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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | July 17, 1997
Continuing its rapid growth strategy, Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said yesterday that it will buy Heritage Media Group's six television and 24 radio stations for $630 million in cash.The Baltimore-based operator of radio and television stations said the deal is subject to regulatory approval and would not take place until the first quarter of 1998. Australian-based News Corp. Ltd. is in the process of purchasing Heritage Media Group, which also provides supermarket coupons and promotions, for $1.35 billion.
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NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer iDB | March 19, 1992
Former radio talk-show host Alan Christian, who was found guilty of misappropriating $680,000 from hundreds of Maryland investors in 1990, has won a $14.5 million court judgment against a man he says caused his financial downfall two years ago.Mr. Christian accused Leighton E. Harrell Jr. of promising to provide financing for his proposed purchase of area radio stations -- but producing nothing. After a brief hearing before Judge Christian M. Kahl in Baltimore County Circuit Court on March 10, Mr. Harrell agreed to the judgment.
TRAVEL
By Jerry V. Haines and Jerry V. Haines,Special to the Sun | October 3, 2004
Tip No. 1 for a trip to Green Bank, W.Va.: Pack lots of CDs. If you hit the "scan" button on your car radio, all you will get is an endless display of numbers as the radio searches vainly for a station. There aren't any. There isn't much else out here in east-central West Virginia, either -- just an occasional farm, a logging truck or, scampering back into the Monongahela National Forest, a deer. The trip here, via routes 55 and 28, winds up into the clouds where snakes of mist curl around the road.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1997
SFX Broadcast Inc., a New York-based operator of radio stations, said yesterday that it will buy three Nashville, Tenn., radio stations for $35 million from Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Inc.The stations are WJZC-FM, WLAC-FM, and WLAC-AM.Upon completion of the sale, Sinclair will own 31 radio stations. It also has agreements to buy 24 others.Patrick Talamantes, Sinclair's director of corporate finance, declined to say why the company decided to sell the Nashville stations.Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates 29 TV stations, announced last week that it plans to raise $290 million from stock offerings to finance an expansion that includes the purchase of Heritage Media Group's television and radio stations.
NEWS
June 15, 2008
Radio stations open in county As Harford County increased in population, the need for dissemination of local news and business advertising gave rise to three radio stations within the county. The first was WASA-AM with 5,000 watts of power and was managed by the Chesapeake Broadcasting Corporation near Havre de Grace. The second station, WASA-FM with 3,000 watts of power under the same management, went on the air June 19, 1960. The Bel Air Broadcasting Corporation, launched the third station, WVOB, on June 11, 1965 with 250 watts of power.
NEWS
By Michael Olesker | March 12, 2002
TODAY'S TRUTH in Broadcasting lesson comes from Stan Charles, known to Baltimore-area listeners as Stan the Fan, who has flipped off his radio microphone after two decades and will bid farewell to hometown Baltimore in a few weeks. He says his broadcasting days are behind him now. He arrived as a spiritual child of Benny the Fan and Charley Eckman, who pioneered belly-up-to-the-bar sports talk around here, and departs amid a radio-band clutter of voices straining to be noticed amid their own static.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | February 27, 1992
WASHINGTON -- In a move likely to raise hackles in Congress, a staff report by the Federal Communications Commission recommended that a single company be allowed to buy as many radio stations in a city as it wanted until it had 25 percent of the audience.In a highly fragmented market such as New York City, for example, a company could own four of the largest stations, or many more smaller stations, without exceeding the 25 percent limit.In small markets with fewer than eight radio stations, the proposal specifies that a company could buy as many as four of the licenses.
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 19, 1998
Democratic state comptroller candidate and former Gov. William Donald Schaefer is to take to the airwaves today on radio stations across Maryland in a series of advertisements with the theme "integrity, experience, independence."Four ads are to run in rotation several times a day on 17 radio stations throughout the state until the Nov. 3 election at a cost of more than $50,000, according to Schaefer campaign spokesman Michael D. Golden.In one ad, an announcer notes Schaefer's decades of public service and says, "He will respond to the best interests of the people of the state and not political pressures.
FEATURES
By Knight-Ridder | October 17, 1991
PHILADELPHIA -- Station WXPN-FM's (88.5) "World Cafe" is making its way into the world.Actually, it only goes to five other public radio stations, in such far-flung outposts as Duluth, Minn., Laramie, Wyo., and Spindale, N.C. Even so, public radio executives from here to Hawaii are watching response to the program, which began national broadcast on Monday.The reason is simple. If "World Cafe," with host David Dye and his eclectic mix of rhythm and blues, acoustic rock and just-out-of-the-box pop, takes hold outside Philadelphia, it could sow the seed of the biggest boon to public radio in years.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | March 19, 1992
Former radio talk-show host Alan Christian, who was found guilty of misappropriating $680,000 from hundreds of Maryland investors in 1990, has won a $14.5 million court judgment against a man he says caused his financial downfall two years ago.Mr. Christian accused Leighton E. Harrell Jr. of promising to provide financing for his proposed purchase of area radio stations -- but producing nothing. After a brief hearing before Judge Christian M. Kahl in Baltimore County Circuit Court March 10, Mr. Harrell agreed to the judgment.
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