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Black Diamond strikes again!

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Black Diamond strikes again!

Post by In the biz » Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:06 pm

Black Diamond buys WMPX and associated stations in Midland. Makes sense as a sister to WUPS.



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Re: Black Diamond strikes again!

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:31 pm

Epic fail by Black Diamond in letting arguably their biggest competitor swoop in & grab KLT!


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Re: Black Diamond strikes again!

Post by 1litemix » Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:25 pm

What I would change is simulcast WUPS on 107.7 Translator in Midland and change 97.7 the Highway



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Post by CK-722 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:14 pm

You'd have to put WUPS on 1490 also to do that. WMPX 1490 and it's translator on 107.7 are linked facilities.


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Post by TC Talks » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:37 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:31 pm
Epic fail by Black Diamond in letting arguably their biggest competitor swoop in & grab KLT!
The owners of Northern Broadcasting and Ross Biederman have been working in the same market for decades. I wouldn't say they swooped in and grabbed klt.


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Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:20 am

We'll have to agree to disagree. Everyone & their mother knew Northern Broadcasting was looking to exit the market. Merging KLT and the Bear into one brand would've produced a top 3 station for years to come.

They could've had the entire rock landscape in Northern Michigan to themselves; they whiffed on that opportunity big time.


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Post by NMCSpeaks » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:08 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:20 am
We'll have to agree to disagree. Everyone & their mother knew Northern Broadcasting was looking to exit the market. Merging KLT and the Bear into one brand would've produced a top 3 station for years to come.

They could've had the entire rock landscape in Northern Michigan to themselves; they whiffed on that opportunity big time.
I TOTALLY agree with you, MW.



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Re: Black Diamond strikes again!

Post by CK-722 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:31 am

Maybe they wanted too much money for WKLT. Maybe they didn't want to sell it to Black Diamond. People rarely know the whole story about anything. All we really know is what is public record. The rest is rumor and conjecture, and "would have could have should have".


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Re: Black Diamond strikes again!

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:53 pm

If I remember correctly, 97.5 + the intellectual property went for $500,000, but a good chunk of that purchase price was financed by the seller.

I want to say 98.9 went for $450,000.


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Re: Black Diamond strikes again!

Post by matt1 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:56 pm

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Re: Black Diamond strikes again!

Post by CK-722 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:35 pm

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Is THAT where they got the idea for the 486-SX?

Same (x, y, z), different (t)

Your bullet missed my trial balloon.

RTN Price. Not guaranteed. As of 12:30, 157.71 Down 0.22.

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