“Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak, owner of WNAV Radio, is selling the station to BMSC Media LLC, a Maryland company.
Sajak Broadcasting Corporation has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for the change of ownership of WNAV, 1430am, the historic radio station in Annapolis.
“I am extremely proud of what WNAV has meant to this community during the more than 20 years I’ve had the privilege of being its owner,” Sajak said in a statement. “I’m grateful to Steve Hopp and the other talented men and women who have worked so hard to keep the Annapolis area informed and entertained. I’m also indebted to our advertisers and, of course, our loyal listeners. As I move toward retirement over the next couple of years, I’ll always look back at my ownership of WNAV with great pride and satisfaction.”
BMSC’s group is lead by local broadcasters Chris Roth and Frank Brady, who both have been employed by WNAV in an on-air capacity in the past.
BMSC representative Chris Roth stated, “WNAV and Annapolis have been an important part of my life for a long time. WNAV was my first full-time radio job over 25 years ago, so it holds a place close to my heart. I’m proud that BMSC Media will be able to continue the legacy of this legendary station.”
The FCC filing process typically takes approximately 60 days. The actual change of ownership is expected sometime in December upon settlement.