• Construction permits were granted for 14 new digital low-power television stations in northern Michigan including: 2 to Paul G. Donner (W19DQ-D Ch. 19 and W20DI-D Ch. 20 Traverse City); 1 to West Central Michigan Media Ministries (W23EB-D Ch. 23 Cadillac); 1 to Heritage Broadcasting (W38EV-D Ch. 38 Traverse City), and 10 to CTB Spectrum Services Two, LLC (W34EI-D Ch. 34 and W36EH-D Ch. 36 Gaylord; W41EA-D Ch. 41 Grayling; W20DK-D Ch. 20, W22EB-D Ch. 22, and W27DM-D Ch. 27 Roscommon; W15DF-D Ch. 15, W38EZ-D Ch. 38, and W46EV-D Houghton Lake; W44DI-D Ch. 44 Maple Valley).
Heritage Broadcasting owns WWTV/WWUP-TV Chs. 9/10, West Central Michigan Ministries owns radio station WGCP FM 91.9 Cadillac, and neither Paul G. Donnor or CTB Spectrum Services Two currently own broadcast properties in Michigan.
CTB Networks will likely be using these for pure data services and not traditional TV broadcasting. More on CTB Networks is available at www.ctbnetworks.com.
• The transactions regarding the sale of two former Clear Channel-owned radio stations in Battle Creek as part of a multi-station sale to Cumulus Broadcasting have closed. WBCK AM 930 is now controlled by Stratus Radio and planned to be sold to another party. WBFN AM 1400 was transferred to the Aloha Station Trust and Cumulus Licensing and expected to be formally transferred via donation to Family Life Radio.
• No notable activity for February 18.