Sales and Transactions: February 2012 Archives

 

• Bethesda Christian Broadcasting is selling FM translator W286BC 105.1 Marquette (rebroadcasts WNLI FM 88.5 Sturgeon Bay, WI) to Great Lakes Radio for $25,000 pending FCC approval and closing.

 

 

 

• The previously announced sale of pop WYDM-FM 97.5 by the Monroe Public Schools to Monroe Public Access Cable Television, Inc. has been filed with FCC. Sale price is $25,000 pending FCC approval and closing.

 

• The construction permit owned by Holy Family School for WRQC FM 88.9 Tawas City was canceled by the FCC and the call sign deleted.

 

• No notable activity for February 1.

 

 

• Michigan State University's WKAR-TV Ch. 23 East Lansing was granted its license to cover for its maximized digital facilities on its new broadcast tower.

 

 

 

• The license for Starboard Media Foundation silent FM station WMUP FM 99.9 Carney was canceled and the call sign deleted by the FCC. Although this station was licensed in 2008, it's not clear for how long (if at all) it actually operated.

 

• Sovereign Communications Country WMKD FM 105.5 Pickford/Sault Ste Marie and Pop WYSS FM 99.5 Sault Ste Marie were granted six month extensions through August 6 for their Special Temporary Authority to operate at reduced power while repairs are made to the stations' transmission facilities and tower.

 

• Stratus Radio, LLC (Trustee for Cumulus Media) Country WBCK AM 930 Battle Creek was granted a six month extension through August 6 for its Special Temporary Authority to operate at reduced nighttime power while repairs are made to one of the three towers in the station's array.

 

 

• The construction permit for WCRR Manistique was modified to change frequency from 91.3 to 88.9; the modified permit specifies the station would operate with 24,500 watts @ 713 feet (Class C2) from a tower located west of Manistique. The permit is held by ChristianRadioBroadcasting.org and is set to expire on December 17, 2012.

 

• Swick Broadcasting was granted a construction permit for silent FM translator W225BB 92.9 to change its community of license from Battle Creek to Athens and move south. Swick owns full-power stations in Sturgis, MI and also Angola, IN where the company has previously moved-in translators that are used to rebroadcast HD sidechannels.

 

• No notable activity for February 7.

 

 

• Radio Assist Ministry is selling FM translator W227CB 93.3 Alpena to Northern Lights Enterprises for $15,000 pending FCC approval and closing. The application shows the translator would rebroadcast WPHN FM 90.5 Gaylord.

 

 

 

• FM translator W248AQ 97.5 Harrison Twp was granted a construction permit to change frequency to 92.7 as W224CC, change community of license to Detroit, increase power from 1 watt @ 13 feet to 250 watts @ 315 feet with a directional antenna, and change location from Harrison Township near Metro Parkway and Crocker to Roseville near 12 Mile and Groesbeck. This translator, currently owned by Radio Assist Ministry, was in the process of being purchased by Radio Power (Martz Communications) prior to Martz pulling out of the Detroit market and shutting down both of their other translators.

 

 

 

• Edwards Communications' Hot Adult Contemporary WIDL FM 92.1 was granted a construction permit to change its Community of License from Caro to Cass City, change power from 6,000 watts @ 318 feet (Class A) to 25,000 watts @ 253 feet (Class C3), and relocate its antenna and transmitter from east of Caro to east of Cass City. The station held a similar permit granted in 2005 but it expired before completion.

 

• Radio Assist Ministry FM translator W273CC 102.5 Alpena was granted its license to cover for a frequency change from 101.9 and change location west of Alpena.

 

• West Central Michigan Media Ministries has closed on its purchase of the silent WIHC FM 97.9 Newberry from Northern Star Broadcasting.

 

 

• Baraga Broadcasting Religious WTCK FM 90.9 was granted a construction permit to increase power from 1,100 watts @ 659 feet (Class A) to 5,500 watts @ 996 feet (Class C2) and relocate its antenna and transmitter from north of East Jordan in Charlevoix County to north of Harbor Springs in Emmet County.

 

• The construction permit for Spartan TV, LLC MyNetworkTV affiliate WHTV TV Ch. 18 Jackson/Lansing was modified to increase power from 88,000 to 280,000 watts. The station currently broadcasts with 13,600 watts.

 

• Low power TV station WLPC-LP Detroit has been granted Special Temporary Authority through August 14, 2012 to broadcast in analog on Channel 38 while repairs are made to the station's digital transmitter on Channel 40.

 

 

• Midwest Communications FM translator W238CD 95.5 was granted its license to cover for changes: community of license to Coldwater from Camden; move of its antenna/transmitter location closer to Coldwater and increase height. The translator is now on-air simulcasting WTVB AM 1590 Coldwater.

 

• WYGR, Inc. FM translator W235BN 94.9 was granted its license to cover for changes: community of license to Grand Rapids from Forest Hills; change of frequency from 95.3; move of its antenna/transmitter location closer to downtown Grand Rapids and increase height. The translator is now on-air simulcasting WYGR AM 1530 Wyoming.

 

 

• Smile FM is acquiring the construction permit for FM 89.7 Speaker Township (southern Sanilac County, northwest of Port Huron) from Speaker Radio in exchange for Smile FM agreeing to air underwriting announcements for non-profit organizations for which Speaker Radio is affiliated twice per day over twelve months. Smile FM, which has in recent years has expanded their footprint of Contemporary Christian formatted FM stations across much of Michigan, is also obtaining WYOR FM 88.5 Republic, OH (southeast of Toledo) and the construction permit for FM 91.9 Yorktown, AR (southeast of Pine Bluff).

 

• Smile FM's WSMF FM 88.1 Monroe was granted a construction permit to change its power/height from 1,200 watts @ 135 feet to 900 watts @ 449 feet with a directional signal from a different tower location northeast of Monroe.

 

• Plymouth-Canton Schools Pop/Community WSDP-FM 88.1 Plymouth was granted a construction permit to increase power from 200 to 300 watts; the station has also corrected the coordinates of its antenna location.

 

• West Central Michigan Media Ministries, new owner of WIHC FM 97.9 Newberry has applied to change the station from commercial to non-commercial operation. It's anticipated the station will return to the air soon broadcasting the organization's Religious 'Strong Tower Radio' format that originates from Cadillac on WGCP-FM 91.9.

 

 

• David L. Smith's new WGRL FM 95.3 Tuscarora Township (Indian River) was granted its license to cover. Any reports of what this station is airing (or not) would be greatly appreciated. Click here to send a message.

 

• First Ventures Capital Partners is selling FM translator W243BD 96.5 Beechwood to Lanser Broadcasting for $48,500 pending FCC approval and closing. The application shows that Lanser plans to rebroadcast its Talk/Religious WPNW AM 1260 Zeeland on the translator.

 

 

• Radio Power FM translator W232CA 94.3 Detroit has applied for Remain Silent Authorization "because the current economic climate does not make it possible for the translator to cover the costs of station operations." The translator shut down on January 31st and had been operating as Modern Rock "94.3 The Bone" prior to going off the air.

 

 

 

• Jackson Lansing Catholic Radio is purchasing noncommercial WJKQ FM 88.5 Jackson from Great Lakes Community Broadcasting for $14,000 pending FCC approval and closing.

 

• The FCC has approved the sale of Pop WYDM-FM 97.5 Monroe from the Monroe Public Schools to Monroe Public Access Cable Television, Inc. Sale price was $25,000.

 

• No notable activity for February 22.

 

 

• David L. Smith has applied for Remain Silent Authority for the recently licensed WGRL FM 95.3 Tuscarora Township. The application states that the station commenced test operations from 5:30 - 8 p.m. ET on January 31, 2012 and again from 8:16 a.m - 10:26 p.m. February 1st using a power generator and needs to complete work on a power line in order to resume operations.

 

• No notable activity for February 24 and 26.

 

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