Sales and Transactions: May 2006 Archives

* Low power TV WHNE-LP Ch. 32 Flint was granted its license to cover. The station began operations in March featuring programming from the Urban America TV network along with classic movies and sitcoms, news, talk shows, children's programs, sports, and music shows.

* FOX WXMI-TV Ch. 17 Grand Rapids translator Ch. 52 Muskegon was granted a construction permit to move to Channel 31 and broadcast in digital.


* The FCC has ruled to allow Rock WZUU FM 92.3 Allegan to change its frequency to 92.5 and change its community of license to Mattawan. WZUU Owner Forum Communications will also be allowed to change the COL of Oldies WQXC-FM 100.9 from Otsego to Allegan to preserve "first local service" to Allegan. The stations will have to file construction permits with the FCC to complete the changes. Read the FCC rulemaking

* Michigan Community Radio (aka Superior Communications) has been granted licenses to cover for two new stations, WJOG FM 91.3 Good Hart (near Petoskey) and WJOM FM 88.5 Eagle (west of Lansing). Superior Communications operates a network of Christian Contemporary stations across the state known as 'Smile FM'.


* WTCK FM 90.9 Charlevoix has been granted its license to cover. The station is owned by Broadcasting for the Challenged - does not have any information on the programming of WTCK.

* A translator for Christian WFRN-FM 104.7 Elkhart, IN has signed on at 102.5 Benton Harbor. W273BM was granted its license by the FCC this week.


* WHIT AM 940 South Haven has been granted a construction permit to change its community of license to Hudsonville and also move its facilities closer to Grand Rapids. If the construction permit is completed, the station would operate with 300 watts daytime only - it currently is authorized for 1,000 watts daytime and 5 watts nighttime.

* Sports WCCW AM 1310 has been granted its license to cover for changes that allow the station to broadcast 24 hours/day with 15,000 watts daytime and 7,500 watts at night. The station previously was a daytimer with 5,000 watts.


* Urban WQHH FM 96.5 and Urban Oldies WXLA AM 1180 in the Lansing area are being acquired by MacDonald Broadcasting from Mid-Michigan FM for $3.65 million. MacDonald already owns Variety Hits WHZZ FM 101.7 and Adult Standards WILS AM 1320 in the market. The purchase would give MacDonald a larger cluster to compete against the larger station groups in Lansing owned by Citadel and Mid-Michigan Radio Group.







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