Industry News Bits 7-31-19
Salem Media Group has sold 7 stations to Immaculate Heart Media in an $8.2 million deal. The sale includes four AMs and three FMs in two Florida markets.
Immaculate Heart Media gets WKAT/Miami Spanish Christian “Radio Luz” (1080), WZAB/Miami, business news “880 The Biz” and Miami translator at 97.7 FM, which simulcasts WKAT. In the Tampa market Immaculate Heart Media buys WLCC Spanish Christian “Radio Luz” (760), WWMI business news “1380 The Biz” and at 104.3 FM, which simulcasts WLCC, plus a construction permit for the St. Petersburg, FL-licensed translator at 99.9 FM.
WMIT/Asheville (The Light FM) can now be heard on 94.9 FM in the Winston Salem, NC market.
Blue Ridge Broadcasting (BRB), a listener-supported ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has entered a local marketing agreement (LMA) with Truth Broadcasting to operate W235CY at 94.9 FM and its partner station WSMX at 1500 AM. This LMA is in effect as BRB and Truth await the final approval by the Federal Communications Commission of the sale of W235CY and WSMX to BRB.
Former Christian radio on air talent Ed Hammond, who started his radio career in 1974 at Gospel/Christian station WPEO/Peoria, says he’s hanging up the headphones. Most recently he’s been with WMBD/Peoria, where he’s been since 2000.
Steve Sunshine KFMK/Austin
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