WCIN-AM has been sold. Robert Cox of St. Louis, the receiver appointed over J4 Broadcasting assets by a Cincinnati federal court last year, has sold the station to American Broadcasting LLC, a Denver-based private equity firm.
The station had been in receivership for 17 months when Cox took over last May and changed the format to smooth jazz.
Founded in 1953, WCIN-AM was the city's heritage African-American station until WDBZ-AM (1230, The Buzz) signed on in 2000.
Here's the listing from Radio & Records:
TERMS: Terms unavailable
BUYER: American Broadcasting LLC, headed by President Randall Dietrich. It owns no other stations. This represents its entry into this market.
SELLER: J4 Broadcasting Company Incorporated, headed by Successor Receiver Robert Cox. FREQUENCY: 1480 kHz
POWER: 5kw day/500 watts night
FORMAT: smooth jazz
COMMENT: Robert L. Cox, Successor Receiver for the assets of J4 Broadcasting Company Inc's WCIN-AM/Cincinnati, Ohio, to American Broadcasting for an undisclosed price.
Can you help my list past WCIN employees and formats? (Remember when it briefly went all classical music under former Channel 5 anchor Ken McDowell in the late 1980s?)
Sports anchor Bill Meredith
Fredd E. Redd
Jazzman Wilbert Longmire