Sales and Transactions: September 2011 Archives


• Northern Christian Radio's WRQC FM 91.3 East Tawas was granted Remain Silent Authority through January 1, 2012.




• Baraga Broadcasting is purchasing Northern Christian Radio's silent WRQC FM 91.3 East Tawas for $60,000 pending FCC approval and closing.




• Hispanic Christian Community Network was granted a license to cover for new analog LPTV station W25DX Ch. 25 Escanaba. HCCN programs Spanish-language religious shows on some of its other properties.




• Midwest Communications was granted a construction permit for FM translator W238CD 95.5 Camden to change community of license to Coldwater, increase its tower height from 16 to 226 feet and move its broadcast tower closer to Coldwater. The translator is expected to be used to rebroadcast the company's WTVB AM 1590.


• No notable activity for September 6 and 7.



• The FCC's Audio Division has proposed the deletion of twenty vacant allotments in various communities across the country, including one for a potential Class A station at 103.9 Harrison. The vacant allotments were auctioned through the FCC's competitive bidding process and are considered unsold permits that were included in Auction 91. Interested parties should file comments with the FCC expressing an interest in the vacant allotments to prevent their removal. Moreover, interested parties must provide an explanation as to why they did not participate in the competitive bidding process. FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (.pdf)




• The FCC approved the merger/takeover of Citadel Broadcasting by Cumulus Broadcasting.


• The license for silent Low Power TV station WNYD-LP Ch. 26 Alpena was canceled by the FCC.


• No notable activity for September 12 and 13.



• World Radio Link FM translator W225BA 92.9 Hastings was granted a construction permit to slighty modify its broadcast location. The application shows W225BA would rebroadcast religious WGNB 89.3 Zeeland.




• Cumulus Media has closed on its acquisition of FM translator W273AR 102.5 Paw Paw from Horizon Christian Fellowship. Sale price was $12,500.


• No notable activity for September 16.



• Cumulus Media has closed on its acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting, creating a group of 41 radio stations and translators in Michigan. Two of these stations (WBCK AM 930 Battle Creek and WRSR-FM 103.9 Owosso) are in trust to be sold.




• Birach Broadcasting silent WPON AM 1460 Walled Lake was granted Special Temporary Authority through March 12, 2012 to resume broadcasting using a temporary long-wire antenna.


• Cumulus Media was granted a license to cover for FM translator W273AR 102.5 Paw Paw/Kalamazoo. The translator rebroadcasts WKFR-FM 103.3 HD2.



• Contemporary Christian Smile FM outlet WTAC FM 89.7 Burton was granted its license to cover; the station increased power from 1,000 watts @ 187 feet (Class A) to 15,000 watts @ 361 feet (Class B1). The station's broadcast location also changed from near Beecher to south of Fenton.




• MacDonald Garber Broadcasting FM translator W221BQ 92.1 Petoskey (currently rebroadcasts news-talk WMKT AM 1270 Charlevoix) was granted a construction permit to move to FM 91.7, change location from south to west of Petoskey, reduce power from 26 watts to 1 watt, and change rebroadcasting station to WTCK FM 90.9. These changes could be temporary as one step of a multi-step change for the translator.


• No notable activity for September 23.



• The FCC approved the sale of the construction permit for WZTC FM 104.5 Traverse City from MacDonald Broadcasting to Playtime Media, LLC. Sale price was $1.




• LIN Media low power television station WOMS-CD Ch. 29 Muskegon was granted its license to cover to switch from analog to digital. The station simulcasts MyNetworkTV affiliate WXSP-CD Ch. 15 Grand Rapids.




• The FCC approved the license transfer of FM translator W285DY 104.9 Ludington from MMP1, LLC to Resort Radio. Sale price was $100.


• Northern Michigan University FM translator W250BO 97.9 Stephenson (rebroadcasts public radio WNMU-FM 90.1) was granted its license to cover for a frequency change from 97.3.


• Radio Assist Ministry FM translator W287BU 105.3 Caro was granted its license to cover for a frequency change from 94.7, a power change from 85 watts @ 33 feet to 250 watts @ 23 feet, and a location change from north of Caro in Tuscola County to east of Bay City in Bay County. The application shows that the translator would rebroadcast WLKB 89.1 Bay City.







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