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closed 7/7/2008 via BusinessWire

Radio One, Inc., acquired WPRS-FM

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the assets of radio station WPRS-FM, located in the Washington, DC market, for approximately $38.0 million in cash. The Company began operating the station under a Local Marketing Agreement during the second quarter of 2007, at which time it changed the station's call letters to WPRS-FM.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
target parent: Bonneville International Corporation
target: WPRS-FM
WPRS, known on air as Praise 104.1, is an Urban Gospel radio station in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The station broadcasts from Waldorf, Maryland, at 104.1 MHz.
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announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Relevant Radio, will purchase Seven Radio Stations from Salem Media Group

synopsis: Salem Media Group is selling seven radio stations to Relevant Radio (corporate name Immaculate Heart Media, Inc.). The stations include WKAT, WZAB, and WKAT in Miami, and WLCC, WWMI and WLCC in Tampa-St. Petersburg. The stations cover business news and Spanish Christian content.
buyer: Relevant Radio
Relevant Radio (corporate name Immaculate Heart Media, Inc.) is a radio network in the United States, mainly broadcasting talk radio and religious programming involving the Catholic Church. It is the largest Catholic radio network by owned station base. "
seller: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
The acquisition includes seven radio stations from Salem Media, four AMs and three FMs in two Florida markets. The stations include, WKAT, WZAB, and WKAT in Miami, and WLCC, WWMI and WLCC Tampa-St. Petersburg. The stations cover business news and Spanish Christian content.
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announced 7/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Berry Broadcasting, will acquire KXEN-AM and WGNU-AM

synopsis: Berry Broadcasting, a company created by Paul Berry III to acquire local radio stations in the St. Louis, MO area, is to acquire KXEN-AM 1010, a Christian talk radio station and WGNU-AM 920, a talk radio station covering topics in business, sports, entertainment and more. Both stations are based in St. Louis.
buyer: Berry Broadcasting
Berry Broadcasting is a company created by Paul Berry III, a politician in the St. Louis, MO area and nephew of Chuck Berry, the rock and roll legend. It was created to acquire local radio stations in the St. Louis, MO area. "
target: KXEN-AM and WGNU-AM
KXEN-AM 1010 is a Christian talk radio station based out of St. Louis, MO. WGNU-AM 920 is a talk radio station also based out of St. Louis, covering topics in business, sports, entertainment and more.
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$0.65
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announced 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Relevant Radio, will purchase 88.9 FM and 88.1 FM from Catholic Diocese of Brownsville

synopsis: RGV Educational Broadcasting, Inc., a subsidiary operated by the Diocese of Brownsville, agreed to sell 88.9 FM in Harlingen and 88.1 FM in McAllen to Immaculate Heart Media, which operates Relevant Radio and airs Catholic programming.
buyer: Relevant Radio
Relevant Radio (corporate name Immaculate Heart Media, Inc.) is a radio network in the United States, mainly broadcasting talk radio and religious programming involving the Catholic Church. It is the largest Catholic radio network by owned station base. "
seller: Catholic Diocese of Brownsville
The acquisition includes the two religious radio stations 88.9 FM in Harlingen and 88.1 FM in McAllen from RGV Educational Broadcasting, Inc., a subsidiary operated by the Diocese of Brownsville.
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announced 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Walnut Radio, LLC, will purchase Two Radio Stations from Salem Media Group

synopsis: Hickory Radio, an affiliate of Walnut Radio, LLC, has signed an agreement to acquire KCRO-AM (660) and KOTK-AM (1420) and its affiliated translators from Salem Media Group, a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content. Both radio stations are Christian talk radio stations.
buyer: Walnut Radio, LLC
Walnut Radio, LLC is an operator of radio stations in the state of Nebraska. Some radio stations that are owned by Walnut Radio are KBLR (97.3 FM), KHUB (1340 AM), and KFMT (105.5 FM). "
seller: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Media Group is a leading multimedia company specializing in Christian and conservative content. They operate over 100 radio stations, including Nebraska-based KCRO-AM (660) and KOTK-AM (1420). KCRO is a Christian radio station and KOTK is a conservative talk show station.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Carroll Broadcasting, will purchase WHST-FM from The Promise FM

synopsis: Carroll Broadcasting, a Michigan-based radio broadcasting company, is acquiring WHST-FM in Tawas City, MI, from Northern Christian Radio Inc. Northern Christian Radio operates the Promise FM, a non-commercial Christian radio program. WHST broadcasts the Promise FM in Tawas City at 106.1FM.
buyer: Carroll Broadcasting
Carroll Broadcasting is a radio broadcasting company that has been serving Northeast Michigan since 1968. Locally owned and operated, Carroll Broadcasting owns four properties: WKJC FM 104.7, Tawas City, WIOS AM 1480, Tawas City, WQLB FM 103.3, Tawas City and WKJZ FM 94.9, Alpena Michigan. "
seller: The Promise FM
WHST is a radio station in Tawas City, MI at 106.1FM. The Promise FM is a Christian radio broadcasting company that serves Northern Michigan and portions of Ontario with non-commercial Christian music and programs.
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$0.18
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announced 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Relevant Radio will be merged with Immaculate Heart Radio,

synopsis: Relevant Radio, a radio network in the US, mainly broadcasting talk radio and religious programming involving the Catholic Church, and Immaculate Heart Radio, a company that that operates a growing network of Catholic radio stations, have announced their intention to merge.
buyer: Immaculate Heart Radio
Immaculate Heart Radio is a non-profit lay apostolate that operates a growing network of Catholic radio stations in the West. They are dedicated to sharing the heart of the Christian faith and changing lives through radio airwaves. "
target: Relevant Radio
Relevant Radio (corporate name Starboard Media Foundation, Inc.) is a radio network in the United States, mainly broadcasting talk radio and religious programming involving the Catholic Church. It is the largest Catholic radio network by owned station base.
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closed 10/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Liftable Media Inc., acquired USA Radio Networks

synopsis: Expanding beyond digital and into broadcast radio, digital network Liftable Media Inc. has purchased syndicator USA Radio Networks from Cross Platform Media. USA Radio Networks provides Christian and conservative news/talk programming, including Iowa radio host Steve Deace, whose show is carried on 56 stations around the country.
buyer: Liftable Media Inc.
Liftable Media, Inc. is a media company that drives positive cultural change through media, truth, and storytelling. They are proud to operate some of the world’s top conservative news and commentary news sites, including WesternJournalism.com and ConservativeTribune.com. "
target parent: Cross Platform Media
target: USA Radio Networks
USA Radio Networks currently produces and/or distributes the 24 hour USA Headline News and more than 20 nationally syndicated radio programs targeting consumers of news, talk, information, and Christian programming heard on both commercial and non-commercial radio stations nationwide.
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closed 12/1/2014 via Company Press Release

Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation, purchased KAMI-AM from Bott Radio Network Inc.

synopsis: The Nebraska Rural Radio Association announced that it has purchased KAMI 1580 AM from Bott Radio Network of Overland Park, Kansas. KAMI broadcasts a Christian radio format to Central Nebraska. Its programming includes Bible teaching, Christian news, and Christian information programs.
buyer: Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation
Nebraska Rural Radio Associaton is a network of six radio stations with both AM and FM stations in Lexington, Scottsbluff, and West Point. "
seller: Bott Radio Network Inc.
KAMI (1580 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Cozad, Nebraska, USA. KAMI broadcasts a Christian radio format. Its programming includes Bible teaching, Christian news, and Christian information programs.
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closed 9/22/2014 via PR Newswire

Cross Platform Media, acquired IRN USA Radio

synopsis: Cross Platform Media, a Raleigh-based media company, announced its recent acquisition of IRN/USA Radio Network (Information Radio Network). IRN/USA Radio Network produces and/or distributes more than twenty nationally syndicated radio programs with audience-targeted formatting primarily for News/Talk and Christian radio.
buyer: Cross Platform Media
CPM is a national media company based in Raleigh, NC, that specializes in media network services by developing and distributing news, entertainment and talk show programming for independent Christian and general market radio stations, print and digital platforms. "
target: IRN USA Radio
IRN/USA Radio Network produces and/or distributes more than twenty nationally syndicated radio programs with audience-targeted formatting primarily for News/Talk and Christian radio, both commercial and non-commercial.
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announced 11/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Mt. Olive Baptist Church, will acquire Power 105.5

synopsis: Light Media, Inspirational Media Specialist, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to divest the assets of its Power 105.5/The King radio station to Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Power 105.5 The King is located in Albany, GA, with its music format being an eclectic mix of Holy Hip Hop and Contemporary Gospel music.
buyer: Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Mt. Olive Baptist Church is a Church. "
target parent: Light Media
target: Power 105.5
Power 105.5 The King is located in Albany, GA, with its music format being an eclectic mix of Holy Hip Hop and Contemporary Gospel music. It is the world's first terrestrial (24/7) radio station formatted in this manner.
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announced 10/16/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Cumulus Media Inc., will acquire WFME-FM

synopsis: Cumulus Media, the nation's largest pure-play radio broadcaster, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase WFME-FM -- providing Cumulus a third station in New York City. WFME-FM is a radio station on 94.7 FM licensed to Newark, New Jersey.
buyer: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,144.18)
Cumulus Media is the largest pure-play radio broadcaster in the US with approximately 525 stations in 110 markets, a fully-distributed programming network serving more than 4,500 affiliates nationwide and SweetJack, the local deals platform. "
target parent: Family Radio
target: WFME-FM
WFME-FM is religious a radio station on 94.7 FM licensed to Newark, New Jersey. The studio, office and transmitter are located in West Orange, New Jersey and is shared with sister station WFME-TV (channel 66).
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closed 10/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired WMUU Radio

synopsis: Caron Broadcasting Inc., a subsidiary of Salem Communications Corporation, acquires WMUU-FM. WMUU is a Christian radio station in Greenville-Spartanburg, SC.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. "
target: WMUU Radio
WMUU, INC., doing business as WMUU AM & FM Radio Station, provides radio broadcasting services. WMUU is a Christian station. The primary mission is to have a Spiritual impact on the communities they serve.
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closed 2/14/2012 via Yahoo, Inc.

Classical South Florida, purchased WAYJ 88.7FM Fort Myers from WAY-FM Media Group, Inc

synopsis: WAY Media, Inc. announced that Classical South Florida (CSF), a nonprofit listener-supported public radio organization dedicated to broadcasting classical music, has agreed to acquire the assets of WAYJ 88.7FM in Fort Myers, Florida.
buyer: Classical South Florida
Classical South Florida is a nonprofit public radio organization dedicated to broadcasting classical music. Its program schedule includes broadcasts of nationally renowned classical programs such as Performance Today®, SymphonyCast®, Pipedreams® and Saint Paul Sunday®. "
seller: WAY-FM Media Group, Inc
WAY-FM Media Group owns and operates Christian radio stations throughout the US. WAY-FM exists to encourage youth and young adults in their Christian lives and to introduce non-believers to Christ.
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closed 6/9/2011 via Market Wire

Light Media, acquired Power 105.5

synopsis: Light Media, Inspirational Media Specialist, has officially joined the ranks of publicly-traded broadcasting companies via closing of its acquisition of Power 105.5 FM. Power105.5 The King is located in Albany, GA, with its music format being an eclectic mix of Holy Hip Hop and Contemporary Gospel music.
buyer: Light Media (LGMH:$0.00)
Light Media, Inspirational Media Specialist, via its integrated portfolio platform partners targets the youth, young adult and adult/family demographic for inspirational media and entertainment that uplifts the community 24/7. "
target: Power 105.5
Power 105.5 The King is located in Albany, GA, with its music format being an eclectic mix of Holy Hip Hop and Contemporary Gospel music. It is the world's first terrestrial (24/7) radio station formatted in this manner.
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announced 1/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

Christian Resource Centre, will acquire Woay-AM radio

synopsis: The Christian Resource Center will acquire WOAY-AM radio. AM 860 WOAY provides radio with the intent of teaching people ways to grow in their relationship with God and other believers, and to encourage them in their journey through this world.
buyer: Christian Resource Centre
The Christian Resource Center is a central location for pastors and their churches in Southern West Virginia to turn to for information and resource materials. From the beginning, the primary goal has been to aid in spiritual growth and the furtherance of personal and church ministries. "
target: WOAY-AM Radio
AM 860 WOAY provides radio with the intent of teaching people ways to grow in their relationship with God and other believers, and to encourage them in their journey through this world.
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announced 8/13/2008 via BusinessWire

WAY-FM Media Group, Inc, will purchase WRVI (105.9FM) from Salem Communications Corporation

synopsis: Salem Communications Corporation a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values, announced it has entered into an agreement to sell WRVI (105.9FM) to the WAY-FM Media Group, Inc. for $3 million.
buyer: WAY-FM Media Group, Inc
WAY-FM Media Group owns and operates Christian radio stations throughout the US. WAY-FM exists to encourage youth and young adults in their Christian lives and to introduce non-believers to Christ. "
seller: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
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announced 1/28/2008 via BNC Analysis

EMF Broadcasting, will purchase WFZH (105.3 FM) from Salem Communications Corporation

synopsis: EMF Broadcasting, Inc., agreed to acquire WFZH (105.3 FM) from Salem Communications Corp. for approximately $8.1 million in cash on January 28, 2008. The consideration includes an escrow deposit of $0.4 million.
buyer: EMF Broadcasting
EMF Broadcasting is the parent company of both the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Networks, which serve audiences 24/7 across the United States through 209 full-powered stations and 208 translators. "
seller: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
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closed 1/23/2008 via BNC Analysis

Good Karma Broadcasting LLC, purchased WRRD (540 AM) from Salem Communications Corporation

synopsis: Good Karma announced that it purchased WRRD-AM (540) from Salem Communications Corp., Camarillo, Calif., for an undisclosed amount.
buyer: Good Karma Broadcasting LLC
Good Karma Broadcasting is a company based in Beaver Dam that owns six radio stations in Wisconsin. "
seller: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
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closed 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired CMCentral.com

synopsis: Salem Publishing, a division of Salem Communications Corporation, announced today its acquisition of CMCentral.com. Just six months after its acquisition of ChristianMusicPlanet.com, Salem’s investment in CMCentral.com underscores the company’s growing commitment to offer the premier web and print destinations for Christian music news.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: CMCentral.com
CMCentral.com is a vibrant Christian music website and online community based in Nashville, TN.
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$0.40
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closed 7/7/2008 via BusinessWire

Radio One, Inc., acquired WPRS-FM

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the assets of radio station WPRS-FM, located in the Washington, DC market, for approximately $38.0 million in cash. The Company began operating the station under a Local Marketing Agreement during the second quarter of 2007, at which time it changed the station's call letters to WPRS-FM.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
target parent: Bonneville International Corporation
target: WPRS-FM
WPRS, known on air as Praise 104.1, is an Urban Gospel radio station in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The station broadcasts from Waldorf, Maryland, at 104.1 MHz.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
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announced 6/11/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., will acquire 105.9 Kiss-FM

synopsis: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a large- and mid-size market radio broadcaster, announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WDMK-FM and three translators in Detroit, Michigan from Urban One. WDMK 105.9 KISS FM is a radio station that broadcasts an urban adult contemporary format and R&B.
buyer: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., based in Naples, Florida, is an owner/operator of radio stations in the United States. Beasley Broadcast Group owns and operates 64 stations (46 FM and 18 AM) in 15 large- and mid-size markets in the United States. "
target parent: Urban One, Inc.
target: 105.9 Kiss-FM
WDMK 105.9 KISS FM is a radio station in Detroit that broadcasts an urban adult contemporary format and R&B. The station's transmitter is located in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park at the intersection of 10 Mile Road and Greenfield.
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announced 5/23/2018 via Company Press Release

Urban One, Inc., will acquire The Team 980

synopsis: Urban One, Red Zebra Broadcasting and the Washington Redskins announced that Urban One has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the radio station The Team 980 (WTEM 980 AM) from Red Zebra Broadcasting. WTEM (980 AM), branded The Team 980, is a sports radio station licensed to Washington, D.C. and serving the Washington metro area.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target parent: Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC
target: The Team 980
WTEM (980 AM), branded The Team 980, is a sports radio station licensed to Washington, D.C. and serving the Washington metro area. WTEM is the official radio station for the Washington Redskins football team.
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announced 5/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will acquire Praise 102.7

synopsis: Urban One, Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the assets of one of its radio stations, WPZR-FM (102.7 FM), to Educational Media Foundation, a radio broadcasting company. Praise 102.7 is an urban gospel formatted radio station licensed to Mount Clemens, Michigan, and serving the Detroit metropolitan area.
buyer: Educational Media Foundation, Inc.
Education Media Foundation is a radio broadcasting company that owns the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Network. Their mission is to communicate the Gospel message through contemporary Christian music and short educational elements. "
target parent: Urban One, Inc.
target: Praise 102.7
WPZR (102.7 FM, "Praise 102.7") is an urban gospel formatted radio station licensed to Mount Clemens, Michigan, and serving the Detroit metropolitan area. They were founded in 1960.
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announced 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Davis Broadcasting Inc., will purchase W266BW from Youngers Colorado Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Davis Broadcasting Inc., an owner and operator of AM and FM radio broadcasting stations in North Carolina and Georgia, will acquire W266BW from Youngers Colorado Broadcasting LLC, an owner and operator of radio stations. W266BW is an FM translator station licensed to the Winder, Georgia area.
buyer parent: Urban One, Inc.
buyer: Davis Broadcasting Inc.
Davis Broadcasting Inc. owns and operates AM and FM radio broadcasting stations in North Carolina and Georgia. The company operates 8 radio stations. These include La Mega 96.5, a Spanish music station; Foxie 105, a Hip Hop and R&B music station; and Columbus Sports Radio, a sports radio station. "
seller: Youngers Colorado Broadcasting LLC
W266BW is an FM translator station licensed to the Winder, Georgia area. The station belongs to Youngers Colorado Broadcasting LLC, an owner and operator of radio stations. The company is located in Greeley, Colorado.
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closed 5/9/2017 via PR Newswire

iONE Digital, purchased 3 digital media properties from Moguldom

synopsis: iONE Digital, the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, has acquired the digital media properties Bossip.com, HipHopWired.com and MadameNoire.com from Moguldom Media Group, a leading global digital media company serving multicultural audiences.
buyer parent: Urban One, Inc.
buyer: iONE Digital
iONE Digital, formerly known as Interactive One, is the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, reaching millions each month through its suite of social, local radio and content offerings. "
seller: Moguldom
The acquisition includes the websites Bossip.com, HipHopWired.com and MadameNoire.com from Moguldom Media Group, a leading global digital media company serving multicultural audiences. The three websites focus on urban lifestyle and culture.
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closed 4/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Radio One, Inc., purchased WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM from Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Radio One, a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers, announced its acquisition of Red Zebra Broadcastings' WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM. WXGI is a sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Richmond, Virginia. WWXT-FM is a sports radio station branded under ESPN980.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is an urban-oriented, multi-media company that primarily targets African-American consumers. Their core business is their radio broadcasting franchise that owns and operates 52 broadcast stations located in 15 urban markets in the United States. "
seller: Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC
The acquisition includes the radio stations WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM from Red Zebra Broadcasting. WXGI is a sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Richmond, Virginia. WWXT-FM is a sports radio station branded under ESPN980.
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announced 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Crawford Broadcasting Company, will acquire NewsTalk WCHB

synopsis: Radio One Detroit has agreed to sell its WCHB AM 1200 NewsTalk station to Birmingham, Ala.-based Crawford Broadcasting Company. NewsTalk WCHB 1200 AM is an urban talk radio station that services the Detroit market, primarily targeted toward African American and urban consumers.
buyer: Crawford Broadcasting Company
Crawford Broadcasting Company is an industry leader in reaching radio’s most loyal and responsive audience, the Christian and conservative audience. They currently own and operate 22 radio stations including 9 FM and 13 AM stations in 10 different USA markets ranging coast to coast. "
target parent: Radio One, Inc.
target: NewsTalk WCHB
NewsTalk WCHB 1200 AM is an urban talk radio station that services the Detroit market. The station serves listeners with urban music, community engagement and inspiration, primarily targeted toward African American and urban consumers.
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closed 11/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Radio One, Inc., purchased WHOK and WZOH from Wilks Broadcasting, LLC

synopsis: Radio One, the largest radio broadcasting company that targets African-American and urban listeners, has announced the acquisition of country station WHOK 107.1 FM and sports WZOH 95.5 FM from Wilks Broadcast Group, a company formed as a platform to acquire and operate radio broadcasting stations.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is the largest radio broadcasting company that targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns 55 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
seller parent: Wicks Group of Companies
seller: Wilks Broadcasting, LLC
The acquisition includes country station WHOK 107.1 FM and sports WZOH 95.5 FM. Wilks Broadcasting, LLC was formed in late 2004 as a platform to acquire and operate radio broadcasting stations in attractive mid-size US markets.
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closed 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

Interactive One, acquired GlobalGrind

synopsis: Interactive One, the number one online platform for the African American and New Urban community, announced that it has acquired GlobalGrind. GlobalGrind is an all-encompassing destination that covers the "Hip" side of Pop culture across multiple verticals – Entertainment, Celebrity, Music, Style and Fashion, Culture, News and Politics.
buyer parent: Radio One, Inc.
buyer: Interactive One
Interactive One is the fastest growing and definitive digital resource for Black and Latin Americans, reaching millions each month through its suite of social, local radio and content offerings. It owns and operates a number of branded destinations including HelloBeautiful, News One, and more. "
target: GlobalGrind
Focusing on Hip-Pop!, GlobalGrind is an all-encompassing destination that covers the "Hip" side of Pop culture across multiple verticals – Entertainment, Celebrity, Music, Style and Fashion, Culture, News and Politics. GlobalGrind's platform allows a cross-cultural audience to interact with content.
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announced 10/23/2012 via PR Newswire

Salem Communications Corporation, will acquire 98.9 Jack FM

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the assets of one of its Columbus, Ohio radio stations, WJKR-FM (98.9 Jack FM), to Salem Media of Ohio, Inc., a subsidiary of Salem Communications.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. "
target parent: Radio One, Inc.
target: 98.9 Jack FM
98.9 Jack FM is a radio station in Columbus, Ohio.
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closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Radio One, Inc., purchased WZZQ, W282AX, & WNOW-FM from Gaffney Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: Radio-One, via a wholly owned subsidiary entitled Charlotte Broadcasting, has acquired 1500 WZZQ, 104.3 W282AX, and 105.3 WNOW-FM Gaffney SC/Charlotte from Gaffney Broadcasting. As part of the $7.75 Million purchase, Radio-One will attempt to spinoff 1500 WZZQ and its 104.3 translator in Gaffney to a third party.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is the largest radio broadcasting company that targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns 53 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
seller parent: Davidson Media Group
seller: Gaffney Broadcasting, Inc.
Gaffney Broadcasting, Inc. owns and operates a radio station WAGI-FM (105.3) which broadcasts national news. The company is based in Gaffney, South Carolina. Gaffney Broadcasting, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Davidson Media Group, LLC.
price ($mm)
$7.75
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closed 7/7/2008 via BusinessWire

Radio One, Inc., acquired WPRS-FM

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the assets of radio station WPRS-FM, located in the Washington, DC market, for approximately $38.0 million in cash. The Company began operating the station under a Local Marketing Agreement during the second quarter of 2007, at which time it changed the station's call letters to WPRS-FM.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
target parent: Bonneville International Corporation
target: WPRS-FM
WPRS, known on air as Praise 104.1, is an Urban Gospel radio station in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The station broadcasts from Waldorf, Maryland, at 104.1 MHz.
price ($mm)
$38
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closed 4/10/2008 via BusinessWire

Radio One, Inc., acquired Community Connect Inc.

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. has acquired the social networking company, Community Connect Inc. Community Connect Inc., which owns and operates a number of social-networking brands under its umbrella including BlackPlanet.com, MiGente.com, and AsianAve.com, is the leading online niche social-networking company.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
target: Community Connect Inc.
Community Connect, Inc. is the leading online niche social-networking company. Community Connect realized before anyone else the potential strength of bringing like minded groups and ethnic/affinity communities together for both users and advertisers.
price ($mm)
$33
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closed 5/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Bonneville International Corporation, purchased KSWD-FM from Radio One, Inc.

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. announced that, effective May 30, 2008, it completed the sale of the assets of radio station KSWD-FM (formerly KRBV-FM), located in the Los Angeles, California metropolitan area, for approximately $137.5 million in cash, to Bonneville International.
buyer: Bonneville International Corporation
Bonneville is a dynamic, diversified media company with television, radio, broadcasting, advertising, and satellite operations in some of the top markets across the country. "
seller: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States.
price ($mm)
$127
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closed 4/11/2008 via

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired WTPS-AM

synopsis: Salem Communications Corporation a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values, will acquire WTPS-AM in Miami, FL, for approximately $12.25 million. Additionally, Salem began operating the station today.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target parent: Radio One, Inc.
target: WTPS-AM
WTPS is a News/Talk radio station aimed at South Florida's African American community. It is owned by Radio One.
price ($mm)
$12
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closed 6/13/2007 via PR Newswire

Northern Lights Broadcasting, LLC., purchased KTTB FM - B96 from Radio One, Inc.

synopsis: Northern Lights Broadcasting, LLC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire KTTB FM from Radio One, Inc., a national radio broadcasting company based in Washington, D.C. Northern Lights is a subsidiary of a Pohlad family company.
buyer parent: Marquette Financial Companies
buyer: Northern Lights Broadcasting, LLC.
Northern Lights Broadcasting, LLC, is a local radio broadcast company headed by long-time Twin Cities radio broadcaster Steve Woodbury. Woodbury has been a Twin Cities radio fixture for 25 years. His radio management career in the Twin Cities began with WLTE in the early 80s. "
seller: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States.
price ($mm)
$28
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closed 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Main Line Broadcasting, purchased 10 radio stations from Radio One, Inc.

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. has recently completed the sale of radio stations in Louisville, Kentucky, Dayton, Ohio and Minneapolis, Minnesota for approximately $104 million on terms consistent with previous announcements. Additionally, the company recently amended its bank credit facility to, among other things, adjust its covenant levels.
buyer parent: Arlington Capital Partners
buyer: Main Line Broadcasting
Main Line Broadcasting was formed to build a group of radio station clusters in mid-sized markets, primarily in the eastern U.S. The company has made two acquisitions to date, and currently operates station clusters in Richmond, Virginia, Hagerstown, Maryland and Waynesboro/Chambersburg, PA. "
seller: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States.
price ($mm)
$76
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closed 1/3/2007 via BusinessWire

Radio One, Inc., acquired Giant Magazine LLC

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. announced the acquisition of certain assets, and the assumption of certain liabilities, of Giant Magazine, LLC., publisher of GIANT magazine, for approximately $270,000. Current GIANT Editor-In-Chief, Smokey Fontaine, has been named Giant CEO with an ownership stake in the magazine, while retaining day-to-day editorial oversight.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
target: Giant Magazine LLC
GIANT is a lifestyle and entertainment magazine which has grown in popularity since its recent re-introduction by Mr. Fontaine, as an urban-themed periodical.Mr. Fontaine catapulted the publication into the national spotlight with a glossy redesign and A-list cover subjects.
price ($mm)
$0.27
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closed 9/21/2006 via BusinessWire

Radio One, Inc., purchased intellectual property of radio station WMOJ-FM from Susquehanna Radio Corporation

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the intellectual property assets of Cincinnati, Ohio radio station WMOJ-FM for approximately $5.0 million in cash. In connection with the transaction, the Company has changed the call sign of WIFE-FM to WMOJ-FM.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Radio One, Inc. is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners. Radio One owns and/or operates 53 radio stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. "
seller parent: Bain Capital
seller: Susquehanna Radio Corporation
Susquehanna Radio is the largest privately owned radio broadcasting company in the United States and the 11th largest radio station operator in terms of revenue. The group consists of 33 radio stations in eight markets.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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announced 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Crawford Broadcasting Company, will acquire NewsTalk WCHB

synopsis: Radio One Detroit has agreed to sell its WCHB AM 1200 NewsTalk station to Birmingham, Ala.-based Crawford Broadcasting Company. NewsTalk WCHB 1200 AM is an urban talk radio station that services the Detroit market, primarily targeted toward African American and urban consumers.
buyer: Crawford Broadcasting Company
Crawford Broadcasting Company is an industry leader in reaching radio’s most loyal and responsive audience, the Christian and conservative audience. They currently own and operate 22 radio stations including 9 FM and 13 AM stations in 10 different USA markets ranging coast to coast. "
target parent: Radio One, Inc.
target: NewsTalk WCHB
NewsTalk WCHB 1200 AM is an urban talk radio station that services the Detroit market. The station serves listeners with urban music, community engagement and inspiration, primarily targeted toward African American and urban consumers.
price ($mm)
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