On April 4, Sovereign Communications received approval from the Federal Communications Commission to purchase Escanaba radio stations WDBC-AM and WYKX-FM from KMB Broadcasting.

With this acquisition, Sovereign will own a total of 17 stations in the U.P. region, which includes stations in Sault Ste. Marie, Newberry, Marquette and Iron Mountain.   According to the asset purchase agreement filed with the application, the price paid for the two stations was $866,000.

In other applications filed with the FCC:

Impact Radio, LLC applies to increase the power of FM translator  W246BW (Three Rivers).  The translator rebroadcasts the company’s WRCI-AM, also licensed to Three Rivers.  Filed April 10.

Larry Langford, Jr. seeks to increase the power of FM translator W242CN (Cassopolis).  The translator rebroadcasts his WGTO-AM, also licensed to Cassopolis.  Filed April 10.

Caron Broadcasting, Inc. has filed an application to increase the power of FM translator W224CC (Detroit).  The translator rebroadcasts co-owned WLQV-AM (Detroit).  Filed April 10.

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