FCC Watch: Three Station Sales Filed at FCC

WJML_350Longtime 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.

Fenton "Bud" Kelley
Fenton “Bud” Kelley

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.

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