FCC Watch: WHST (Tawas City) Sold to Carroll Enterprises

Here’s the latest Michigan-related FCC broadcast filings:

July 21:  The Transfer of Control application filed June 30 by Good News Media, Inc. has been approved.  The Transfer of Control covered gradual changes in the non-commercial licensee’s board of directors.  The stations affected are WLJD-FM (Charlevoix), WLJN-AM (Elmwood Township), WLJN-FM (Traverse City), WLJW-AM (Cadillac) and WLJW-FM (Fife Lake).

July 20:  The application filed May 11 to transfer 55 percent of the licensee of WYGR-AM (Grand Rapids) has been approved.  Roland Rusticus is selling 55 percent of WYGR, LLC, licensee of WYGR-AM and associated translator W235BN to partners Scott R. Pastoor and Eric A. Mills for $123,000.

July 19:  Northern Christian Radio, Inc. has filed an application to transfer the license of WHST-FM (Tawas City) to Carroll Enterprises, Inc.  The purchase price listed on the sale agreement filed with the application is $175,000.  The station is presently operated as a non-commercial educational station, but will presumably convert to a commercial operation upon acquisition by Carroll.

July 19:  Michigan Community Radio has filed an application to make a minor modification to the construction permit of FM translator W248CC (Ecorse).  The modification seeks to change the translator output frequency from 97.5 MHz to 99.1 MHz and reduce ERP.

July 19:  Michigan Community Radio has filed an application for changes to FM translator W260CQ (Plainfield Township).   The application seeks to increase the translator’s ERP.

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