Sales and Transactions: June 2007 Archives

• 3 Angels Broadcasting was granted a construction permit to move its LPTV station W46CR Saginaw-Midland to channel 42 as W42DI. The transmitter for the station would move to just east of Midland and its directional signal would give the city of Midland better coverage than when the station operated on channel 46. The station's move was made necessary with the sign on of WBSF channel 46 licensed to Bay City.

• Dean M. Mosely was granted a construction permit for a new LPTV station to be licensed to Marquette on channel 45 as W45CY.

• Rockfleet Broadcasting was granted a construction permit for a new LPTV/translator station to be licensed to Pickford on channel 43 as W43CM. Rockfleet, which is currently in the process of being sold, owns and operates FOX affiliate WFQX-TV 33 Cadillac and has been operating a translator near Pickford on channel 64 under special temporary authority from the FCC for several years. W43CM will essentially replace channel 64.

• Langford Broadcasting closed on the purchase of WDOW AM 1440 Dowagiac from LeSea Broadcasting.


• WAHS FM 89.5 Auburn Hills has been granted a construction permit to increase its effective radiated power from its current 100 watts @ 141 feet to 2,400 watts @ 177 feet with a directional antenna. The station's listenable coverage area would likely expand over much of east central Oakland County and into the western Macomb communities of Sterling Heights, Utica, Shelby Township, and parts of Warren. WAHS is currntly programmed by high school students from the Avondale School District, owner of the station.

• It was announced that soft rock WBNZ FM 99.3 Frankfort is being sold by Fort Bend Broadcasting to The Kalil Holding Group, LLC pending FCC approval and closing. The sale price was not disclosed and it's believed that Kalil Holding Group will be selling the station once again.

• Soft adult contemporary WSAG FM 104.1 Pinconning has been granted a construction permit to change its community of license to Linwood. The license to cover for this change was granted on June 6th, 2007.


• Soft Rock WOOD-FM (105.7) Grand Rapids was granted a construction permit to move its permanent transmission facilities to the same broadcast tower recently put into use by WVGR-FM (104.1) in Barry County. The location of this new tower is close enough to WOOD-FM's currently licensed broadcast location so that it will be able to retain some of its 'superpower' status- the new facilities will have an effective radiated power of 265,000 watts @ 581 feet. WOOD-FM is licensed to use 265,000 watts @ 810 feet from a broadcast tower shared with WOOD-TV, but has been operating from its backup facilities (99,000 watts @ 580 feet) on that same tower for some time due to WOOD-TV needing the tower space for its digital television operations.

• Educational Media Foundation will be acquiring the construction permit for FM translator W289BB 105.7 Port Huron from Radio Assist Ministry as part of larger swap of translators between the groups.


• Cornerstone Baptist Educational Ministries (Cornerstone University) was granted a construction permit for a new non-commercial educational FM station at 89.9 to be licensed to Benton Harbor. The construction permit for a Class A station specifies 250 watts at 335 feet. Cornerstone currently owns and operates WCSG FM 91.3 and WAYG FM 89.9 Grand Rapids along with WAYK FM 88.3 Kalamazoo and has a construction permit
for FM 90.9 Springfield.

• Hot Adult Contemporary WQBX FM 104.9 Alma has applied to change its community of license to Fowler, change frequency to 104.7, and move its transmitter from Gratiot county south toward Lansing in between St. Johns and DeWitt in central Clinton County.


• Licenses were granted to the following new FM translators: W220DP 91.9 Ironwood (owned by WRVM, Inc, translator of WRVM FM 102.7 Suring, WI); W279AP 103.7 Ionia (owned by Horizon Christian Fellowship).

• The FCC approved the purchase of WGHN-FM/AM Grand Haven by Will Tieman from William Struyk and Ronald Mass.

• The sale of the construction permit for WICE FM 88.3 Ironwood to Educational Media Foundation from Broadcasting for the Challenged was approved by the FCC.


• Licenses were granted to the following new FM translators: W226BB 93.1 Ludington and W227AS 93.3 Whitehall (owned by Horizon Christian Fellowship).

• Classic Rock WRUP FM 98.3 Munising has applied to change its community of license to Palmer (Marquette county), change its effective radiated power from 32,000 watts at 358 feet to 2,600 watts at 1,018 feet, and change its transmitter location from near Munising (Alger county) to northwest of Marquette, essentially becoming a move-in to the Marquette market if the application is approved by the FCC.







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