Manning Family Leaves Radio With Sale of Western Md. Stations

Manning Family Leaves Radio With Sale of Western Md. Stations
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Nassau Broadcasting has agreed to acquire Manning Broadcasting's Hagerstown, Md. properties WARK(AM) and WARX(FM) for an undisclosed amount. Nassau owns 47 stations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New England. When the deal closes, the additional AM/FM combo will create a duopoly with the company's recently announced purchase of WAFY(FM), Frederick, Md.
With this sale, the Manning family leaves radio. The family acquired these stations in 1982.
At 1490 kHz, WARK(AM) features a talk/oldies format at 1 kW. Oldies WARX(FM) serves both Hagerstown and Frederick, Md. at 106.9 MHz with 16.5 kW power.
In other station sales news, Educational Media Foundation Broadcasting agreed to buy Altus, Okla. station KKVO(FM) from Altus Educational Broadcasting Foundation for an undisclosed sum. EMF began operating the Christian Contemporary station under an LMA Dec. 28. KKVO is a 4,000-watt station at 820 feet HAAT on 90.0 MHz.


Md. Shore Station Sold to Pubcaster

The Baltimore Business Journal reported that Your Public Radio Corp., which owns and operates WYPR(FM), Baltimore and WYPF(FM), Frederick, Md., plans to buy WRXS(FM), Ocean City, Md. for just over $1 million.