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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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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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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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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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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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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:$438.37)
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 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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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 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Red Apple Group, acquired 77 WABC Radio

synopsis: Red Apple Group, billionaire John Catsimatidis' conglomerate company that owns and operates assets in the energy, real estate, finance, insurance, and supermarket industries, has acquired 77 WABC Radio, a radio station company that broadcasts shows like “Bernie and Sid in the Morning” to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
buyer: Red Apple Group
Red Apple Group is a conglomerate that owns and operates assets in the energy, real estate, finance, insurance, and supermarket industries. It was founded by billionaire supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis. "
target parent: Cumulus Media Inc.
target: 77 WABC Radio
WABC first went on the air in 1921 and broadcasts shows like “Bernie and Sid in the Morning” to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It’s the No. 1 streamed radio station in the country.
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announced 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Meruelo Media, will acquire KLOS-FM

synopsis: Meruelo Group announced that its media division, Meruelo Media, entered into an agreement with Cumulus Media Inc. to purchase KLOS-FM in Los Angeles. KLOS (95.5 MHz, 95.5 KLOS) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Los Angeles, California and broadcasting to the Greater Los Angeles area. The station airs an album-oriented rock radio format.
buyer parent: The Meruelo Group
buyer: Meruelo Media
Meruelo Media, a division of the Meruelo Group, is the largest and fastest growing minority-owned media company in California. Meruelo Media operates Los Angeles television stations KWHY-22 and KBEH 63. "
target parent: Cumulus Media Inc.
target: KLOS-FM
KLOS (95.5 MHz, 95.5 KLOS) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Los Angeles, California and broadcasting to the Greater Los Angeles area. The station airs an album-oriented rock radio format.
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announced 4/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Connoisseur Media, will purchase WEBE-FM and WICC-AM from Cumulus Media Inc.

synopsis: Connoisseur Media, owner and operator of 23 radio stations in 7 markets, announced that it has acquired WEBE-FM and WICC-AM from Cumulus Media, a leader in the radio broadcasting industry.
buyer parent: Perot Holdings
buyer: Connoisseur Media
Connoisseur Media creates compelling, unique brands through well researched and targeted programming, intense training and development of their people to ultimately connect local listeners with the content they crave and the products and services they need. "
seller: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,144.18)
Cumulus Media's WEBE-FM is an adult contemporary-formatted station in Westport, Connecticut, and WICC-AM, a commercial radio station in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Cumulus combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated brands to deliver premium content choices to listeners.
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announced 4/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Cumulus Media Inc., will purchase 4 Radio Stations from Connoisseur Media

synopsis: Cumulus Media, a leader in the radio broadcasting industry, announced that it has acquired WODE-FM, WWYY-FM, WEEX-AM, WTKZ-AM and translator W234AX from Connoisseur Media, owner and operator of 23 radio stations in 7 markets.
buyer: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,144.18)
A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to over 250 million people reached each month through its 434 owned-and-operated stations. "
seller parent: Perot Holdings
seller: Connoisseur Media
The Connoisseur Media Pennsylvania commercial radio stations are WODE-FM, WEEX-AM, and WTKZ-AM, the class A radio station WWYY-FM, and W234AX, the Allentown translator. Connoisseur creates unique radio brands and connects local listeners with the content, products and services they need.
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announced 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Entercom Communications Corporation, will purchase Three Radio Stations from Cumulus Media Inc.

synopsis: Entercom Communications Corp., a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the United States, announced a definitive agreement to acquire NASH FM 94.7 in New York City, and the stations WMAS and WHLL in Springfield, MA from Cumulus Media Inc.
buyer: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,479.55)
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. "
seller: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,144.18)
The acquisition includes NASH FM 94.7 in New York City, and the stations WMAS and WHLL in Springfield, MA from Cumulus Media Inc. Cumulus Media is a leader in the radio broadcasting industry.
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announced 4/4/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cumulus Media Inc., will purchase WKQX-FM and all related IP of WLUP-FM from Merlin Media, LLC

synopsis: Cumulus Media, a leader in the radio broadcasting industry, will acquire WKQX-FM and the call signal and IP of WLUP-FM from Merlin Media, a radio broadcasting company. WKQX-FM is an alternative rock radio station in Chicago. WLUP-FM is a classic rock station that has served the Chicago area for over 40 years.
buyer: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,144.18)
A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 446 owned-and-operated stations. "
seller: Merlin Media, LLC
WKQX-FM is an alternative rock radio station in Chicago that offers rock music from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. WLUP-FM is a classic rock station that has served the Chicago area for over 40 years. The WKQX-FM radio station and the IP of WLUP-FM belong to Merlin Media, a radio broadcasting company.
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closed 12/13/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Cumulus Media Inc., acquired WestwoodOne, Inc.

synopsis: Cumulus Media announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of WestwoodOne, Inc, formerly known as Dial Global, Inc. The acquisition will add sports, news, talk, music and programming services content – enabling Cumulus to provide a wider variety of options to radio stations, other media platforms and international platforms.
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 that serves 200 U.S. markets. "
target parent: Gores Group, LLC
target: WestwoodOne, Inc. (OTCPK:DIAL:$239.02)
Dial Global provides national advertising sales representation to over 200 radio programs, services and networks on over 8,000 stations. In addition, Dial Global produces the Dial Global 24/7 Formats, well as Prep Services, Jingles and Imaging as well as long and short form radio programs.
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announced 8/30/2013 via Reuters

Townsquare Media Group, will purchase 53 Radio Stations from Cumulus Media Inc.

synopsis: Cumulus, the second largest operator of radio stations in the United States, is selling 53 radio stations in 12 small markets to mid-size Townsquare Media LLC for $238 million cash. The purpose of the acquisition is to finance Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,144.18)
Cumulus Media's 53 radio stations are in 12 small to mid-size markets, including Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and Lansing.
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announced 8/30/2013 via BNC Analysis

Cumulus Media Inc., will purchase 5 Radio Stations from Townsquare Media Group

synopsis: Townsquare Media will exchange certain assets including 5 radio stations, in Fresno, CA for assets of Cumulus Media including 15 radio stations in two markets (Dubuque, IA and Poughkeepsie, NY) and a de minimis cash settle-up payment in favor of Townsquare.
buyer: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,144.18)
Cumulus Media is swapping 15 radio stations in two markets: Dubuque, IA and Poughkeepsie, NY. "
seller: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group's five radio stations are in Fresno, CA.
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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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TownSquare Media, purchased 55 stations in 11 non-strategic markets from Cumulus Media Inc.

synopsis: Townsquare Media, LLC announced that it has executed definitive documentation related to an asset exchange with Cumulus Media Inc. whereby Townsquare Media will acquire 55 stations in 11 markets in exchange for 10 stations in two markets and approximately $116 million in cash.
buyer: TownSquare Media (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media, LLC is a local media and entertainment company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
seller: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,144.18)
Cumulus Media is the largest pure-play radio broadcaster in the United States, and owns or operates more than 570 radio stations in 120 markets and a nationwide radio network serving over 4000 stations. Cumulus Media’s headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia.
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closed 9/16/2011 via BusinessWire

Citadel Broadcasting Company merged with Cumulus Media Inc.,

synopsis: Cumulus Media Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, and as a result Citadel is now an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Cumulus. Citadel Broadcasting is the largest pure play radio company in the United States.
buyer: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,144.18)
Cumulus Media Inc. is the second largest radio broadcaster in the United States based on station count, controlling approximately 345 radio stations in 67 U.S. media markets. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: Citadel Broadcasting Company
Citadel Broadcasting is the largest pure play radio company in the United States. With a strong national footprint reaching more than 50 of the nation’s leading markets, the company is comprised of 165 FM stations and 58 AM stations.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,805 [$2,443]
rev ($mm)
$740
EBITDA ($mm)
$229
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
closed 8/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Cumulus Media Inc., acquired Cumulus Media Partners, LLC

synopsis: Cumulus Media Inc. announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the remaining equity interests of Cumulus Media Partners, LLC (“CMP”) that it did not already own. CMP owns 32 radio stations in nine markets, including San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Kansas City.
buyer: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,144.18)
Cumulus Media Inc. is the second largest radio broadcaster in the United States based on station count, controlling approximately 345 radio stations in 67 U.S. media markets. "
target: Cumulus Media Partners, LLC
Cumulus Media Partners, LLC owns and operates radio broadcasting stations. The company, through its AM and FM radio stations, serves listeners, communities, advertisers, and agencies in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Kansas City.
price ($mm)[EV]
$38 [$745]*
rev ($mm)
$189
EBITDA ($mm)
$77
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 5/5/2006 via BusinessWire

A Consortium of 4 buyers acquired Susquehanna Radio Corporation

synopsis: Cumulus Media Partners, a private partnership created by Cumulus Media Inc., Bain Capital, The Blackstone Group and Thomas H. Lee Partners, announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Company. The deal, valued at approximately $1.2 billion was completed on May 5, 2006.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Co.
buyer: Bain Capital
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,568.16)
buyer: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,144.18)
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target: Susquehanna Radio Corporation
Susquehanna Radio is the largest privately owned radio broadcasting company in the United States and the 11th largest radio station operator in terms of revenue. The group consists of 33 radio stations in eight markets.
price ($mm)
$1,200
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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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announced 10/28/2019 via Company Press Release

PPF Group N.V., will acquire Central European Media Enterprises

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of the Netherlands-based investment fund PPF Group N.V. CME is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses and broadcasting 30 television channels in five Central and Eastern European markets,
buyer: PPF Group N.V.
Netherlands-based PPF Group was founded as an investment fund. PPF Group invests in multiple market segments such as financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, real estate and mechanical engineering. The reach of PPF Group spans from Europe to North America and across Asia. "
target: Central European Media Enterprises (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises (CME) is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in five Central and Eastern European markets. CME currently broadcasts 30 television channels in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia.
price ($mm)
$2,100
rev ($mm)
$697
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
announced 10/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Southern Cross Austereo, will acquire Redwave Media

synopsis: Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), Australia’s biggest entertainment company, will acquire Redwave Media from Seven West Media, one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies. Redwave Media is the largest radio network in Australia. Redwave Media reaches consumers in West Australia through their RedFM and Spirit Radio networks.
buyer: Southern Cross Austereo (ASX:SXL:$453.17)
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is one of Australia's most progressive and exciting entertainment based media companies. They have the potential to reach over 95% of Australia across national radio, regional free to air television and digital platforms. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Redwave Media
Redwave Media is the largest radio network in Australia. Redwave Media reaches consumers in West Australia through their RedFM and Spirit Radio networks. RedFM broadcasts rock and pop music to towns, mine sites and oil & gas platforms. Spirit Radio plays the best mix of Classic Rock and Today Hits.
price ($mm)
$28
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announced 10/18/2019 via Reuters

Seven West Media Limited, will acquire Prime Media Group Limited

synopsis: Australian free-to-air television broadcaster Seven West Media is to buy smaller Prime Media Group, an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
buyer: Seven West Media Limited (ASX:SWM:$1,066.05)
Seven West Media is one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies, with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online. The company is the home of many of Australia’s best performing media businesses and the biggest content brands. "
target: Prime Media Group Limited (ASX:PRT:$131.53)
Prime Media Group Limited is an Australian-based media corporation, owner of regional television network Prime7 in eastern Australia and GWN7 in regional Western Australia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$43 [$50]
rev ($mm)
$130
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
2.3x
announced 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Cofina SGPS SA, will acquire Media Capital S.G.P.S.

synopsis: Cofina SGPS SA, a leading Portuguese media group, will acquire a 94.69% stake in Media Capital from PRISA, the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group. Media Capital is a media and entertainment group in Portugal. Media Capital operates TVI and Media Capital Radio (MCR), a leading TV broadcaster and radio group in Portugal.
buyer: Cofina SGPS SA (ENXTLS:CFN:$95.71)
Cofina SGPS SA is a leading Portuguese media group. Cofina holds a portfolio of 5 newspapers, 4 magazines and a TV cable channel. Cofina aims to have a significant presence in all media areas in Portugal and other natural markets. "
target parent: Prisa
target: Media Capital S.G.P.S. (ENXTLS:MCP:$198.14)
Media Capital is the largest media and entertainment group in Portugal. Media Capital operates TVI, the leading TV broadcaster in Portugal. The group also operates Media Capital Radio (MCR), one of the most prestigious radio groups in Portugal.
price ($mm)
$266*
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
7.9x
announced 9/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leighton Enterprises, Inc., will acquire Paradis Broadcasting of Alexandria

synopsis: Leighton Enterprises, a family and employee-owned marketing company that operates radio stations, will acquire Paradis Broadcasting, a company that owns hot AC “Z-99” KXRZ, classic rock “KX-92” KXRA-FM and “News Talk Radio 1490” KXRA in Alexandria, Minnesota.
buyer: Leighton Enterprises, Inc.
Leighton Enterprises, Inc., is a family and employee-owned marketing company that operates radio stations under the name Leighton Broadcasting in three markets: Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Detroit Lakes and St. Cloud, Minnesota. "
target: Paradis Broadcasting of Alexandria
Paradis Broadcasting owns hot AC “Z-99” KXRZ, classic rock “KX-92” KXRA-FM and “News Talk Radio 1490” KXRA in Alexandria, Minnesota. They also own two FM translators – the Alexandria-licensed K262AT at 100.3 FM and the Glenwood-licensed K289CL at 105.7 FM. Both signals simulcast KXRA.
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announced 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Seven Mountains Media, will purchase 93.5 WSBG and 840 WVPO from Connoisseur Media

synopsis: Seven Mountains Media, which serves Central Pennsylvania through multi-media outlets including broadcast radio, websites and streaming, will acquire Connoisseur Media’s Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania’s stations 93.5 WSBG, a radio station broadcasting current and recurrent hits, and 840 WVPO, a radio station broadcasting news about sports.
buyer: Seven Mountains Media
Seven Mountains Media is a local radio group serving Central Pennsylvania through multi-media outlets including broadcast radio, websites and streaming. They own 47 radio stations and a team of creative people that are driven to make the type of local content that their communities crave. "
seller parent: Perot Holdings
seller: Connoisseur Media
93.5 WSBG and 840 WVPO are Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania radio stations covering music and sports news respectively. Connoisseur Media creates compelling brands through well researched and targeted programming to ultimately connect listeners with the content they crave.
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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.
price ($mm)
$0.65
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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:$257.87)
The acquisition includes seven radio stations from Salem Media, four AMs and three FMs in two Florida markets. The stations include, WKAT, WZAB, and WKAT in Miami, and WLCC, WWMI and WLCC Tampa-St. Petersburg. The stations cover business news and Spanish Christian content.
price ($mm)
$0.90
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC, purchased Seven Radio Stations from First Media Radio

synopsis: Byrne Acquisition Group, a owner and operator of a low-power television broadcast station, has acquired seven radio stations from First Media Radio. The seven radio stations located in North Carolina and Virginia broadcast in sport and music formats. The stations include Magic 97.9 WTRG, Earl 98.3 WDLZ, and more.
buyer: Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC
Byrne Acquisition Group owns and operates WHHI-TV, a Hilton Head, SC low-power television broadcast station. WHHI-TV is the number one hyper-local television broadcasting station in the lowcountry. WHHI-TV provides local viewers with the best local television and content. "
seller: First Media Radio
Frist Media Radio's 7 radio stations include Magic 97.9 WTRG, Earl 98.3 WDLZ, 99.5 Jamz WYTT, Maverick 102.3 WPTM, 107.7 Lake-FM WWDW, Sports Radio 1400 1080 WWDR and 1400 WSMY. The North Carolina and Virginia stations broadcast in sport and music formats.
price ($mm)
$3.40
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closed 7/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Ouest-France Group, acquired Saooti

synopsis: The Ouest-France Group, a daily French newspaper that focuses on local and national news, has acquired Saooti, a French company that has a large portfolio of internal and business radio stations, and is the developer of “Your Wikiradio”, a web-radio station.
buyer: Ouest-France Group
Based in Rennes, France, Ouest-France is a daily newspaper covering international, national, and regional news. It has a daily circulation of approximately 800,000 copies and 50 editions. The media enterprise focuses on the regions Brittany, Pays de Loire and Lower Normandy. "
target: Saooti
Headquartered in France, Saooti has a large portfolio of internal radio, as well as public, affinity and business radio stations. Saooti is the developer behind “Your Wikiradio”, a web-radio station that allows listeners to access content via a mobile device, tablet or desktop – live or as podcasts.
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Red Apple Group, acquired 77 WABC Radio

synopsis: Red Apple Group, billionaire John Catsimatidis' conglomerate company that owns and operates assets in the energy, real estate, finance, insurance, and supermarket industries, has acquired 77 WABC Radio, a radio station company that broadcasts shows like “Bernie and Sid in the Morning” to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
buyer: Red Apple Group
Red Apple Group is a conglomerate that owns and operates assets in the energy, real estate, finance, insurance, and supermarket industries. It was founded by billionaire supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis. "
target parent: Cumulus Media Inc.
target: 77 WABC Radio
WABC first went on the air in 1921 and broadcasts shows like “Bernie and Sid in the Morning” to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It’s the No. 1 streamed radio station in the country.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

The Lebashe Investment Group, purchased Media Assets from Tiso Blackstar Group

synopsis: The Lebashe Investment Group, a South African investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team, announced the acquisition of the Media, Broadcasting and Content businesses of Tiso Blackstar Holdings, a company that operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties in South Africa.
buyer: The Lebashe Investment Group
Headquartered in South Africa, Lebashe is an unlisted investment holding company with an experienced, multi-faceted management team. Since inception, Lebashe has grown significantly with aspirations to become a leading African investment company. "
seller: Tiso Blackstar Group (JSE:TBG:$274.76)
Tiso Blackstar Group operates market-leading media, broadcast and retail marketing properties. They have strong exposure to the rapidly growing digital, broadcast and mobile markets, with a leading position in South Africa and a broad footprint across Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
price ($mm)
$73
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Twilight Broadcasting, will acquire WEEU

synopsis: Twilight Broadcasting, an owner and operator of radio stations in Oil City, PA, will acquire WEEU from Reading Eagle Company, a family-owned newspaper publisher. WEEU is a news and talk radio station in Reading, PA. WEEU broadcasts interactive shows that offer listeners a chance to call in to voice and share their feelings on almost every topic.
buyer: Twilight Broadcasting
Twilight Broadcasting owns and operates two radio stations in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Twilight Broadcasting operates sports WKQW-A and AC WKQW-F. The stations broadcast sports talk radio and adult contemporary music. "
target parent: Reading Eagle Company
target: WEEU
WEEU is a news and talk radio station in Reading, Pennsylvania. WEEU covers sports, traffic, and live events. WEEU broadcasts interactive shows that offer listeners a chance to call in to voice and share their feelings on almost every imaginable topic.
price ($mm)
$0.09
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apollo Global Management, will purchase Radio stations, CoxReps and Gamut from Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises, a privately held global conglomerate, said it agreed to sell Cox Media Group’s radio stations, CoxReps and its Gamut advertising business to a new company owned by Apollo Global Management private equity funds.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,816.74)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets under management of approximately $303 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
seller parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
seller: Cox Media Group, Inc.
The acquisition includes Cox Media Group’s radio stations, CoxReps and its Gamut advertising business. CoxReps is the leading national television representative company. Gamut offers customized, localized digital advertising solutions - at national scale.
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Dispatch Broadcast Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. has completed its acquisition of Dispatch Broadcast Group’s #1 rated stations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. TEGNA acquired NBC affiliate WTHR in Indianapolis, CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, and WBNS radio (1460 AM and 97.1 FM), the leader in sports radio in Central Ohio.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target: Dispatch Broadcast Group
The Dispatch Broadcast Group is a highly-respected group of television and radio stations in the Midwest. It is composed of the WBNS television (CBS-affiliate WBNS-TV) and WBNS Radio (WBNS-AM and WBNS-FM) stations in Columbus, and NBC-affiliate WTHR television in Indianapolis formerly (WLW-I).
price ($mm)
$535
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$265.03)
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., based in Naples, Florida, is an owner/operator of radio stations in the United States. Beasley Broadcast Group owns and operates 64 stations (46 FM and 18 AM) in 15 large- and mid-size markets in the United States. "
target parent: Urban One, Inc.
target: 105.9 Kiss-FM
WDMK 105.9 KISS FM is a radio station in Detroit that broadcasts an urban adult contemporary format and R&B. The station's transmitter is located in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park at the intersection of 10 Mile Road and Greenfield.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Telecable, Inc., will acquire Emmis Austin Radio Broadcasting Company

synopsis: Emmis Communications Corporation has agreed to sell its 50.1% controlling interest in Emmis Austin Radio Broadcasting Company, a radio broadcasting company that owns and operates six Austin radio stations and two FM translators, to Sinclair Telecable, a family-owned company that owns and operates radio stations in Virginia, California, and Texas.
buyer: Sinclair Telecable, Inc.
Sinclair Communications is one of just a few family-owned and operated companies in the age of mega corporations. They own and operate a range of radio stations in Virginia, California, and Texas. "
target parent: Emmis Communications Corporation
target: Emmis Austin Radio Broadcasting Company
Emmis Austin Radio Broadcasting Company provides radio broadcasting services in Texas. The Austin radio cluster includes eight station brands: KLBJ-AM, KLBJ-FM, Bob FM, La Zeta, Star 93.3, 101X, Austin City Limits Radio, and Latino 102.7.
price ($mm)
$39*
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EV / rev
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announced 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Big Radio, will purchase WCLO-AM and WJVL-FM from Bliss Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Big Radio, an owner and operator of radio stations, will acquire WCLO-AM and WJVL-FM from Bliss Communications, a company that owns and operates newspapers, radio stations and websites. WJVL-FM is a country music radio station. WCLO-AM is a talk radio station. Both stations are licensed to the Janesville, Wisconsin area.
buyer: Big Radio
Big Radio owns and operates 8 local radio stations in Wisconsin and Illinois. Their stations offer classical, rock, country, 90s music. Big Radio's news team provides local news 7 days per week, 365 days a year. Their stations include The Big FM 93.7, Big Country AM1260, Big Rock Q102 and more. "
seller: Bliss Communications, Inc.
WJVL-FM is a country music radio station. WCLO-AM is a talk radio station. Both stations are licensed to the Janesville, Wisconsin area and belong to Bliss Communications, a company that owns and operates newspapers, radio stations and websites.
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announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

WAY-FM Media Group, Inc, will purchase WUEV from University Of Evansville

synopsis: University of Evansville, a private, comprehensive university with a foundation in the arts and sciences, has agreed to sell WUEV, an educational radio station that features a diverse programming format, to WAY-FM, a national nonprofit radio broadcasting network that’s focused on Christian radio stations.
buyer: WAY-FM Media Group, Inc
WAY-FM Media Group is a national nonprofit radio broadcasting network. They mainly own and operate 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: University Of Evansville
The University of Evansville is a private, comprehensive university with a foundation in the arts and sciences. They own WUEV, an educational radio station that features a diverse programming format, ranging from jazz to top 40 music to alternative rock and rap.
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$1,144.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$226.85
EBIT ($mm)
$168.13
Net Income ($mm)
$763.03
Employees
4292
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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Ticker: SGX:T39
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds across multiple languages and platforms. SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$761.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$259.03
EBIT ($mm)
$222.38
Net Income ($mm)
$148.41
Employees
4473
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Ticker: CETV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Central European Media Enterprises
Central European Media Enterprises
Central European Media Enterprises is a media and entertainment company. They operate 33 television channels broadcasting to 50 million people. They also own a number of radio stations and develop and produce content for their television channels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$697.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$244.24
EBIT ($mm)
$202.83
Net Income ($mm)
$125.29
Employees
2600
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: EVC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entravision Communications Corporation
Entravision Communications Corporation
Entravision Communications Corporation is a diversified Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television, radio and outdoor operations to reach approximately 75% of Hispanic consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$545.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$302.32
EBIT ($mm)
$285.00
Net Income ($mm)
$171.87
Employees
1259
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Ticker: NYSE:TSQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$507.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$96.45
EBIT ($mm)
$70.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2900
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: ENXTPA:NRG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NRJ Group
NRJ Group
NRJ GROUP is a leading group of French private media acting as an editor, producer, broadcaster. In France, NRJ is market leader in the private radio market through its four brands (NRJ, CHERIE FM, Nostalgie and Rire & Chansons), a significant player in the TV market.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$403.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.25
EBIT ($mm)
$26.00
Net Income ($mm)
$29.68
Employees
1750
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Ticker: KLSE:MEDIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Media Prima Bhd
Media Prima Bhd
As Malaysia’s largest media company, Media Prima enriches millions of lives across the country every day with award- winning content. Media Prima is in the business of providing news, information and entertainment through their integrated media platforms.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$300.81
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.90)
EBIT ($mm)
($24.87)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3919
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