Muncie Radio Group Adds Ohio Stations

Posted: Updated:
Woof Boom Radio expects the acquisition to be complete later this year Woof Boom Radio expects the acquisition to be complete later this year
MUNCIE -

Muncie-based Woof Boom Radio has acquired five stations in the Lima, Ohio area. The new additions, which will do business as The Childers Media Group, bring Woof Boom's total station count to 11 in Indiana and Ohio.

Woof Boom President J Chapman says the purchase is consistent with the company's "belief that control of local radio needs to be returned to local communities." The company expects the acquisition to be complete later this year, pending Federal Communications Commission approval.

Matt Childers formed Childers Media Group in 2013, and says he looks forward to "growing these stations and our ability to serve Lima as a locally-owned and managed radio group."

The acquisition includes:

WEGE (FM 104.9 ), Lima, Ohio
WWSR (FM 93.1 ), Lima, Ohio
WFGF (FM 92.1), Wapak/Cridersville, Ohio
WDOH (FM 107.1 ), Delphos, Ohio
WCIT (AM 940 ) , Lima, Ohio

The deal also involves 419 Sports.com and CMG DIGITAL MARKETING.

Woof Boom's current stations in east central Indiana include:

WBKQ (FM 96.7), Alexandria, Indiana
WMXQ (FM 93.5), Hartford City, Indiana
WHBU (FM 103.7, AM 1240), Anderson, Indiana
WLBC (FM 104.1), Muncie, Indiana
WERK (FM 104.9), Muncie, Indiana
WXFN (FM 102.9, AM 1340) Muncie, Indiana

  • Perspectives

    • Want A Guaranteed Negative Return?

      Here we go again! On Wednesday, August 14th, we watched the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) drop over 800 points.  The previous Monday the Dow ended down over 700 points. But what you may have missed is the sharp downward move in interest rates that has intensified with the recent stock market volatility. What does this mean for your portfolio?

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • (photo courtesy The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      Hammond Pulls 135 Jobs from Illinois

      A Hammond factory recently vacated by Michigan-based Lear Corp. didn’t sit empty for very long. Midland Metal Products has taken over the former seat factory, having relocated from Chicago after 95 years. 

    • (photo courtesy of TriCore Logic)

      Fort Wayne IT Firm Expanding

      TriCore Logic has announced plans to expand its office space and staff at its downtown Fort Wayne headquarters. The company plans to invest over $200,000 in the expansions. The 2010-founded company moved to the Anthony Wayne building in 2013, and now plan to grow their staff of five employees by up to eight over the next four years. 

    • ‘Transformation’ Continues in Westfield

      Indiana’s fastest growing city is showing no signs of slowing down.  Mayor Andy Cook says now that Westfield has established itself as a destination for family sports with the Grand Park Sports Campus, the $35 million Grand Junction Plaza will transform the city’s downtown into a destination, a place “where people want to be.”   Cook says the project, more than a decade in the making, is an example of a place making strategy necessary for Midwest...
    • (courtesy Wes Mills)

      Purdue: Farmland Values Decline Fifth Straight Year

      The value of top-quality farmland in Indiana has declined continuing a five-year trend, according to the latest data from Purdue University.  The statewide average of the best cropland is $8,212 per acre, down more than five percent, or $456 per acre, from the same period last year. Purdue’s survey shows average and poor-quality farmland values also dropped, but not as much. Average quality farmland declined by 0.9 percent. Purdue says the poor...

    • (Image courtesy of Horseshoe Casino Hammond.)

      Indiana Casinos to Begin Sports Betting

      A pair of northwest Indiana casinos will soon add sports wagering to their offerings. Horseshoe Hammond Casino and Ameristar Casino East Chicago are both set to open sports betting areas at their respective casinos ahead of the kickoff to the 2019 NFL season.