Bakers spin off Delmarva noncom FM


The Baker family is one of America’s rare hybrid radio group owners, running a group of commercial radio stations side by side with a group of noncoms. It has just filed to spin one of its noncommercial properties in Virginia.

It’s noncommercial arm is known as Positive Alternative Radio, and that is the licensee of WJCN-FM Nassawadox VA, the station being sold. PAR’s Edward A. Baker signed the application.

It’s going to the Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association Inc., headed by Barry Pollara and Bert Schmidt. HRETA will pay $237K for the station, and will strike up a lease agreement with the seller so PAR can continue to use the tower for an FM translator.

The Class A station operates on 90.1 MHz with 450 watts at 199’.

Nassawadox is on the Virgina portion of the Delmarva peninsula, south of the Salisbury-Ocean City MD market and across the Chesapeake Bay from Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News VA.

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