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NextMedia Group

NextMedia Group is an out-of-home media company headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. NextMedia owns and operates 33 AM and FM stations, 5,700 outdoor advertising display across several regions and markets, as well as an interactive division.

NextMedia Group
Private
Industry Media
Fate Sold to Digity, LLC
Founded 1999; 19 years ago (1999)
Defunct 2014; 4 years ago (2014)
Headquarters Greenwood Village, Colorado
Products
Website www.nextmediagroup.com

The Company failed to offer shares to investors in 2003, and stopped reporting its quarterly financial reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission during the third quarter of 2003, at which time it reported a long term debt obligation of some 300 million dollars; 200 million dollars of long term debt was refinanced in 2006. Co Founder of the Company, Carl Hirsch, left in 2007 to become a founding partner of GoodRadio LLC based in West Palm Beach, FL. NextMedia Group is now owned by several private equity firms.

NextMedia Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on December 21, 2009, which transfers 95% of equity in the company to second-lien holders.[1]

On May 27, 2010 NextMedia emerged from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection.[2]

On October 10, 2013, NextMedia Group announced all 33 of their radio stations, and presumably NextMedia 360, had been sold to Dean Goodman's Digity, LLC. The transaction was consummated on February 10, 2014, at a purchase price of $85 million.[3]

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Former radio stationsEdit

Stations are listed by state and market below. Station self-designated titles are denoted in quotations where applicable followed by actual cities of license and format in parentheses followed by frequency and effective radiated power. For AM stations, both daytime and nighttime power are listed.

CaliforniaEdit

San Jose

IllinoisEdit

Aurora

  • WERV "95.9 The River" (Aurora, Classic Hits) - 95.9 MHz, 3 kW

Joliet

  • WCCQ (Crest Hill, Country) - 98.3 MHz, 3 kW
  • WJOL (Joliet, News/Talk/Sports) - 1340 kHz, 1/1 kW
  • WSSR "Star 96.7" (Joliet, Hot AC) - 96.7 MHz, 3.5 kW
  • WRXQ (Coal City, Classic Rock) - 100.7 MHz, 2.45 kW

Waukegan

  • WKRS (ESPN DEPORTES 1220, Waukegan, Spanish Sports/Talk) - 1220 kHz, 1/0.09 kW
  • WXLC (102.3 WXLC Waukegan, Hot AC) - 102.3 MHz, 3 kW

MichiganEdit

Saginaw

North CarolinaEdit

New Bern

  • WANG (Havelock, Standards) - 1330 kHz, 1/ kW

Jacksonville

  • WQSL (Jacksonville, Country) - 92.3 MHz, 22.5 kW (WQSL and WQZL currently simulcast)
  • WQZL (Belhaven, Country) - 101.1 MHz, 31 kW (WQSL and WQZL currently simulcast)
  • WXQR (Jacksonville, Active Rock) - 105.5 MHz, 19 kW
  • WLGD (Now WRMR, Modern Rock) (Wilmington, Spanish language) - 98.7 MHz, 100 kW

Kinston

  • WRNS (Kinston, Country) - 960 kHz, 5/1 kW (WRNS and WRNS-FM currently simulcast)
  • WRNS-FM (Kinston, Country) - 95.1 MHz, 100 kW (WRNS and WRNS-FM currently simulcast)

Southport

  • WAZO (Wilmington, Contemporary Hit Radio) - 107.5 MHz, 75 kW

Wilmington

  • WBNE (Now WILT, Adult contemporary) (Wilmington, Classic Rock) - 103.7 MHz, 20 kW
  • WILT (Now WYHW, Christian Radio) (Wilmington, Adult contemporary) - 104.5 MHz, 17 kW
  • WMFD (ESPN WILMINGTON RADIO 630, Wilmington, Sports talk) - 630 kHz, 0.8/1 kW
  • WKXB (Wilmington, Rhythmic Oldies) - 99.9 MHz, 26 kW
  • WSFM (sold to Sea-Comm Media and renamed WSFM to WUIN) (Wilmington, Modern rock) - 98.3 MHz, 18.5 kW

Washington

  • WERO (Washington, Contemporary Hit Radio) - 93.3 MHz, 100 kW

OhioEdit

Canton

South CarolinaEdit

Myrtle Beach

  • WKZQ-FM (Forestbrook, Alternative rock) - 96.1 MHz, 100 kW
  • WMYB (Myrtle Beach, CHR) - 92.1 MHz, 94 kW
  • WRNN (Myrtle Beach, Sports) - 1450 kHz, 1/1 kW
  • WRNN-FM (Socastee, News/Talk) - 99.5 MHz, 21.5 kW
  • WYAV (Myrtle Beach, Classic Rock) - 104.1 kHz, 100 kW

TexasEdit

Sherman/Denison

  • KMKT (Bells, Country) - 93.1 MHz, 6.8 kW
  • KLAK (Tom Bean, Adult Contemporary) - 97.5 MHz, 32 kW
  • KMAD-FM (Whitesboro, Classic Rock) - 102.5 MHz, 18 kW

WisconsinEdit

Kenosha

  • WIIL (Kenosha, Mainstream Rock) - 95.1 MHz, 50 kW
  • WLIP (Kenosha, Oldies) - 1050 kHz, 0.25/0.25 kW

WebsitesEdit

NextMedia owns and operates coupon and deals websites Rocketgrab.com (serving their radio markets) and CouponCrab.com (serving the Myrtle Beach, SC area) created by the interactive arm NextMedia 360.

External linksEdit

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