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Community Broadcasters Expands to South Carolina

BBN buys in North Carolina

The Carolinas seem to be where the radio action is these days.

Community Broadcasters, hitherto active in upstate New York, has entered into a deal for Miller Communications, a small group owner with numerous properties in South Carolina.

According to a release, Community will be picking up “12 signals, seven translators and three TV CPs in Florence, Sumter and Orangeburg, South Carolina.”

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.