Salem Communications buys Metro Detroit FM translator
Salem Communications' Pennsylvania Media Associates has agreed to purchase FM translator W248AQ 97.5 Harrison Township from Martz Communications' Radio Power for $250,000 pending FCC approval and closing. This translator, which has a construction permit to move to FM 92.7 as W224CC where it would serve much of southern Macomb County from an antenna located in Roseville, was recently acquired by Martz from Radio Assist Ministry.
The sale application shows that Salem plans to use the translator to rebroadcast its news/talk WDTK AM 1400.
Martz purchased agreed purchase this particular translator for $32,000 in November, 2011 and closed on the acquisition earlier this month. Martz never used it as part of the short-lived attempt to use two other area translators to rebroadcast digital subchannels of WGPR-FM. Those two offerings (104.7 The Oasis and 94.3 The Bone) folded earlier this year and the two associated translators have remained silent.
WJBK-TV, Fox 2 Detroit:
Photojournalist Rodney Ferguson was 50-years-old and had worked at WJBK Channel 2 since 1989. He died suddenly from complications of sickle cell anemia early Sunday morning. He leaves behind his beautiful wife Ramona, his handsome step-sons, Derrick and Zachary, his gorgeous daughter Danielle, and his granddaughter Arielle -- and he was crazy about that kid. His colleagues were crazy about him, to use one of his sayings: "He was most humble and lovable without a doubt."
Full story: Fox 2 Remembers Rodney 'Hot Rod' Ferguson (Mon, 3/26)
Chris Hansen recently spoke about his alleged extramarital relationship with former WPTV reporter Kristyn Caddell with the "Mojo in the Morning" radio show, saying that the series of National Enquirer reports from last summer were "full of hurtful lies."
Full story: Chris Hansen Says National Enquirer Reports of Affair Were 'Full of Hurtful Lies' (Mon, 3/26)