A Deep South Border Town AM Changes Hands

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A Class D daytimer serving a community split by a state line is being sold to the owner of another AM some 50 miles to the northeast.


In a deal valued at $70,000 that has not yet been filed with the FCC, B&E Broadcasting is selling WSLV-AM 1110 in Armore, Tenn., to Greg Roberson’s GRA Communications LLC.

GRA owns one other station: Class D WHMT-AM 740 and FM translator partner W286BG, at 105.1 MHz, in Tullahoma, Tenn.

Armore straddles the Tennessee-Alabama line, and WSLV operates with 1kw during critical hours. The station’s signal can be heard in nearby Huntsville, Ala., and the city of Decatur.

WSLV must power down at sunset to protect Entercom-owned 50kw clear channel Class A WBT in Charlotte, some 330 miles away.

B&E Broadcasting has owned WSLV for at least a decade. In 2007, the FCC issued the company a $7,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for forfeiture to the company for its failure to timely file renewal application and unauthorized operation of WSLV.

Hadden & Associates Nationwide Media Brokers acted as the exclusive broker for the buyer and seller on this transaction.


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Adam R Jacobson is a veteran radio industry journalist and advertising industry analyst with general, multicultural and Hispanic market expertise. From 1996 to 2006 he served as an editor at Radio & Records.