Clear Channel Donates Two More Stations to Minorities

Clear Channel Radio donated two more radio stations to the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, adding to the four it previously donated, the radio group announced Tuesday (July 20) during the MMTC’s annual “Access to Capital and Telecommunications Policy Conference.”

As part of the MMTC-Clear Channel Ownership Diversity Initiative, the stations will be re-launched with new minority operators and executives.

The two newly donated stations are KFXN-AM in Minneapolis and WTOC-A in Newton, N.J. At last year’s MMTC conference, CC donated a transmitter and four AM stations: WHJA- in Laurel, Miss.; KYHN in Fort Smith, Ark.; KYFX in Wabasha, Minn.; and WYNF in North August, S.C.

MMTC selects the candidates for the stations. WYNF-AM was awarded to Shannon Renee deMedicis of Medici Media, Inc., and WHJA-AM was awarded to Jeffrey Hedgemon, CEO of Full Spectrum Broadcasting. The MMTC is now working with Renee deMedicis on WYNF and Jeffrey Hedgemon on WHJA.

Pending financing and final diligence, the stations will be operated under local marketing agreements.