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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
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announced 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase Nine Television Stations from Waypoint Media, LLC

synopsis: Standard Media Group, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, has announced its agreement to acquire nine television stations across six markets from Waypoint Media and Vision Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Waypoint Media, LLC
The transaction includes the following stations from Waypoint Media: FOX & NBC affiliate WGBC-TV; FOX affiliate WHPM-LD; NBC affiliate WNBJ-LD; FOX and CBS affiliate KJNB-LD and KJNE-LD; FOX and NBC WPBI-LD, along with ABC affiliate WPBY-LD; as well as FOX affiliate WYDC-TV and MyNet affiliate WJKP.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lilly Broadcasting LLC, acquired WCVI

synopsis: Lilly Broadcasting, a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa., has acquired WCVI in the U.S. Virgin Islands. WCVI is an ABC affiliate, and recently added CBS programming. Family Broadcasting Corporation is the seller and the price was not disclosed.
buyer: Lilly Broadcasting LLC
Lilly Broadcasting, LLC is a privately owned American broadcasting company headquartered in Erie, Pa. and its stations include WICU Erie and WENY Elmira. It also owns and operates One Caribbean Television. "
target parent: Family Broadcasting Group, Inc.
target: WCVI
WCVI-TV is a dual CBS/ABC-affiliated television station serving the United States Virgin Islands that is licensed to Christiansted, Saint Croix.
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase WJZY and WMYT from Fox Television Stations

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Fox Television Stations, will purchase KCPQ, KZJO and WITI from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
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announced 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Studios, will purchase 11 Television Stations from Heartland Media LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Studios, one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 64 shows on the air, will acquire 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA Television Holdings). The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets.
buyer: Entertainment Studios
Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns 15 U.S. broadcast television stations and nine 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers. "
seller: Heartland Media LLC
The 11 broadcast television stations from Heartland Media (USA TV) include stations across multiple US markets. They include WAAY (Huntsville, AL), WFFT (Ft. Wayne, IN), KEZI (Eugene, OR), KNVN (Chico-Redding, CA), KIMT (Rochester, MN), WLFI (Lafayette, IN) and more.
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announced 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Standard Media Group LLC, will purchase WLNE-TV and KLKN-TV from Citadel Communications Ltd.

synopsis: Standard Media, an innovative and diverse broadcast media company, will acquire WLNE-TV, the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV), the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105), from Citadel Communications.
buyer: Standard Media Group LLC
Standard Media Group is an innovative and diverse broadcast media company committed to serving local communities. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Standard Media’s leadership team has a long history of building strong, local television and digital media properties. "
seller: Citadel Communications Ltd.
WLNE-TV is the ABC affiliate for the Providence, RI – New Bedford, MA market (DMA 52) and KLKN(TV) is the ABC affiliate for the Lincoln & Hastings-Kearney, NE market (DMA 105). Citadel Communications Ltd. is an American private broadcasting company based in New York.
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announced 4/4/2019 via Company Press Release

News-Press & Gazette Company, will acquire KQTV

synopsis: News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG), a family owned and operated media company, will acquire KQTV (KQ2) from Heartland Media, LLC, a broadcast media company. KQ2 is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area.
buyer: News-Press & Gazette Company
News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) is a family owned and operated media company based in St. Joseph, MO. NPG owns and operates 13 daily and weekly newspapers in Missouri and Kansas. NPG also operates 15 radio and television stations in 6 states. "
target parent: Heartland Media LLC
target: KQTV
KQTV (KQ2) is a television station in St. Joseph, MO. KQ2 is the leading provider of local news, weather, sports, community events and breaking news in the Northwest Missouri and the four-state area. KQ2 has a broadcast radius of 100 miles and reaches more than 100,000 households in 32 counties.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., purchased 11 Local Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of 11 local television stations, including eight Big Four affiliates, from Nexstar Media Group. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes 11 local television stations from Nexstar Media. The stations include WTIC/WCCT, WPMT, WATN/WLMT, WNEP, WOI/KCWI, WZDX, WQAD and KFSM.
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announced 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

The E.W. Scripps Company, will purchase Eight Television Stations from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, Inc., one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. The acquisition includes WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,208.43)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
The acquisition includes eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They are acquiring WPIX, KASW, WSFL, KSTU, WTKR, WGNT, WTVR and WXMI.
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announced 3/6/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Lockwood Broadcast Group, will purchase WCAV and WVAW from Gray Television, Inc.

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc. announced that they have entered into agreements to sell their Charlottesville, Virginia, television stations WCAV (CBS/FOX) and WVAW (ABC) to an affiliate of Lockwood Broadcasting, Inc., a television broadcasting company that primarily owns CW affiliates in several markets.
buyer: Lockwood Broadcast Group
Lockwood Broadcast Group is a television broadcasting company that primarily owns CW affiliates in several markets. Lockwood Broadcast main offices are located in Hampton, VA with Operation Headquarters in Richmond, VA. "
seller: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
The acquisition includes the Charlottesville, Virginia, television stations WCAV (CBS/FOX) and WVAW (ABC) from Gray Television, an American publicly traded television broadcasting company based in Atlanta, Georgia.
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announced 3/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire WVIR-TV

synopsis: Florida-based Waterman Broadcasting, is selling WVIR-TV NBC29 to Gray Television. WVIR-TV NBC29 is a local news NBC affiliate in Charlottesville VA. They offer local news, weather, sports and more.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
target parent: Waterman Broadcasting
target: WVIR-TV
WVIR-TV NBC29 is a local news NBC affiliate in Charlottesville VA. They offer local news, weather, sports and more.
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announced 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase WWNY, WNYF and KEYC from United Communications Corporation

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with United Communications to acquire United’s television stations, WWNY-TV (CBS) and WNYF-CD (FOX) in Watertown, New York (DMA 178) and KEYC-TV (CBS/FOX) in Mankato, Minnesota (DMA 199).
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. "
seller: United Communications Corporation
The acquisition includes three television stations from United Communications, including WWNY-TV (CBS) and WNYF-CD (FOX) in Watertown, New York (DMA 178) and KEYC-TV (CBS/FOX) in Mankato, Minnesota (DMA 199).
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announced 10/30/2018 via Market Watch

The E.W. Scripps Company, will purchase 15 TV Stations from Cordillera Communications

synopsis: E.W. Scripps is to buy 15 television stations in 10 markets from Cordillera Communications, a company based in Saint Paul, MN that owns and operates television stations and digital news platforms in 11 geographically diverse small and medium-sized markets, serving more than 2.3 million U.S. households.
buyer: The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP:$1,208.43)
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. "
seller parent: Evening Post Industries
seller: Cordillera Communications
The acquisition includes 15 television stations in 10 markets from Cordillera Communications. Cordillera owns and operates television stations and digital news platforms in 11 geographically diverse small- and medium-sized markets, serving more than 2.3 million U.S. households.
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announced 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Quincy Media, will acquire KVOA-TV

synopsis: Cordillera Communications, a leader in broadcast markets across the United States, announced it will sell KVOA Tuscan to Quincy Media. KVOA Tuscan is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Tucson, Arizona. It is Tucson’s second-oldest TV station, dating back to September 1953, and serves more than one million people.
buyer: Quincy Media
Quincy Media, Inc., formerly known as Quincy Newspapers, Inc., is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 14 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all. "
target parent: Evening Post Industries
target: KVOA-TV
KVOA Tuscan is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Tucson, Arizona. It is Tucson’s second-oldest TV station, dating back to September 1953, and serves more than one million people.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Quincy Media, acquired WSIL-TV

synopsis: Quincy Media , one of the largest local journalism companies in the country, has acquired WSIL-TV, the ABC Network affiliate serving southern Illinois, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. This acquisition will extend QMI ownership to 15 television markets. The company owns one additional newspaper, the Quincy Herald-Whig, in Illinois.
buyer: Quincy Media
Quincy Media Inc. is one of the largest local journalism companies in the country. The family-owned company began as Quincy Newspapers Inc. in 1926. The company changed its name to Quincy Media Inc. in 2016 and now has properties in 16 television markets. "
target parent: Mel Wheeler, Inc.
target: WSIL-TV
WSIL-TV is the ABC Network affiliate serving southern Illinois, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri. WSIL broadcasts a high definition digital signal and operates a full-time satellite, KPOB-TV in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, airing a high definition digital signal.
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closed 1/2/2019 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., purchased WTOL and KWES from Gray Television, Inc.

synopsis: TEGNA Inc., an American publicly traded broadcast, digital media and marketing services company, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of WTOL, the CBS affiliate in Toledo, OH, and KWES, the NBC affiliate in Midland-Odessa, TX, from Gray Television,.
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: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
The acquisition includes the leading local stations WTOL, the CBS affiliate in Toledo, OH, and KWES, the NBC affiliate in Odessa-Midland, TX, from Gray Television, a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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announced 8/16/2018 via PR Newswire

Marquee Broadcasting, Inc., will acquire WSWG-TV

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell WSWG-TV, the CBS affiliate for the Albany, Georgia television market, to Marquee Broadcasting, Inc., a small broadcasting company which owns several television stations in the United States.
buyer: Marquee Broadcasting, Inc.
Marquee Broadcasting Inc. is committed to broadcasting the best and most relevant material and information to its listening and viewing public. The company owns and operates WMDT-TV in Salisbury, Md., WGTA-TV in Toccoa, Ga., and WEVD-LP in Dover, DE. "
target parent: Gray Television, Inc.
target: WSWG-TV
WSWG is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Valdosta, Georgia, United States and serving Southwestern Georgia.
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announced 8/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will acquire KRBK-TV

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire KRBK-TV. FOX 5 KRBK is Springfield, Missouri and the Ozark's destination for local news, weather and all of the hottest FOX shows.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target parent: Koplar Communications
target: KRBK-TV
FOX 5 KRBK is Springfield, Missouri and the Ozark's destination for local news, weather and all of the hottest FOX shows.
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announced 8/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will acquire WHDF-TV

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WHDF-TV (The Valley's CW), a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Florence, Alabama, United States, serving Huntsville and North Alabama's Tennessee Valley.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$2,737.26)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target parent: Lockwood Broadcast Group
target: WHDF-TV
WHDF (The Valley's CW) is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Florence, Alabama, United States, serving Huntsville and North Alabama's Tennessee Valley.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

synopsis: Urban One, the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the US, has acquired WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus), a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$444.62)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target: WQMC-LD
WQMC-LD (GTN or Media Columbus) is a low-power independent commercial television station in Columbus, Ohio. It broadcasts locally on channel 23. They broadcast in the Columbus metro area which reaches a majority of the 2.5 million residents of the overall Columbus DMA.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Urban One, Inc., acquired WQMC-LD

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

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

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

Urban One, Inc., will acquire The Team 980

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

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will acquire Praise 102.7

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

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

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

iONE Digital, purchased 3 digital media properties from Moguldom

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

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

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

Crawford Broadcasting Company, will acquire NewsTalk WCHB

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

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

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

Interactive One, acquired GlobalGrind

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

Salem Communications Corporation, will acquire 98.9 Jack FM

synopsis: Radio One, Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell the assets of one of its Columbus, Ohio radio stations, WJKR-FM (98.9 Jack FM), to Salem Media of Ohio, Inc., a subsidiary of Salem Communications.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications Corporation is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company that provides programming targeted at audiences interested in Christian and family-themed radio content, as measured by the number of stations and audience coverage. "
target parent: Radio One, Inc.
target: 98.9 Jack FM
98.9 Jack FM is a radio station in Columbus, Ohio.
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$4.00
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closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Radio One, Inc., acquired WPRS-FM

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

Radio One, Inc., acquired Community Connect Inc.

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

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

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

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired WTPS-AM

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

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

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

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

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

Radio One, Inc., acquired Giant Magazine LLC

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

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

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

Crawford Broadcasting Company, will acquire NewsTalk WCHB

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