Wednesday, May 15, 2013

JVC Media to purchase Asterisk Communications' Florida Radio Group

JVC Media, the leading independent, locally owned radio broadcaster on Long Island, has entered into an agreement to buy Asterisk Communication’s five Florida FM  radio stations, WTRS, WMFQ, WXJZ, WBXY and WYGC.  JVC owns 4 FM radio stations on Long Island, WPTY, WBON, WJVC, WRCN and operates Long Island Events, which manages the 7,000 seat outdoor entertainment venue known as the Pennysaver Amphitheater.  JVC was formed by broadcasting veterans John Caracciolo and Victor Canales and is backed by Northwood Ventures

102.3 WTRS is a heritage Country station serving the Gainesville/Ocala Florida market with a legendary track record of success and community involvement.  Hot AC WMFQ, Q92 serves North Central Florida as one of the top rated music stations in the area thanks to its great signal and award winning staff. WXJZ is a unique FM station serving the Gainesville area with a smooth FM music mix format that has developed a deeply devoted following. WBXY and WYGC, both Gainesville FM stations make up the rest of this market dominating cluster.

JVC Media has been in a rapid growth mode, recently expanding on Long Island with its entertainment and broadcast division adding jobs and staff and working hard to make radio local and community friendly once again.

JVC Media CEO, John Caracciolo said, “We are honored and privileged to welcome these top performing radio stations into the JVC family. The prior owner of these stations was committed to community service, high quality broadcasting and creating an excellent work environment for its staff, and we are proud to be able to continue the tradition that Asterisk started in this great market”.

JVC Media VP, COO Victor Canales added, “We love this radio market, and we are excited to continue the trend of fun, local radio in North Central Florida”.  “We plan on adding staff in Florida and New York and to make a big splash with marketing and programming when we begin operating the stations”, he added.

I represented the seller, Asterisk Communications.  Congratulations to John and Fred on a great transaction!

Media Services Group