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  • #37956

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    DESERT BROADCASTING, INC. has requested an extension of its Silent STA for KBWR-LP/BURNS, OR due to wind damage to its antenna.

    #37961

    cbaravelli
    Spectator

    KBWR-LP, Burns, broadcasts from Burns on 98.1 mHz with 51 Watts at 15 meters HAAT. Class is L1 since 2002. Licensee is Desert Broadcasting Inc. – Bend. It is a community Low Power [LP] FM radio station affiliated with Three Angels Broadcasting Network, West Frankfort – IL, along with six other Oregon Class A and LPFM affiliate FM stations and simulcasts 102.1 mHz KEGB-LP – Bend. KBWR-LP has the history of intermittent operation. 18 June 2018, FCC grants Special Temporary Authority (STA) to remain silent after a recent storm. Programming is Religious. There is no direct internet access.

    Gonna be awhile. Church steeple falls down.

    #38470

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    ROGUE RADIO has closed on the sale of KSQI/MADRAS, OR to OPENSKYRADIO CORP. for $25,000.

    And EDGEWATER BROADCASTING, INC. has closed on the sale of K261DO/BEND, OR to COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC. for $26,700 under an option in its FM Translator Rebroadcast Agreement; the translator rebroadcasts News-Talk KBND-A (FM NEWS 100.1/1110 AM KBND)/BEND.

    #38622

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    ALL CLASSICAL PUBLIC MEDIA, INC. has applied for an STA to operate Classical KQHR/THE DALLES, OR with reduced power due to water incursion damage below the top bay of the station’s antenna.

    #38745

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    LOUIS A. DE SITTER has closed on the sale of K296GO/PARKDALE, OR to RADIO TIERRA for $5. The translator rebroadcasts low power Spanish Variety KZAS-LP/HOOD RIVER, OR.

    #38749

    Screamer
    Participant

    $5 freakin dollars?? So, what you are telling me is that even I can afford a FM Translator?

    #38751

    Broadway
    Participant

    A lot in life is who you know…

    #38792

    cbaravelli
    Spectator

    This from the FCC:
    1 August 2017, FCC consents to assign Starlight Broadcasting LLC, Burns – OR, two current Class A AM and FM licenses along with a FX construction permit to Alexandra Broadcasting Inc, Walla Walla – WA. Alexandra must submit an Ownership Report within 30 days and Starlight must surrender its licenses within 90 days before consent to transfer is given. Original sale price is $75,000.
    Congratulations. That was fast.

    #38798

    boisebill
    Participant

    Local radio (except the lone LPFM) in Burns has nuked any comminty support. Goog luck with that.

    #38809

    cbaravelli
    Spectator

    Five years of bad owners. Five years of bad road. Former owners sue next owner in default for his FCC licenses while the next owner after him is purchasing the stations.
    Throw in sibling rivalries and a divorce.
    $75K for two Class A radio stations is way too much. There is also the $25K Promissory Note made at signing for a total $100K Purchase Agreement price.
    But, there are provisions for Starlight to buy back with an additional 25% premium on the purchase price and any additional amounts to keep the Burns – Hines duopoly afloat.
    Who would do a crazy deal like this? Alexandra, whose owners appear as white knights in radioactive armor for one and possibly two other small duopolies in small markets. 50% CONTROL AND 75% EQUITY.
    Balls.
    For Harney County, #1 FM station is Elkorn’s KJDY, John Day. #1 AM station is KBOI, Boise. #1 media producer is the venerable Burns Times – Herald, the only game around, with an estimated 2017 revenues of $253,000. There is money among the tumbleweeds.
    My understanding is the Starlight crew will continue to manage. If Alexandra does not have a strong presence at the County Fair and Rodeo in four weeks … Good luck with that.

    #38842

    cbaravelli
    Spectator

    Correction: $578,800 is the estimate 2017 revenues for Times – Herald. $253,000 is the high-end first 12 month estimate for Alexandra with an aggressive repair and relaunch.
    My bad.

    #38922

    chessyduck
    Participant

    Obvious listening impact for Malheur County listeners… The price of radio stations continues to decline….
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    https://www.idahostatesman.com/latest-news/article216442990.html

    Idaho Statesman – By Michael Katz

    “4 Boise radio stations were for sale for half a year. Here’s who bought them”

    August 10, 2018 10:55 AM

    After a seven month search for new owners, four popular Boise radio stations have a new home.

    In January, E.W. Scripps Co. announced that it was selling all 34 of its radio stations in order to focus on its television product. Included among those stations was KQXR-FM (100.3 The X, active rock), KTHI-FM (K-Hits 107.1, classic), KJOT-FM (J-105, classic rock) and KRVB-FM (94.9 The River, adult album alternative).

    On Tuesday, Scripps announced it has agreed to sell the four Boise stations and an additional four Tucson, Arizona, stations to Lotus Communications, a Los Angeles based company. The deal is worth $8 million and will likely be finalized at the end of the fourth quarter, according to a press release.

    “Lotus Communications’ commitment to serving local communities – with a focus on western region markets in particular – makes it a natural fit to run the Boise and Tucson stations,” Adam Symson, president and CEO of the E. W. Scripps Co., said in the release. “This deal sets up the stations for continued success.”

    #38935

    cbaravelli
    Spectator

    I don’t see any impact for Malheur County listeners.
    $8M for four radio stations, two are Top 10, in the nation’s fastest growing market seems a fair price.

    #39404

    lastday
    Participant

    I predict KWSO 91.9 Warm Springs is not going to be around in, oh, 2020. The Kah-Nee-Tah resort is closing. KWSO seems to have no real fundraising plan.

    KWSO is operated by Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

    #39405

    cbaravelli
    Spectator

    KWSO-FM, a true gem for Oregon radio broadcasting, doesn’t rely on “pledge weeks”. Majority funding comes from Fedzilla and Salem. Your tax dollars at work.
    Kah-Nee-Tah is the third Paiute casino resort to close past ten years for obvious reasons. CTWS will open its own closer to Madras.

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