Like NewsTalk WCFO-AM 1160

announced 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Atlanta Catholic Radio Inc., will acquire NewsTalk WCFO-AM 1160

synopsis: Atlanta Catholic Radio, a non-profit religious group based in Atlanta, GA, is acquiring NewsTalk WCFO-AM 1160 "The Talk of the Town", an AM radio broadcasting station in Atlanta, Georgia.
buyer: Atlanta Catholic Radio Inc.
Atlanta Catholic Radio is a non-profit religious group based in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta Catholic Radio currently has no broadcast interests. "
target: NewsTalk WCFO-AM 1160
NewsTalk WCFO-AM 1160 "The Talk of the Town" is an AM radio broadcasting station in Atlanta, Georgia. Their weekday hosts are the experts in national and regional news. Their weekend hosts are experts in growing businesses and improving personal life.
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announced 8/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Augustus Foundation, Inc., will acquire WALQ-AM 1130

synopsis: The Augustus Foundation, Inc., a Texas not-for-profit licensee, is agreeing to acquire WALQ Radio (WALQ-AM 1130) in Carrville from Westburg Broadcasting Montgomery. WALQ Radio provides talk radio for Montgomery, Alabama and surrounding areas. From the city of Carrville, Ala., WALQ Radio is a Class D daytime-only operation.
buyer: Augustus Foundation, Inc.
The Augustus Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides school supplies and scholarships to public and private school students and students wanting to attend college and obtain a college degree. "
target: WALQ-AM 1130
WALQ Radio provides talk radio for Montgomery, Alabama and surrounding areas. From the city of Carrville, Ala., WALQ Radio is a Class D daytime-only operation.
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announced 7/14/2020 via PR Newswire

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., will acquire Stitcher

synopsis: SiriusXM, the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., announced that it has entered an agreement with The E.W. Scripps Company to acquire Stitcher, a pioneer in podcast production, distribution, and ad sales.
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,002.00)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription- and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S."
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Stitcher
Stitcher is the best place to listen to, produce and monetize podcasts. The Stitcher app, available for iOS and Android devices, is one of the world's most popular podcast listening platforms, with a growing network of original content and a premium subscription service.
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$265
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announced 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Magnum Media, will purchase Three Radio Stations from La Crosse Media Group

synopsis: Magnum Media will purchase Soft Oldies “102.7 MeTV-FM” KQEG, Country “Kicks 106.3” WQCC, and Conservative Talk 1490 WLFN from La Crosse Media. The three radio stations are located in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
buyer: Magnum Media
Magnum Broadcasting owns and operates radio stations. The company also owns television stations and low power television stations. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Tomah, Wisconsin. "
seller: La Crosse Media Group
Soft Oldies “102.7 MeTV-FM” KQEG, Country “Kicks 106.3” WQCC, and Conservative Talk 1490 WLFN are radio stations broadcasting in the La Crosse, Wisconsin area.
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closed 6/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

SEN 1116, acquired Radio 2CH Pty Ltd.

synopsis: SEN 1116, a commercial AM radio station based in Melbourne, Australia, has acquired 2CH from Oceania Capital Partners, an Australian investment company. 2CH is a commercial AM radio station in Sydney, Australia. 2CH mainly broadcasts oldies music and is aimed at an older age demographic.
buyer parent: Crocmedia
buyer: SEN 1116
SEN 1116 is a commercial AM radio station based in Melbourne, Australia. SEN broadcasts sports radio throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area. They tackle the latest sports news 24 hours a day. Their cover the AFL, A-League, international cricket, horse racing, and more. "
target parent: Oceania Capital Partners
target: Radio 2CH Pty Ltd.
2CH is a commercial AM radio station in Sydney, Australia. 2CH mainly broadcasts oldies music and is aimed at an older age demographic. The station plays non stop classic hits as well as talk shows that provide the latest news and current affairs.
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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 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.
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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 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Forever Media Inc., will acquire Delmarva Broadcasting Company

synopsis: Forever Media, an owner and operator of radio stations, will acquire Delmarva Broadcasting Company (DBC) from Steinman Communications, an innovative, multi-channel communications company. DBC owns and operates nine radio stations. DBC operates pop music, country music, gospel music, news radio, talk radio, and sports stations.
buyer: Forever Media Inc.
Forever Media owns and operates radio stations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio. Forever Media broadcasts in a variety of formats, including music, news & talk radio, and sports. They operate stations in Altoona, Cumberland, Johnstown, Midshore, Pittsburgh, State College, Wheeling, and York. "
target parent: Steinman Communications
target: Delmarva Broadcasting Company
Delmarva Broadcasting Company (DBC) is a company that owns and operates nine radio stations in DE, MD, and NJ. DBC operates pop music, country music, gospel music, news radio, talk radio, and sports stations. Their stations include 101.7FM / 1150AM WDEL, 103.7 WXCY, 93.7 WSTW, and more.
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announced 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Entercom Communications Corporation, will purchase KFTK 97.1 & KNOU 96.3 from Emmis Communications Corporation

synopsis: Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications is selling the St. Louis area radio stations KFTK (97.1 FM) and KNOU (96.3 FM) to Entercom Communications. KFTK is a conservative talk station, and KNOU is an adult-hits station.
buyer: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,489.93)
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 100 million people each week through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. "
seller: Emmis Communications Corporation (NasdaqGS:EMMS:$114.13)
KFTK 97.1FM and KNOU 96.3 FM are St. Louis area radio stations. Emmis Communications Corporation is a diversified media company, principally focused on radio broadcasting. Emmis owns 16 FM and 3 AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin, and Indianapolis.
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closed 2/15/2018 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., purchased KFMB-TV, KFMB-D2, KFMB-AM, and KFMB-FM from Midwest Television, Inc.

synopsis: TEGNA, an innovative media company, has acquired four broadcasting stations from Midwest Television, Inc., a family-owned company that owns and operates TV and radio stations. The deal includes KFMB-TV and KFMB-D2, CBS and CW affiliated TV stations. The radio stations included are KFMB-AM, a talk radio station, and KFMB-FM, a rock music station.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is a media company innovating in the digital age. Their purpose is to serve the greater good of their communities. As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 46 television stations in 38 markets from coast to coast. "
seller: Midwest Television, Inc.
KFMB-TV and KFMB-D2 are TV stations affiliated with CBS and CW. KFMB-AM is a talk radio station, and KFMB-FM is a rock music radio station. All broadcasting stations belong to Midwest Television, Inc., a family-owned company in San Diego. The company owns and operates numerous TV and radio stations.
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announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mitten News, LLC, will acquire WJML News Radio

synopsis: Stone Communications, Inc. is selling Michigan talk radio stations WJNL (1210 AM Kingsley and 101.1 FM Traverse City) and WJML (1110 AM Petoskey) to Mitten News LLC, a newly formed radio broadcasting company. The WJML and WJNL radio stations have been a market leader in Northern Michigan talk and news for over 50 years.
buyer: Mitten News, LLC
Mitten News LLC is a newly formed radio broadcasting company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mitten News was created specifically to acquire the WJML and WJNL radio stations in northern Michigan. "
target: WJML News Radio
WJML is Northern Michigan's Information Station. WJML has been a market leader in Northern Michigan talk and news for over 50 years. Their radio stations WJML AM-1110 Petoskey, WJNL AM-1210 in Traverse City, and 101.1 FM in Traverse City cover the entire northern Michigan area.
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closed 6/6/2016 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, acquired Stitcher

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company has acquired popular podcast listening service Stitcher from Deezer for $4.5 million in cash. Stitcher is one of the most established and popular streaming audio listening brands, which facilitates discovery and streaming for more than 65,000 podcasts to 8 million registered users.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,562.58)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps owns 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. "
target parent: Deezer
target: Stitcher
Stitcher is the leading provider of personalized Internet talk radio and award winning mobile products. Stitcher carries eight out of the top ten terrestrial radio shows and features content from over 12,000 content providers.
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announced 10/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Carolyn and Stephen Jacobs, will acquire Vegas All Net Radio

synopsis: Carolyn & Stephen Jacobs, Producers of the Jacobs Ladder Show, have signed agreements with the majority owners of Vegas All Net Radio (VANR) - acquiring both Partner/Ownership interest. VANR is one of the first Las Vegas-based Netcasting Internet Radio Stations offering space for the public for web-based talk radio and music shows airing online.
buyer: Carolyn and Stephen Jacobs
Carolyn & Stephen Jacobs are the producers and hosts of the popular Jacobs Ladder Show. The Jacobs Ladder Show, with a worldwide audience, is in its fourth year on VANR (Vegas All Net Radio). Carolyn and Stephen Jacobs each interview one-on-one featured guests each hour. "
target: Vegas All Net Radio
Vegas All Net Radio (VANR) is one of the first Las Vegas-based Netcasting Internet Radio Stations offering space for the public for web-based talk radio and music shows airing exclusively on the World Wide Web.
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announced 10/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Deezer, will acquire Stitcher

synopsis: Deezer, the premier global digital music streaming service, announced it is acquiring Stitcher, the leading provider of personalized Internet talk radio and award winning mobile products. Stitcher currently carries eight out of the top ten terrestrial radio shows and features content from over 12,000 content providers.
buyer: Deezer
Deezer is the first truly worldwide digital music streaming service in over 180 countries, with 16 million monthly active users and 5 million paid subscribers worldwide. Deezer is at the forefront of a music revolution, allowing fans instant access to the largest music catalogue in the world. "
target: Stitcher
Stitcher is the leading provider of personalized Internet talk radio and award winning mobile products. Stitcher carries eight out of the top ten terrestrial radio shows and features content from over 12,000 content providers.
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closed 5/3/2013 via BusinessWire

Journal Broadcast Group, Inc., acquired 100.3 WNOX FM

synopsis: Journal Broadcast Corporation, a subsidiary of Journal Communications, Inc. announced that it has purchased 100.3 WNOX FM, licensed to Oak Ridge, TN, in the Knoxville, TN market from Oak Ridge FM, Inc. WNOX is a radio station in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. It broadcasts a news-talk format.
buyer parent: Journal Communications Inc.
buyer: Journal Broadcast Group, Inc.
The mission of the Journal Broadcast Group is to be America’s best local broadcast company through relevant locally targeted programming creating effective marketing solutions for its advertisers, resulting in dynamic and sustained growth for its employee owners. "
target: 100.3 WNOX FM
100.3 WNOX FM is a radio station in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. It broadcasts a news-talk format. WNOX operates a 100,000-watt transmitter, located on Cross Mountain (elevation 3534 ft.) north of Briceville, Tennessee.
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announced 2/28/2011 via PR Newswire

Max Media Group, will acquire Golden Voice Media, LLC

synopsis: Max Media Group, Inc. has announced that it has entered a Letter of Intent to acquire majority control of Golden Voice Media, LLC, a multimedia advertising, production and distribution company that owns the Talent Development rights to Ted "Golden Voice" Williams, the homeless man with the Golden Voice that generated national media attention.
buyer: Max Media Group (MXMI:$0.00)
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks. "
target: Golden Voice Media, LLC
Golden Voice Media, LLC is a new multimedia advertising, production and distribution company that owns the Talent Development rights to Ted "Golden Voice" Williams, the homeless man with the Golden Voice that generated national media attention.
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closed 9/17/2008 via BusinessWeek

RadioTime, Inc., acquired RadioSherpa

synopsis: RadioTime, Inc., a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, announced it has acquired RadioSherpa, which provides a real-time program guide for all HD radio stations in New York City, Boston and San Francisco.
buyer: RadioTime, Inc.
RadioTime is the leading radio tuner that powers Internet services and devices by connecting them to radio DJs, talk personalities, and sports programming. Listeners easily access free, live, local, and global radio programming through RadioTime. "
target: RadioSherpa
RadioSherpa has recreated the radio dial on the Internet so that with one click you can start playing your favorite tunes. Better yet, RadioSherpa takes the guessing game out of listening to the radio on the Internet. We show you what song is currently playing on each radio station.
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announced 6/15/2006 via BNC Analysis

Red Rock Radio Corp., will purchase nine radio stations from Quarn-strom Media Group LLC

synopsis: Red Rock Radio Corp is buying nine radio stations from Quarn-strom Media Group LLC of Cloquet. Assuming the transaction goes through, Red Rock's stable of stations will grow from seven to 16. Red Rock is expected to pay Quarnstrom $7.5 million for the nine stations.
buyer: Red Rock Radio Corp.
Red Rock Radio is a Duluth-based radio broadcasting company. "
seller: Quarn-strom Media Group LLC
Quarn-strom Media Group owns and operates radio stations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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announced 5/11/2006 via PR Newswire

Independence Media, will purchase WIXO-FM, WVEL-FM and WPIA-FM from Regent Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Regent Communications, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Independence Media to sell three Class "A" FM radio stations, WIXO-FM, WVEL-FM and WPIA-FM, for approximately $2.8 million.
buyer: Independence Media
Independence Media is an FM radio station operator. "
seller: Regent Communications, Inc. (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Regent Communications is a radio broadcasting company focused on acquiring, developing and operating radio stations in middle and small-sized markets. Upon the completion of all announced transactions, Regent will own and operate 63 stations located in 13 markets.
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announced 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Atlanta Catholic Radio Inc., will acquire NewsTalk WCFO-AM 1160

synopsis: Atlanta Catholic Radio, a non-profit religious group based in Atlanta, GA, is acquiring NewsTalk WCFO-AM 1160 "The Talk of the Town", an AM radio broadcasting station in Atlanta, Georgia.
buyer: Atlanta Catholic Radio Inc.
Atlanta Catholic Radio is a non-profit religious group based in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta Catholic Radio currently has no broadcast interests. "
target: NewsTalk WCFO-AM 1160
NewsTalk WCFO-AM 1160 "The Talk of the Town" is an AM radio broadcasting station in Atlanta, Georgia. Their weekday hosts are the experts in national and regional news. Their weekend hosts are experts in growing businesses and improving personal life.
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announced 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Atlanta Catholic Radio Inc., will acquire NewsTalk WCFO-AM 1160

synopsis: Atlanta Catholic Radio, a non-profit religious group based in Atlanta, GA, is acquiring NewsTalk WCFO-AM 1160 "The Talk of the Town", an AM radio broadcasting station in Atlanta, Georgia.
buyer: Atlanta Catholic Radio Inc.
Atlanta Catholic Radio is a non-profit religious group based in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta Catholic Radio currently has no broadcast interests. "
target: NewsTalk WCFO-AM 1160
NewsTalk WCFO-AM 1160 "The Talk of the Town" is an AM radio broadcasting station in Atlanta, Georgia. Their weekday hosts are the experts in national and regional news. Their weekend hosts are experts in growing businesses and improving personal life.
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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 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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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 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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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:$1,073.86)
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:$257.87)
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. "
target: WMUU Radio
WMUU, INC., doing business as WMUU AM & FM Radio Station, provides radio broadcasting services. WMUU is a Christian station. The primary mission is to have a Spiritual impact on the communities they serve.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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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.
price ($mm)
$4.35
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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:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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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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$38
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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:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
price ($mm)
$7.70
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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:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
price ($mm)
$3.61
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closed 2/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Christian Music Planet

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, has acquired the Christian Music Planet® brand, including www.ChristianMusicPlanet.com, a leading Christian music web portal.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target parent: EMF Broadcasting
target: Christian Music Planet
Christian Music Planet is the most-read Christian music and entertainment consumer publication. The magazine is also an integral part of the EMF Broadcasting family, which includes the K-LOVE and Air 1 radio networks.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$259.03
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$222.38
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EBITDA ($mm)
$5.53
EBIT ($mm)
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Salem Media Group
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EBITDA ($mm)
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