Longtime Northern Michigan broadcaster Rick Stone has sold his Stone Communications radio stations WJML-AM (Petoskey) and WJNL-AM (Kingsley) to Grand Rapids-based Mitten News LLC, headed by John P. Yob.
The application was filed with the FCC on January 30. The purchase price was $700,000 and also includes an FM translator. Approval of the sale is awaiting FCC action.
Kelley Enterprises of Muskegon, Inc. has sold low-power/class A television station WMKG-CD (Muskegon) to WMKG-TV, LLC for $225,000.
The application was filed with the FCC on January 31. WMKG-TV, LLC is headed by Steve H. Kanzer of Boca Raton, Florida.
In a December, 2016 Mlive article, Kelley Enterprises owner Fenton “Bud” Kelley said “It’s past my retirement time.” Kelley started the low-powered station in 1990. He was also chief engineer for Muskegon’s first local channel, channel 54, a full-powered station that also had the WMKG call letters. That station went dark in 1971.