its community of license from Pinconning on Channel 57 to Kalamazoo on Channel 36. Michiguide.com is unaware of any programming on WUHO-LP from Kalamazoo.
* LPFM WDLP-LP Fenwick has been granted a construction permit to change its frequency from 92.9 to 93.1
* Rock WJXQ-FM 106.1 has been granted its license to cover to change its community of license from Jackson to Charlotte
* WJZL-FM 92.7 Charlotte has been granted a construction permit to change its community of license from Charlotte to Grand Ledge, change frequency to 92.9, change effective radiated power from 1,500 watts @ 466 feet to 4,600 watts @ 374 feet, and change tower location from southwest of Lansing to downtown Lansing. These changes will give the station much better coverage throughout the city.
* Midwest Communications has agreed to purchase Kalamazoo stations Adult Contemporary WQLR-FM 106.5, News-Talk WKZO-AM 590, Talk WKLZ-AM 1470, and Sports WQSN-AM 1660 from Fairfield Broadcasting for $13.25 million, pending FCC approval and closing.
* Citadel Broadcasting has exercised its $400,000 option on the purchase of Sports WEFG-FM 97.5 Muskegon from Unity Broadcasting. Citadel acquired the option to buy WEFG as part of a larger deal in late 2004 that moved FM 92.5 Newaygo, WLCS-FM 98.3, WSHN-FM 100.1, and WUBR-AM 1490, all also in the Muskegon area, to Citadel. The exercise of the option to purchase WEFG needs FCC approval before closing.
* The FCC approved the sale of WTNP-FM 91.9 Richland from Living Proof Inc to Horizon Christian Fellowship. The $250,000 deal was announced in December 2005.