Aiir CEO Ricki Lee buys New York radio station
New radio company Border Media, set up by Aiir CEO Ricki Lee and his wife Hanna Kaleta, has bought its first radio station – WRGR in Tupper Lake NY.
“My wife and I are really excited to announce this acquisition,” Ricki told RadioToday. “After numerous visits to the Adirondacks, we’ve simply fallen in love with the area and we’d been exploring radio ownership for some time. This opportunity was too good to pass up and we now look forward to working with the FCC for approval and are exciting to add another choice to the Tri-Lakes population.”
WRGR first went on the air as WTPL-FM on March 17, 1980. On August 31, 1987, the station changed its call sign to the current WRGR.
WRGR was once known as “Rock 105”, which was simulcast with WLPW in Lake Placid, New York. In June 2017, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise reported that the stations had switched to a simulcast of sister station WNBZ-FM and by November 2017, All Access reported that WRGR had gone silent.
Border Media, fully owned by Ricki and Hanna, expects the Acquisition to close in the third quarter of 2018, subject to closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
Broker Jason James of Patrick Communications represented the Seller in connection with the Acquisition.