Nassau Closes Purchase of Additional AM Serving Allentown, PA
Princeton, NJ -- Nassau Broadcasting Partners, L.P. (“Nassau”) has completed its acquisition of ESPN affiliated radio station WTKZ-AM serving Allentown, PA.
Licensed to Allentown, WTKZ is a Class “B” AM radio station broadcasting the ESPN Sports format at 1320 kHz. WTKZ is part of Nassau’s ESPN network of stations serving the Lehigh Valley, PA region which also includes WEEX-AM 1230 in Easton, PA and WYNS-AM 1160 AM in Leighton, PA. Nassau has been operating WTKZ under a local marketing agreement since August 2, 2004 and purchased the station from Mega Communications.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to continue to build our ESPN Network of stations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey” said Lou Mercatanti, Nassau’s President and Chairman. “In addition to our Philadelphia ESPN affiliate 920 AM, the three stations that comprise The Lehigh Valley ESPN Network, including WTKZ, provide our loyal listener base and advertisers with full-time sports programming from the greater Philadelphia region to Trenton, NJ and the regions surrounding Wilkes-Barre, Allentown and Stroudsburg, PA.”
Nassau owns, operates or has agreements to acquire 52 radio stations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. In national rankings, Nassau Broadcasting is the 15th largest broadcaster in the number of stations owned and the 28th largest in the amount of revenue generated.