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John Fredericks Media Network Launches on WENO-AM, Nashville

The John Fredericks Media Network is acquiring WENO-AM, Nashville from Broady Media Group. JFMN is operating the station under an LMA as the deal goes through the FCC approval process. JFMN rebrands the station “News/Talk AM 760 The Flame.” This addition to the JFMN portfolio comes on the heels of its pending acquisition of WCNS-AM, Latrobe and WXJX-AM, Apollo in Pennsylvania. Johnim Fredericks says, “As our stations in Philadelphia have thrived and shown stunning growth, we thought it was critical to bookend the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with Pittsburgh, giving us robust reach in both dense population centers. We offer listeners in Pittsburgh’s Westmoreland County and now Nashville, Tennessee an exciting news/talk alternative that breaths oxygen into a stale and boring ring of warmed-over RINO syndicated hosts on the conservative news/talk syndication circuit. Our Nashville acquisition gives us a base of operations in the Mid-South as we expand along the spine of the Atlantic Coast. Nashville is a high-growth city and an important cultural center of our movement. We will be competing there with the biggest talk station conglomerates in the nation, including Cumulus and iHeart. We will offer Nashville listeners a dynamic alternative choice.