Sales and Transactions: March 2007 Archives

• Two radio more Michigan radio stations have been served with Notices of Apparent Liability by the FCC for late license renewal applications and unauthorized operations. Adrian College's WVAC-FM 107.9 Adrian and Grace Baptist Church's WBLW FM 88.1 were both served with NAL's in the amount of $7,000 for the transgressions. Both stations were also granted their license renewals, despite the fines.

FCC documents (.pdf):
Notice of Apparent Liability, WVAC-FM
Notice of Apparent Liability, WBLW

• Adult Urban WDZZ-FM 92.7 Flint was granted a construction permit to increase its effective radiated power from 3,000 watts @ 256 feet to 3,000 watts @ 328 feet from a location about a mile north of where the station currently broadcasts from.

• Larry Langford, Jr is purchasing WDOW AM 1440 Dowagiac from LeSea Broadcasting for $90,001 pending FCC approvals and closing. Langford also owns Oldies WGTO AM 910 Cassopolis and had commented in a local newspaper earlier in the year that he was considering using WDOW AM to expand the coverage of WGTO's programming. LeSea maintains ownership of WHPD FM 92.1 Dowagiac, the former WDOW-FM, which carries Contemporary Christan programming from LeSea's WHPZ FM 96.9 Bemen, Indiana.


• A translator for Contemporary Christian "K-Love" in Detroit has been granted a modification to its construction permit to specify FM 88.3 instead of 99.1. The CP specifies 40 watts with a directional antenna directed southwest from near Jefferson and Mt. Elliott.

• The Home FM (106.9 Spring Arbor) translator in Battle Creek was granted its license to cover to change frequency to 92.3 as W222BB from 92.5 (W223AE). The station also increased power from 80 to 120 watts.

• The FCC approved the sale of Green Bay's WFRV-TV Channel 5 along with WJMN-TV 3 Escanaba to Liberty Media from CBS TV. The complex sales agreement results in essentially a tax-free exchange with Liberty returning $64 million worth of CBS stock (7,591,249 shares) along with $170 million in cash in exchange for the licenses of WFRV and WJMN.


• WOAP AM 1080 Owosso has been granted a construction permit from a major change application. The currently silent station will be changing its community of license to Waverly, moving its transmitter to Ingham county just south of Lansing, and increase its daytime power to 50,000 watts. WOAP, licensed for daytime operations only, will continue to be a daytime station only. The station is currently licensed for 1,000 watts from a transmitter location north of Owosso in Shiawassee county and before going silent was carrying Catholic programming. WOAP's owner is listed as 1090 Investments, LLC which also owns Catholic WCAR AM 1090 Livonia/Detroit.

• Home FM (WSAE FM 106.9 Spring Arbor) has signed on a new translator in Chelsea at 98.3 FM. An application for license to cover for the new outlet has been filed with the FCC.

• Davidson Media will be selling religious/ethnic WDRJ AM 1440 Inkster/Detroit to Communicom as part of a four station sale worth $7.1 million, pending FCC approval and closing. No specifics about the specific sale price of WDRJ have been made available as of yet. Davidson acquired WDRJ for $5.75 million in 2004.

• Low Power TV outlet WLLZ-LP Channel 12 has been granted its license to cover for an increase in power and community of license change from Traverse City to Cedar.







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