WNAV Radio to be sold to group of Local Broadcasters

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              WNAV Radio to be sold to group of Local Broadcasters

Annapolis, MD – (October 14, 2021) – 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. The buyer is BMSC Media, LLC, a Maryland company.
Sajak Broadcasting is owned by Wheel of Fortune host, TV Personality and local philanthropist, Pat Sajak.

Regarding the transition of ownership, Pat expressed “I am extremely proud of what WNAV hasmeant to this community during the more than 20 years I’ve had the privilege of being its owner. I’m grateful to Steve Hopp and the other talented men and women who have worked so hard to keep theAnnapolis 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.“

WNAV will be consulted for programming and engineering services by The MaxxConnect Group of

The FCC filing process typically takes approximately 60 days. The actual change of ownership isexpected sometime in December upon settlement.
Steve Hopp
V.P, and General Manager
Sajak Broadcasting Corporation
WNAV Radio
[email protected]

Rita Rich is news director for WNAV Radio in Annapolis, MD. She's an award winning podcaster, and radio talk show producer. When she's not working on the air with morning show host, Bill Lusby, Rita is responsible for the management of members of the WNAV news team, schedules and assignments.

Rita has called suburban Washington, DC home for over 30 years and her hometown is Dix Hills, in Suffolk County, New York. She's proud to have been born in Brooklyn, NY of two proud Brooklynites. Yes, she's a METS fan. But, please don't hold that against her.

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