Major Keystone Acquires Four Pennsylvania Stations From Cumulus

Andrea and Patrick ‘DJ Grooves’ Cerullo’s Major Keystone LLC has announced the purchase of four stations from Cumulus Media.

Major Keystone will pay $179,500 for 590 WARM Scranton, 1240 WIOV/98.5 W253CK Reading, 1320 WTKZ Allentown, and 1440 WGLD/107.1 W296EA Manchester Township/York PA. All four stations currently air Sports programming with WARM, WGLD and WIOV running CBS Sports Radio network programming and WTKZ simulcasting “Fox Sports Lehigh Valley” 1230 WEEX Easton/94.7 W234AX Allentown.

The stations will join Major Keystone’s current Eastern Pennsylvania holdings that include Hip Hop “Loud 99.3” W257DI Reading PA (fed via Cumulus’ 100.7 WLEV-HD4 Allentown) and LMA of “Loud Radio 106.9/99.5” 1600 WHOL/106.9 W295CR Allentown and 1400 WEST/99.5 W258DV Easton. The company also recently acquired 101.5 W268BB State College PA. Grooves also hosts the syndicated “In The Mix with DJ Grooves” mixshow and offers the “Loud Radio” format via 24/7 syndication with affiliates in Binghamton NY, Fort Wayne IN, and Youngstown OH via G Networks.

Disclaimer: I serve as digital consultant for Major Keystone’s stations and advised on some technical aspects of the acquisition.

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