Nashville's top-rated radio station, along with a sister stop on the dial, is being purchased by a Wisconsin company.
Midwest Communications of Wausau has agreed to purchase Evansville, Indiana-based South Central Communications' radio division, which includes nine stations. Among those stations are Nashville's number-one rated Mix 92.9 WJXA and sister station WCJK Jack FM, which broadcasts on 96.3 FM.
Midwest, founded in 1958, is a family-owned company which already owns 63 stations nationwide. South Central, similarly family-owned and founded in 1947, was, according to Radio Ink, in negotiations to sell the radio division to SummitMedia this spring, but apparently that deal fell through.
Midwest CEO Duke Wright told Wasau's WSAU that his company will begin operating their new acquisitions after FCC approval, some time in early fall.
WJXA is regularly Nashville's top-rated station in the 6+ category, scoring an 11.8 in April. WCJK is no ratings slouch either, pulling a 5.1 last month, good for eighth in the market.