Alpha Media

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Alpha Media USA
Trading name Alpha Media
Industry Mass media
Genre Radio broadcasting
Predecessors stations owned by Triad Broadcasting, L&L Broadcasting LLC, Main Line Broadcasting, Alpha Broadcasting
Founded Portland, Oregon (2014 (2014))
Founders Lawrence R. "Larry" Wilson
Headquarters Portland, Oregon, US
Number of locations 72
Key people

Larry Wilson (Chairman/CEO)
Bob Proffitt (President/COO)

Donna Heffner (CFO)
Website www.alphamediausa.com

Alpha Media USA is a radio broadcasting company based in Portland, Oregon and led by Lawrence R. "Larry" Wilson. The group does business under the Alpha Media name.

It was formed from the merger of L&L Broadcasting, Alpha Broadcasting, and Main Line Broadcasting on July 1, 2014.

It owns its radio stations through Alpha Media Licensee, LLC. At its formation, it owned 68 radio stations in 12 markets, along with two theatres (in Portland and San Antonio) and a digital marketing firm in Peoria, Illinois.

L&L Broadcasting[edit]

The broadcasting group was sometimes referred to as Live and Local.

L&L was formed in 2012 to buy all but two of the radio stations of Triad Broadcasting for $21 million; the deal, involving 32 stations in 5 radio markets, closed in May 2013, and transfer was finalized in June 2013. L&L immediately arranged for the 6 stations in the Fargo, North Dakota market to be sold to Jim Ingstad.[1]

In August 2013, L&L arranged to buy, from YMF Media (Yucaipa Companies and Earvin "Magic" Johnson),[2] the six stations formerly owned by Inner City Broadcasting in the Jackson, Mississippi radio market.[3]

In September, 2013, L&L definitively agreed to purchase an additional 5 stations in Columbia, South Carolina from YMF Media.[4]

On April 17, 2014, L&L Broadcasting announced that it has agreed to merge with Alpha Broadcasting, while purchasing the stations of Main Line Broadcasting.[5]

Theatres[edit]

Alpha Media owns The Bing Lounge (associated with KINK) in Portland and The Alamo Lounge in San Antonio, Texas.[6]

Station list[edit]

Holdings[edit]

Callsign Freq. City Market Transferred From Notes
WIRL 1290 kHz Peoria, IL Peoria, IL June 26, 2013 Triad
WMBD (AM) 1470 kHz Peoria, IL Peoria, IL June 26, 2013 Triad
W262BY 100.3 MHz Peoria, IL Peoria, IL June 26, 2013 Triad
W274BM 102.7 MHz Peoria, IL Peoria, IL June 26, 2013 Triad
WPBG 93.3 MHz Peoria, IL Peoria, IL June 26, 2013 Triad
WSWT 106.9 MHz Peoria, IL Peoria, IL June 26, 2013 Triad
WDQX 102.3 MHz Morton, IL Peoria, IL June 26, 2013 Triad
WXCL 104.9 MHz Pekin, IL Peoria, IL June 26, 2013 Triad
WKOY-FM 100.9 MHz Princeton, WV Bluefield, WV June 26, 2013 Triad
WKEZ (AM) 1240 kHz Bluefield, WV Bluefield, WV June 26, 2013 Triad
WHAJ 104.5 MHz Bluefield, WV Bluefield, WV June 26, 2013 Triad
WHIS 1440 kHz Bluefield, WV Bluefield, WV June 26, 2013 Triad
WHKX 106.3 MHz Bluefield, VA Bluefield, WV June 26, 2013 Triad
WHQX 107.7 MHz Gary, WV Bluefield, WV June 26, 2013 Triad
WCPR-FM 97.9 MHz Wiggins, MS Biloxi, MS June 26, 2013 Triad
WUJM 96.7 MHz Gulfport, MS Biloxi, MS June 26, 2013 Triad
WXBD 1490 kHz Biloxi, MS Biloxi, MS June 26, 2013 Triad
WTNI 1640 kHz Biloxi, MS Biloxi, MS June 26, 2013 Triad
WQBB 105.9 MHz Pascagoula, MS Biloxi, MS June 26, 2013 Triad
WXYK 107.1 MHz Gulfport, MS Biloxi, MS June 26, 2013 Triad
WRWN 107.9 MHz Port Royal, SC Savannah, GA June 26, 2013 Triad
WGCO 98.3 MHz Midway, GA Savannah, GA June 26, 2013 Triad
WFXH-FM 106.1 MHz Hilton Head I., SC Savannah, GA June 26, 2013 Triad
WUBB 106.9 MHz Bluffton, SC Savannah, GA June 26, 2013 Triad
WHHW 1130 kHz Hilton Head I., SC Savannah, GA June 26, 2013 Triad
W228CI 93.5 MHz Hilton Head I., SC Savannah, GA June 26, 2013 Triad
WXYY 100.1 MHz Rincon, GA Savannah, GA March 3, 2014 Tama Broadcasting [7]
WWDM-FM 101.3 MHz Sumter, SC Columbia, SC November 27, 2013 YMF [4]
WHXT-FM 103.9 MHz Orangeburg, SC Columbia, SC November 27, 2013 YMF [4]
WMFX-FM 102.3 MHz Saint Andrews, SC Columbia, SC November 27, 2013 YMF [4]
WARQ 93.5 MHz Columbia, SC Columbia, SC November 27, 2013 YMF [4]
WOIC 1230 kHz Columbia, SC Columbia, SC November 27, 2013 YMF [4]
WJNT 1180 kHz Pearl, MS Jackson, MS September 24, 2013 YMF [8] Also has booster FM station at 103.3 MHz
WOAD (AM) 1300 kHz Jackson, MS Jackson, MS September 24, 2013 YMF [8]
WJQS 1400 kHz Jackson, MS Jackson, MS September 24, 2013 YMF [8]
WJMI 99.7 MHz Jackson, MS Jackson, MS September 24, 2013 YMF [8]
WRKS 105.9 MHz Pickens, MS Jackson, MS September 24, 2013 YMF [8]
WKXI-FM 107.5 MHz Magee, MS Jackson, MS September 24, 2013 YMF [8]
KJXK 102.7 MHz San Antonio, TX San Antonio, TX January 2014 BMP Radio
KTSA 550 kHz San Antonio, TX San Antonio, TX January 2014 BMP Radio
KZDC 1250 kHz San Antonio, TX San Antonio, TX January 2014 BMP Radio
KSAH (AM) 720 kHz Universal City, TX San Antonio, TX January 2014 BMP Radio
KHHL 103.1 MHz Karnes City, TX San Antonio, TX January 2014 BMP Radio
KSAH-FM 104.1 MHz Pearsall, TX San Antonio, TX January 2014 BMP Radio
KLEY-FM 95.7 MHz Jourdanton, TX San Antonio, TX January 2014 BMP Radio
KTFM 94.1 MHz Floresville, TX San Antonio, TX January 2014 BMP Radio
WGZB-FM 96.5 MHz Lanesville, IN Louisville, KY July 1, 2014 Main Line [9]
WDJX 99.7 MHz Louisville, KY Louisville, KY July 1, 2014 Main Line [9]
WMJM 101.3 MHz Jeffersontown, KY Louisville, KY July 1, 2014 Main Line [9]
WXMA 102.3 MHz Louisville, KY Louisville, KY July 1, 2014 Main Line [9]
WESI 105.1 MHz Shepherdsville, KY Louisville, KY July 1, 2014 Main Line [9]
WLFV 93.1 MHz Ettrick, VA Richmond-Petersburg, VA July 1, 2014 Main Line
WWLB 98.9 MHz Midlothian, VA Richmond-Petersburg, VA July 1, 2014 Main Line
WARV-FM 100.3 MHz Petersburg, VA Richmond-Petersburg, VA July 1, 2014 Main Line
WBBT-FM 107.3 MHz Powhatan, VA Richmond-Petersburg, VA July 1, 2014 Main Line
WROU-FM 92.1 MHz West Carrollton, OH Dayton, OH July 1, 2014 Main Line
WGTZ 92.9 MHz Eaton, OH Dayton, OH July 1, 2014 Main Line
WCLI-FM 101.5 MHz Enon, OH Dayton, OH July 1, 2014 Main Line
WDHT 102.9 MHz Urbana, OH Dayton, OH July 1, 2014 Main Line
WING 1410 kHz Dayton, OH Dayton, OH July 1, 2014 Main Line
WQCM 94.3 MHz Greencastle, PA Hagerstown, MD-Chambersburg, PA July 1, 2014 Main Line
WIKZ 95.1 MHz Chambersburg, PA Hagerstown, MD-Chambersburg, PA July 1, 2014 Main Line
WDLD 96.7 MHz Halfway, MD Hagerstown, MD-Chambersburg, PA July 1, 2014 Main Line
WCHA-AM 800 kHz Chambersburg, PA Hagerstown, MD-Chambersburg, PA July 1, 2014 Main Line
WHAG-AM 1410 kHz Halfway, MD Hagerstown, MD-Chambersburg, PA July 1, 2014 Main Line
W242BY 96.3 MHz Chambersburg, PA Hagerstown, MD-Chambersburg, PA July 1, 2014 Main Line
KUPL 98.7 MHz Portland, OR Portland, OR July 1, 2014 Alpha [10]
KBFF 95.5 MHz Portland, OR Portland, OR July 1, 2014 Alpha [10]
KXL-FM 101.1 MHz Portland, OR Portland, OR July 1, 2014 Alpha [10]
KINK 101.9 MHz Portland, OR Portland, OR July 1, 2014 Alpha [10]
KXTG 750 kHz Portland, OR Portland, OR July 1, 2014 Alpha [10]
KUFO 970 kHz Portland, OR Portland, OR July 1, 2014 Alpha [10]

Divestments[edit]

Callsign Freq. City Market Transferred From Divested To Notes
KLTA 98.7 MHz Moorhead, MN Fargo, ND June 26, 2013 Triad , IngstadIngstad [citation needed]
KPFX 107.9 MHz Fargo, ND Fargo, ND June 26, 2013 Triad , IngstadIngstad [citation needed]
KQWB (AM) 1660 kHz West Fargo, ND Fargo, ND June 26, 2013 Triad , IngstadIngstad [citation needed]
KQWB-FM 105.1 MHz Breckenridge, MN Fargo, ND June 26, 2013 Triad , IngstadIngstad [citation needed]
KVOX-FM 99.9 MHz Moorhead, MN Fargo, ND June 26, 2013 Triad , IngstadIngstad [citation needed]
KBMW 1450 kHz Breckenridge, MN Fargo, ND June 26, 2013 Triad , IngstadIngstad [citation needed]
WGZO 103.1 MHz Parris I., SC Savannah, GA November 11, 2013 Triad Apex [citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thursday, May 2, 2013". Radio Info (Longmeadow, Massachusetts: Radio Info, Inc.). 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  2. ^ "A look inside YMF Media". Radio & Television Business Report. Woodbridge, Virginia: Streamline RBR, Inc. May 2, 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  3. ^ "L&L Broadcasting adds to its map.". Inside Radio (Littleton, New Hampshire: M Street Corporation). August 18, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "L & L Broadcasting To Purchase YMF Media In Columbia, SC". All Access (Los Angeles, California: All Access Music Group). 2013-09-16. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  5. ^ "L&L Broadcasting and Alpha Broadcasting Agree To Merge and Become Alpha Media". 17 April 2014. 
  6. ^ http://alphamediausa.com/
  7. ^ Venta, Lance (August 2, 2013). "L&L Acquires WSSJ Savannah". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Tuesday, July 16, 2013". Radio Info (Longmeadow, Massachusetts: Radio Info, Inc.). 2013-07-16. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  9. ^ a b c d e Heffner, Donna L. (2014-07-01). "Consummation Notice". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2014-07-02.  Lead station file number BALH-20140423ACB.
  10. ^ a b c d e f Heffner, Donna L. (2014-07-01). "Consummation Notice". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2014-07-02.  Lead station file number BALH-20140418AAB.