Cromwell Group Expands into Michigan
Nashville, Tenn.-based group owner Cromwell Group, which operates 31 stations in Tennessee, Illinois and Kentucky is moving into Michigan with purchase of WABJ-AM/WQTE-FM (Adrian) from Friends Communications of Michigan. The sale was filed with the FCC on November 1.
Cromwell Group was established in 1969 when Founder/President Bayard H. Walters applied to the FCC for permission to construct a new AM radio station in Kentucky. That station went on the air in 1972.
Friends Communications has owned WABJ/WQTE since 1990. The sale apparently does not include co-located WBZV-FM (Hudson).