Friday, November 13, 2015

Columbus OH Radio: Radio One Acquiring 2 Wilks Stations

Radio One has announced the acquisition country station WHOK 107.1 FM and sports WZOH 95.5 FM from Wilks Broadcast Group for $2 million, subject to approval by the Federal Communications Commission.

Maryland-based Radio One, which owns and operates 55 radio stations in 16 markets, is the largest black-owned broadcasting company in the nation. In addition to HipHop WCKX 107.5 FM, Radio One’s Columbus stations include Classic Soul WXMG Magic 106.3 FM.

WHOK 107.1 FM (3 Kw) Red=Local Coverage Area
Radio One took over WZOH and WHOK on Thursday under an LMA and immediately began making changes. The WXMG format now simulcasts on WZOH; and a gospel music format that once aired under WXMG’s previous call letters, WJYD, will begin airing Monday on WHOK.

WZOH  95.5 FM (21 Kw) 
Georgia-based Wilks Broadcast Group sold its other Columbus station, WLVQ 96.3 FM, earlier this month to WSNY 94.7 FM owner Saga Communications. Formed in late 2004, Wilks owned as many as 21 stations in six markets in 2009, but it has been selling off stations in the past two years and is down to six stations in two markets.

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