Sales and Transactions: December 2007 Archives

• Meredith Corporation/WNEM-TV 5 Bay City was issued a $10,000 Notice of Apparent Liablity for apparently willfully and repeatedly violating FCC Rules, by failing to place in the station’s public inspection file all required TV issues/programs lists and records concerning its compliance with the children’s programming commercial limits. Click here to download FCC document (.pdf).


• Licenses were granted to the following new FM translators: W261BH 100.1 Flint (Educational Media Foundation) and W299BE 107.7 Big Rapids (Mentor Partners).

 

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WCCW AM 1310 Traverse City applied for a daytime power increase from its current 15,000 to 50,000 watts using its current 3-tower array.


W66BV LPTV 66 Detroit was granted a construction permit for its digital facilities on channel 47 (W47DL)


• A license was granted to the following new FM translator: W221CA 92.1 Gaylord (Radio Assist Ministry).

 

WOOD-FM 105.7 Grand Rapids resumed operations at 265,000 watts from its new tower location after operating at 99,000 watts for a number of years. The station applied for its license to cover for its new facilities that allowed it to maintain its grandfathered 'superpower' status. The changes were required due to limited tower space as WOOD-TV 8 expanded into digital broadcasting.


• A license was granted to the following new FM translator: W233BK 94.5 Caro (Radio Assist Ministry).

 

WAAM AM 1600 Ann Arbor is being transferred by First Broadcasting to Ann Arbor First Ventures Captial Partners as part of a corporate reorganization pending FCC approvals and closing.


• Talk WPIQ FM Manistique has changed frequency from 99.9 to 92.7.


• LPFM station WSFT-LP FM Berrien Springs moved to 105.5 from 96.3 and was granted its license to cover for the frequency change.

 

• The FCC approved the sale of Clear Channel's Ann Arbor (country WWWW-FM 102.9, adult alternative WQKL-FM 107.1, sports WTKA AM 1050, talk WLBY AM 1290) and Battle Creek (talk WBCK-FM 95.3, soft rock WBXX-FM 104.9, talk WBCK AM 930, silent WBFN AM 1400) clusters to Cumulus Broadcasting. Simultaneously, the Commission approved the transfer of WBFN to Family Life Broadcasting and the transfer of WBCK AM into the Stratus Radio LLC trust. The complicated transaction was first announced in December 2006.


• Taylor University of Fort Wayne, IN is acquiring WCVM-FM 94.7 Bronson from CSN International for $600,000 pending FCC approvals and closing. Taylor operates contemporary Christian WBCL FM 90.3 Fort Wayne along with several other satellite and translator stations that rebroadcast WBCL.


• Young Broadcasting/WLNS-TV 6 Lansing was issued a $4,000 Notice of Apparent Liablity for admitted public file violations. Click here to download FCC document (.pdf).


• Country WMKC-FM 102.9 was granted a construction permit to change its community of license from St. Ignace to Indian River. The application does not contain any request to change the station's technical facilities.


• Licenses were granted to the following new FM translators: W277BB 103.3 Grand Haven (Horizon Christian Fellowship) and W270AY 101.9 Alpena (Radio Assist Ministry).


• The sale of the radio stations owned by Family Educational Broadcasting Corp. of Door County Wisconsin to Bethesda Christian Broadcasting was approved by the FCC. The Michigan stations involved include W244AW 96.7 Iron Mountain, W254AG 98.7 Escanaba, W260AG 99.9 Ishpeming, W294AI 106.1 Marquette and W286BC 105.1 Marquette along with primary stations WRGX-FM 88.5 and contemporary Christian WPFF-FM 90.5, both licensed to Sturgeon Bay, WI.

 

• The transfer of WAAM AM 1600 Ann Arbor to Ann Arbor First Ventures from First Broadcasting Holdings was approved by the FCC.


• WCGO AM 1600 Chicago Heights, IL has been granted a major modification to its license. If the construction permit is completed, the station will move to AM 1020 and be licensed to Jenison, Michigan where it would only operate during daytime hours.

 

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