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Community Broadcasters Picks Up S.C. Stations

Company has entered into a deal for Miller Communications

ELMIRA, N.Y.�Community Broadcasters, already active in New York and Massachusetts, has entered into a deal for Miller Communications, a small group owner with properties in South Carolina.�

According to a release, Community will add �12 signals, seven translators and three TV CPs in Florence, Sumter and Orangeburg, S.C.��

Community Broadcasters co-owner Jim Leven said, �We�re expanding our radio holdings into three fast-growing markets throughout South Carolina. The Miller Communications� purchase doubles the size of Community Broadcasters and furthers our strategic vision to grow a small-market radio group throughout the U.S.��

Partner Bruce Mittman added, �We established Community Broadcasters in 2006 with the vision to become the voice for the community, focusing on local news, sports and area events, not just syndicated programming. Both Jim and I feel strongly about giving back to the communities we serve through public service and charitable contributions.��

Miller Communications owner Harold Miller will remain onboard in a management position.�

The stations involved are (all in South Carolina): WGFG(FM), Branchville; WOLH(AM), Florence; WWKT(FM), WDKD(AM), Kingstree; WHYM(AM), Lake City; WSIM(FM), Lamar; WQKI(FM), Orangeburg; WFRK(FM), Quinby; WWBD(FM), WDXY(AM), WWHM(AM), Sumter; and WIBZ(FM), Wedgefield.�

Meanwhile, in North Carolina, the�Bible Broadcast Network�has purchased WILT(FM) in Wilmington from Capitol Broadcasting Co. for $300,000. Greg Guy of�Patrick Communications�was the broker.