Sales and Transactions: February 2006 Archives

* The FCC has granted Dean M. Mosely a construction permit for a new LPTV station to be licensed to Alpena on channel 26 as W26DF.

* WJRT-TV 12 Flint has succeeded in its petition with the FCC to have cable companies Comcast and Charter in Flint block programming seen on Detroit's WXYZ-TV 7 when it is the same as what is airing on WJRT.

FCC Memorandum and Order


* Citadel and Disney/ABC reached a $2.7 billion deal to transfer 22 ABC radio stations across the country to the control of Citadel Communications, pending government approvals and closing. Detroit stations WJR AM 760, WDRQ FM 93.1, and
WDVD FM 96.3 are involved in the transaction.

* Midwestern Broadcasting has agreed to purchase Public WVXA-FM 96.7 Rogers City (and its translator at FM 95.3 Mackinaw City) from Cincinnati Classical Public Radio for $411,000 pending FCC approval and closing. Midwestern, owner of 9 Northern Michigan stations including Country WATZ-FM Alpena, will donate the translator to the Interlochen Center for the Arts upon completion of the deal and has applied to change the status of WVXA from noncommercial to commercial. Cincinnati Public Classical Radio also owns WVXM-FM 97.7 Manistee and WVXH-FM 92.1 Harrison.


* Talk WKLZ-AM 1470 Kalamazoo will go silent on Monday February 20th. Station owner Fairfield Broadcasting must turn in the station's license to the FCC as part of the agreement that allowed what is now WQSN-AM 1660 to take to the airwaves in the expanded AM band.

Fairfield to close WKLZ-AM (Kalamazoo Gazette, 2/15)

* WVXA-FM 96.7 Rogers City has been granted its license to cover for an ERP increase from 42,000 watts @ 384 feet to 50,000 watts @ 531 feet

* WQUS-FM 103.1 Lapeer has been granted its license to cover for changes to its facility- along with a slight change to its location the station now broadcasts with 2,600 watts @ 341 feet instead of 3,000 watts @ 299 feet


* The FCC has granted the approval for the transfer of ABC-owned stations WJR-AM 760, WDRQ-FM 93.1, and WDVD-fM 96.3 Detroit to a holding company titled 'Radio License Holding I, LLC as part of the previously announced transaction that will see Citadel become the new owner of the stations pending further government review and closing.

* Granted John R. Powley a construction permit for a new LPTV station to be licensed to St. Ignace on channel 26 as W26DG.







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