The holdings of Community Broadcasters LLC, owned by Jim Leven and Bruce Mittman in partnership with Northwood Ventures, continue to grow. The FCC has approved their purchase of four Glory Communications Inc. stations in South Carolina.
Community Broadcasters is headquartered in New York and has 16 signals in Elmira/Corning, Olean, Ogdensburg and Watertown, N.Y. Last year it purchased 12 radio stations, seven translators and three TV CPs in Florence, Sumter and Orangeburg, S.C., from Miller Communications.
The South Carolina stations now being acquired are WLJI(FM) Summerton, WSPX(FM) Bowman, WTQS(AM) Cameron and WPDT(FM) Coward. “The closing on these four Glory Communication signals bring Community Broadcasters total holdings to 42,” the company stated, counting radio and TV. “They will consolidate their South Carolina offices and studios with their current Florence, Sumter and Orangeburg locations.”
The staff and gospel formats of the four stations will remain. Mittman said in a statement, “Community Broadcasters has always had the mission of offering the most relevant local content, without relying on syndication, while staying competitive in the marketplace.” The company said its South Carolina expansion complements its holdings in three fast-growing markets and furthers its vision “to grow a small-market radio group in strategic locations throughout the U.S.”