Tuesday, January 21, 2014

JVC expands into Gainesville-Ocala, FL

JVC Media/JVC Broadcasting has expanded with JVC Media of Florida’s announcement to purchase a Gainesville/Ocala, FL cluster from Asterisk Communications. JVC has been operating the stations in an LMA since May. On January 17, JVC filed its formal application to acquire the stations for $3.5 Million.*

The stations include Hot AC WMFQ-FM, Country WTRS-FM/WYGC-FM simulcast and Rhythmic CHR WXJZ (“Party 100.9”). The $3.5 million deal includes $350K down, $500,000 in a promissory note and $2,650,000 cash at closing.

JVC will spin its CHR/Dance WBXY-FM (“Party 99.5) to RMA Media (Ricardo Arroyo) for $500K. On December 26, Party 99.5’s format was moved to JVC’s WXJZ-FM (100.9) last month. John Caracciolo and Victor Canales are the principals of JVC, and financing is provided by Northwood Ventures. The stations include two primarily serving the Ocala and three oriented to the northern Gainesville side.

WTRS-FM Dunnellon, a Class C2 on 102.3 MHz with 50 kW @ 489’
WMFQ-FM Ocala, a Class C2 on 92.9 MHz with 50 kW @ 476’

WXJZ-FM Gainesville, a Class A on 100.9 MHz with 6 kW @ 299’
WBXY-FM La Crosse, a Class A on 99.5 MHz with 2.2 kW @ 472’
WYGC-FM High Springs, a Class A on 104.9 MHz with 3.2 kW @ 449’

I was pleased to represent the seller, Asterisk Communications in the transaction.  Congratulations to Fred Ingham, John Caracciolo, Paul Homer, Ricardo Arroyo, and Victor Canales on the deal.

*Pending FCC approval

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tower database available

Closed Circuit to tower owners:

The Inside Towers database has been released and is now shipping.

You can now lookup, plot, map sort and filter all of the tower information from the FCC’s tower registration database in one easy-to-use program.  Custom user information, including attaching local files and folders can be appended to any record.  Towers may be looked up by distance from a Zip Code, lat/long coordinates or an existing tower.  Column displays are customizable.  And the database may be updated (online) as often as you require.

Google maps and Google Earth satellite and mapping are available with a single click.  And fields may be exported for further use in another program.

The database is available for a one-time fee of $1,500; quotes for multiple licenses are available on request. Contact Inside Towers today at:  Inside Towers Database 

You can order today at:  Order Inside Towers Database

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