MediaBrew Communications Marquette, LLC has agreed to purchase radio properties and new media businesses serving the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from Great Lakes Radio, Inc. The group includes stations WFXD (FM & HD) (Marquette), WKQS-FM (Negaunee), WRUP (FM) (Palmer); and translators W291CJ (Marquette), W260AG (lshpeming), W248BU (lshpeming) and W286BC (Marquette). The application for the transfer was filed with the FCC May 13.
Indianapolis based MediaBrew Communications is headed by Charles Williams. Williams served as Market Manager of Emmis Indianapolis from August 2016 to November 2017 after eleven years running Radio One Indianapolis.
Great Lakes Radio Owner and President Todd Noordyk is a long time Michigan broadcaster who has owned 26 stations over 36 years, and is retaining six other Michigan broadcast properties.
Initially, a broker release stated Noordyk’s WQXO-AM and FM translator W249DR at 97.7 MHz (both Munising) were included in the deal, but Noordyk told the MAB that those stations were not sold.