MARQUETTE — Armada Media Partners, based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, recently announced the purchase of Sovereign Communications radio stations in Marquette and Iron Mountain.
Armada already owns and operates Bay Cities Radio, a five-station group based in the Marinette/Menominee area, and Radio Results Network, a 10-station group based in Marquette, Escanaba and Manistique.
The stations in the Marquette area included in the recent transaction are: 92.3 WJPD, 94.1 WUPK, 1320 AM WDMJ, 1240 AM WIAN and 99.5 WNGE. Stations in Iron Mountain area: WIMK 93.1, WMIQ AM 1450 and 94.3 WZNL. The stations will be operated under the Radio Results network umbrella, a press release states.
“We are extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished in the past 10 years with these great radio stations,” Sovereign Communications President and Owner Bill Curtis said in the release. “The opportunity to allow these stations to be transitioned to a new ownership group like Armada Media was too perfect to pass up.”
Radio Results Network General Manager Jesse Huff said: “We plan to continue what has made us successful in the past … and that is providing local news, sports, weather and personalities that live, work and love the U.P.”
Huff will continue to lead operations for Armada Media and Radio Results Network’s original 10 stations along with the newly acquired eight stations.