RADIO VETERANS J CHAPMAN AND MATT CHILDERS FORM NEW COMPANY, KEEPING MARKET-LEADING RADIO STATIONS WITH LOCAL OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN WEST – CENTRAL OHIO
Muncie, IN Lima, OH – Friday, August 25, 2017
Beginning with a vision of great radio servicing their local community, Woof Boom Radio grows with the addition of five Lima Ohio area stations.
We are forming a new entity that will continue to do business as The Childers Media Group. The similarities in organizational culture between the current Woof Boom Stations and Childers Media Group stations is remarkable. All of these stations understand what it means to use their voice to build their community.
Once the acquisition is completed later this year, Woof Boom Radio will own and operate 11 local radio stations throughout East Central Indiana and West Central Ohio.
The properties servicing West Central Ohio Area that form the heart of the new entity include:
WEGE ( FM 104.9 ),Lima
WWSR ( FM 93.1 ), Lima
WFGF ( FM 92.1), Wapak/Cridersville
WDOH ( FM 107.1 ), Delphos
WCIT ( AM 940 ) , Lima
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The acquisition of the five station group was announced today and is expected to close later this year, pending Federal Communications Commission approval and the new company will begin managing the stations September 1, 2017.
Matt Childers, President & Managing Partner stated: “I am very proud to have had the opportunity to serve the Lima community for the past twenty years. My passion has been working in radio, within our community, and working with our valued clients & listeners. I am extremely excited to continue leading our organization in partnership with J Chapman & team. “
In March of 2013 Childers formed Childers Media Group. Today that organization is the largest locally owned media group serving the Lima area. “ I had a vision of a local media company that was truly here to build up our community. It was only because of the support of the original CMG Partners that these stations have provided a locally owned voice and will continue to do so going forward, Childers stated. “
“Matt Childers and I worked together for several years. We share very similar values and I have always admired the way he leads CMG.” Chapman said. “His passion for Lima, their customers, and the CMG employees is admirable and very similar to the manner in which we operate our stations. I look forward to growing our stations and our ability to serve Lima as a locally owned and managed radio group.”
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About Woof Boom Radio: Privately held Woof Boom Radio was formed in 2013 to restore local control to radio listeners , Woof Boom Radio is managed by radio industry veteran J Chapman, who is committed to passionate, local leadership in radio to benefit local communities, advertisers, and listeners. For more information, visit www.WoofBoomRadio.com or www.cmgroup.co