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Hubbard Radio Acquires Six in West Palm Beach from Alpha
Hubbard Radio
Hubbard Radio
Hubbard Radio has agreed to acquire six radio outlets from Alpha Media in West Palm Beach. Included in the deal are 100kW WRMF-FM (97.9), 90kW WIRK-FM (103.1), 7.5kW WMEN-AM (640), 50kW WFTL-AM (850), 100kW WEAT-FM (107.9) and 100kW WMBX-FM (102.3). The Seller, Alpha Media, is an Oregon-based company headed by Bob Proffitt. Alpha Media More

Bark Out Loud Dogs Media to Acquire WLNG Eastern Long Island
Bark Out Loud Dogs Media LLC has agreed to acquire 5.3kW Oldies WLNG-FM (92.1)/Sag Harbor, NY from Main Street Broadcasting Company Inc. for $3.9 million cash at closing. WLNG serves Eastern Long Island (Riverhead, Hampton Bays and Southhold, NY), putting in a fringe signal into Bridgeport and New Haven, CT. Media Broker John W. Saunders More

FCC Again Denies Opponents of Entercom-CBS Radio Merger
The FCC in a decision released Thursday refused the challenge of the Entercom-CBS Radio merger over a broadcaster's allegations of "news distortion." A joint Petition for Reconsideration was filed by by Edward R. Stolz II (Stolz) and Deborah J. Naiman More

FCC Eliminates Paper Filings for Station Contracts
The FCC has eliminated the nearly 80-year-old requirement that broadcasters routinely file paper copies of station contracts and certain other documents with the Commission. Broadcasters have been required to submit these paper filings since the 1930s. After today, broadcasters have the option of either uploading these documents directly More

Singing River Group Buys Florence-Muscle Shoals Cluster
Media Services Group
Media Services Group
Singing River Group has agreed to purchase a cluster of stations serving the Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL market, from URBAN Radio Broadcasting. Included in the deal are News WVNA-AM (1590) & Rock WVNA-FM (105.5)/Muscle Shoals AL, Urban WMSR-FM (94.9)/Manchester TN, Variety WLAY-AM More

FCC: Hurricane Michael Takes Out 30 FM, 4 AM Stations
The Federal Communications Commission continues to assess the damage across 101 counties in Florida, Georgia and Alabama from Hurricane Michael and is reporting 30 FM stations out of service, while 61 FM outlets reported as operational. Three FM translators and four AM facilities are off More

iHM Asks FCC to Remove ''Debtor-in-Possession Status''
iHeartMedia has filed with the FCC asking the agency to remove "debtor-in-possession status" as it prepares to exit from Chapter 11 restructuring, along with a plan on how it will operate the company. There were seven separate Form 314 filings under each of the licensee names used by the radio More

NAB Comments on Radio, LPTV Repack Expense Reimbursement
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) filed comments with the FCC in response to the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the reimbursement of LPTV, TV Translator and FM radio stations for reasonable expenses incurred as a result of the repacking and relocation of full More

Stone Canyon Radio and Marketing Buys Four in Flagstaff
Stone Canyon Radio and Marketing LLC, whose principals include veteran broadcasters Joe Schwartz (former Cherry Creek Media CEO), John R. Beck, Jr. (Emmis Communications St. Louis Sr. VP) and Dana Withers (President/Withers Broadcasting and Dana Communications), have announced the More

FCC Admonishes Cumulus for Violating Ex Parte Rules
The FCC has granted in part, and deny in part, the Petition for Order to Show Cause filed last May 24 by WKNG LLC, the licensee of Classic Hits WWGA-FM/Tallapoosa, GA. WKNG alleged that Cumulus, the licensee of FM translator W255CJ (99X), had violated the More

First FM Broadcaster Launches at One World Trade Center
Antenna Installation Crew
Antenna Installation Crew
With an increasing number of FM translator licenses being assigned by the FCC, GeoBroadcast Solutions is finding new ways to help broadcasters launch FM radio services in populated areas with crowded spectrum. This is the case with 104.7 FM in New York City, which More

2018 Radio Show to Feature FCC Commissioner O'Rielly
Michael O'Rielly
Michael O'Rielly
FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly will headline a session titled "FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly Discusses Radio Policy" on Thursday, September 27 at the 2018 Radio Show in Orlando. O'Rielly will discuss his outlook on regulation of the radio industry and what licensees can expect in the near More

WWO Urges All Stations to Register C-Band Downlinks
Westwood One
Westwood One
Westwood One in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, published in July, is continuing to urge all major commercial broadcast radio stations to register their existing C-Band downlinks with the FCC before the Commission evaluates the 3.7-4.2 Ghz C-Band spectrum for additional More

FCC Media Bureau Adopts Consent Decree with Dickey
The FCC's Media Bureau has adopted a Consent Decree with Dickey Broadcasting Company and the Lewis W. Dickey, Sr. Irrevocable Children's Trust (trust or transferee). The decree resolves issues arising from the Bureau's review of applications for Commission consent More

Arizona Lotus to Sell KQTH-FM/Tucson to Family Life
Arizona Lotus, a unit of Lotus Communications, has agreed to sell 3kW News/Talk KQTH-FM (104.1)/Tucson to Family Life Broadcasting. Arizona Lotus currently operates four stations in Tucson market and has purchased four Tucson stations from The E.W. Scripps More

Bonneville Acquires Eight California Stations for $141 Million
Bonneville International has agreed to acquire four radio stations in San Francisco and four radio stations in Sacramento from Entercom for $141 million. Bonneville has been programming the stations, which have been held in an FCC disposition Trust, under Local More

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