While doing some review of websites, I got to WLS-AM in Chicago, and my database indicated there had been a licensee change and the new owner is Frank Keeton Aircasters. This was a total surprise to me. Not only does the FCC say the WLS is owned by Frank Keeton, but also KSFO, KGO, WSBN and WBAP
My initial reaction with this must be some sort of a mistake in my nightly processing of the FCC data. But I tracked it backwards to the FCC, and they show the same thing. However, there is no application to transfer the ownership, and most of the places on their website still say it belongs to cumulus.
I just show what the FCC download says. Presumably, this will reverse itself in a day or two. Those stations are probably worth $20 million, so it would have been big news in the radio press if it was actually true. So if you notice incorrect licensee information, don’t panic!