Chantilly, VA - Jan 16, 2014 - About the same number of radio stations switched hands in 2013 as in 2012, making for a slow year for transactions, according to BIA/Kelsey's Media Access Pro, a comprehensive data service and analytical software that tracks the entire radio industry. The largest transaction of the year was the 53 stations sold by Cumulus Media to Townsquare Media in August, estimated to be $238 million.
"The slight change in total sales of radio stations in 2013 is evidenced by the few number of large transactions," said Mark Fratrik, vice president of BIA/Kelsey. "This year we anticipate a slight increase as the economy gathers some strength."
BIA/Kelsey tracks the value of transactions in radio and the number of radio stations sold on a monthly and year-to-date basis on its website.
|Top Five Radio Station Deals|
January - December 2013
|Month Acquired||# of Stations||Price|
|August||53||$238,000 ||Townsquare Media||Cumulus Media|
|July||10||$85,500||Hubbard Radio||Sandusky Radio|
|October||42||$70,000||NRG Radio||NRG Media|
|February||23||$66,250||SummitMedia||Cox Media Group|