Sales and Transactions: May 2010 Archives

 

• The sale of WCWB FM 90.1 Coldwater to Bible Broadcasting Network from Michiana Christian Broadcasters was approved by the FCC. Sale price was $300,000.

 

• Low power TV station WUDT Ch. 23 Detroit was granted its license to cover for digital operations on channel 8. Through PSIP the station maps to its former analog dial position of Ch. 23.

 

• High school WAHS FM 89.5 Auburn Hills has applied for a new construction permit that would replace one granted in 2007 that is due to expire on May 17th. The station would like to increase power to 2,400 watts @ 177 feet with a directional antenna from its current non-directional 100 watts @ 141 feet.

 

 

• Country WFBE FM 95.1 Flint was granted program test authority and its license to cover for operations from its new antenna location in Burton. The station has moved from its longtime broadcast home at the old Flint Central high school.

 

• Trinity Broadcasting has taken analog LPTV station W66BV Ch. 66 Detroit off the air and applied for temporary authority to remain silent. According to the application, the "Licensee has temporarily shut down broadcast operation of W66BV, Detroit, Michigan, due to a reduction in local support which we believe is associated with the national transition from analog to digital broadcasting. The station anticipates completion of a market analysis to determine the viability and level of local support or the alternative possibility of a sale of the station. In the interim we respectfully request special temporary authority to remain dark."

 

 

• FM translator W236BK 95.1 Forest Hills was granted remain silent authorization; it is in the process of being sold to WYGR LLC by Horizon Christian Fellowship.

 

• Trinity Broadcasting has taken analog LPTV station W66BV Ch. 66 Detroit off the air and applied for temporary authority to remain silent. According to the application, the "Licensee has temporarily shut down broadcast operation of W66BV, Detroit, Michigan, due to a reduction in local support which we believe is associated with the national transition from analog to digital broadcasting. The station anticipates completion of a market analysis to determine the viability and level of local support or the alternative possibility of a sale of the station. In the interim we respectfully request special temporary authority to remain dark."

 

• FM translator W284BQ 104.7 Warren has been granted a construction permit to change its location within southern Macomb County and increase power from 10 to 50 watts. The translator is currently silent.

 

• No notable activity for April 28.

 

 

• The FCC approved the sale of 11 of Nothern Star Broadcasting's Upper Peninsula radio stations to Sault Ste. Marie based Sovereign Communications for $3.5 million dollars. The stations involved include: WYSS-FM, WMKD-FM, WKNW AM in the Eastern U.P.; WJPD-FM, WUPK-FM, WNGE-FM, WDMJ AM, and WIAN AM in Marquette; WIMK-FM, WZNL-FM and WMIQ AM in Iron Mountain.

 

• No notable activity for April 30 and May 3 - 5.

 

 

• Silent low power digital TV station WHNE-LD Ch. 26 Flint was granted its license to cover. The station had previously operated as an analog LPTV on Ch. 32 from north of Flint. The station's new licensed broadcast location is in northwestern Oakland County.

 

 

• Construction permit granted to FM translator W230BI 93.9 to change community of license from Metamora to Oxford, move south into Oakland County and modify power to 125 watts. The application states the translator would rebroadcast WCRZ-FM 107.9 Flint -- it is currently silent.

 

 

• The transaction between Heartland Communications, the company that owns WIKB-FM/AM 99.1/1230 Iron River, and NorthStar Properties, LLC worth $700,000 that involves a partial sale and also involved a number of stations in northern Wisconsin has closed.

 

• The FCC has approved the sale of silent FM translator W236BK 95.1 Forest Hills to WYGR LLC, owner of WYGR AM 1530 Wyoming/Grand Rapids from Horizon Christian Fellowship. Sale price was $25,000.

 

 

• The FCC has approved the sale of Lansing/Jackson area radio stations WQTX 92.1, WJZL 92.9, WVIC 94.1, and WJXQ 106.1 by Rubber City Radio to Midwest Communications. Sale price was $4.1 million.

 

• No notable activity for May 12 - 14.

 

 

• College WMHW-FM 91.5 Mt. Pleasant was granted a license to cover to change effective radiated power from 13,000 watts (vertical) @ 459 feet directional to a non-directional 9,100 watts @ 538 feet. WMHW is owned by Central Michigan University.

 

• FM translator W284BQ 104.7 Warren was granted a license to cover to change its location within southern Macomb County and increase power from 10 to 50 watts. The translator is owned by Radio Power, Inc.

 

 

• Talk WPIQ FM 92.7 Manistique was granted its license to cover to change from a Class A station operating with 6,000 watts @ 157 feet to Class C2 with 24,500 watts @ 713 feet. The station's transmitter moved from just east of Manistique to the west near the border of Schoolcraft and Delta counties.

 

• No notable activity for May 19 - 21.

 

 

• Contemporary Christian WSLI FM 90.9 Belding was granted its license to cover; the station had previously operated with special temporary authority. WSLI was also granted a construction permit to change from 2,900 watts @ 98 feet (Class A) to 11,500 watts @ 239 feet with a directional antenna (Class B1).

 

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