Weekly Station Trading Roundup

Denver LP, Cheyenne TV Go For $9 Million

That multi-station transaction, plus four other TV station deals, were submitted to the FCC for its approval during the week ending April 9, according to BIA/Kelsey.

KQDK-CA Denver and KQCK Cheyenne, Wyo.

PRICE: $9,085,000

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BUYER: Casa Media Partners (Juan Salvador Gonzalez Estrada, CEO)   

SELLER: Denver TV Group (Barbara Laurence, member)           

COMMENT:  Denver TV Group LLC's Denver TV Licenses LLC's KQDK-CA/Denver, CO and KQCK (DT)/Cheyenne, Wyo., to Casa Media Partners LLC's Casa En Denver Inc for the cancellation of a $2 million subordinated convertible promissory note plus the assumption of a loan with an outstanding principal balance of $7,084,798.53.


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FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 39, 0.500 kW



FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 11, 18 kW, ant. 1,308 ft.



K51KJ Cedarville


BUYER: OpenSkyRadio Corp (Jeff Cotton, director)

SELLER: Surprise Valley TV  (Dan Hill, officer)

FACILITIES: Ch. 51,  0.575 kW


COMMENT: Surprise Valley TV Club's K51KJ/Cedarville, CA to Open Sky Radio Inc for $1.        .


WXEL West Palm Beach and W44AYFort Pierce

PRICE: $1,445,000

BUYER: WXEL Public Bcstg ( Bernard Henneberg, CEO) 

SELLER: Barry Telecomm Inc  (Sr Linda Bevilaqua, chair bd of trustees)

FACILITIES: WXEL-TV: DTV Ch. 27, 400 kW, ant. 1444 ft.; W44AY:  DTV Ch. 31, 15 kW


COMMENT: Barry Telecommunications Inc's WXEL-TV/West Palm Beach, FL and W44AY/Fort Pierce, FL along with its digital companion channel W31DC-D/Fort Pierce, FL to WXEL Public Broadcasting Corporation for $1,457,102 less the final purchase price reconciliation payment to Classical of South Florida of $11,635.94.

North Carolina

WTVI Hickory


BUYER: Central Piedmont Community College ( P. Anthony Zeiss, president)               

SELLER: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Broadcasting Authority (Elsie Garner, president, CEO)

FACILITIES:  DTV Ch. 11, 2.57 kW, ant. 1191 ft.


COMMENT: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Broadcasting Authority's WTVI (DT)/Hickory, NC to Central Piedmont Community College for $1.



PRICE: $66,000

BUYER: Gray Television Inc (Robert Prather, Jr, president/COO/director) 

SELLER: Wood Investments  (Anthony Serreno, managing member)

FACILITIES: WVEX-LP: Ch. 22, 2.02 kW, ant. 279 ft.; WWVX-LP:  DTV Ch. 47, 15 kW, ant. 591 ft.


COMMENT: Wood Investments LLC's WVEX-LP & WWVX-LP/Marietta, OH to Gray Television Licensee LLC for $66K.     



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Overnights, adults 18-49 for September 27, 2016
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  • Rob Owen

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