Northern Radio continues to spin off stations in Northern Michigan. On July 14, an application was filed with the FCC to sell silent WSRJ-FM (Honor/Traverse City) to non-commercial operator Good News Media, Inc. of Traverse City. Good News Media currently owns and operates WLJN-AM-FM (Traverse City), WJLW-AM (Cadillac), WLJD-FM (Charlevoix) and WLJW-FM (Fife Lake).
Sales of five of the six Northern stations have been sold or have sales pending. Earlier this year, Midwestern Broadcasting purchased heritage rock station WKLT-FM (Kalkaska). WKLT’s former simulcast partner, WKLZ-FM (Petoskey) was sold to non-commercial operator Educational Media Foundation (EMF). Central Michigan University closed on its purchase of Northern’s WCFX-FM (Leland) and that station is now known as WCMV-FM. Filed, but not closed yet is the sale of WSRT-FM (Gaylord) to MacDonald-Garber Broadcasting. The remaining Northern station yet to be sold is WFDX-FM (Atlanta).