Local AM, FM stations to be purchased

WVGB-AM 1490 and newly constructed FM 94.5 are being purchased by Partners Broadcast Group, based on Hilton Head Island.

WVGB-AM, owned by Vivian Broadcasting Co., currently broadcasts a gospel-music and talk format 24 hours a day. William Galloway, president of WVGB, will continue to provide Sunday morning gospel and community talk programming on both stations, according to Partners Broadcast.

The owners of Partners Broadcast Group also own Low Country Radio, the licensee of WLHH-FM in Ridgeland, known as 104.9 The Surf.

C.J. Jones is managing partner and chief executive officer of Low Country Radio and Partners Broadcast Group. Joel Garrett is a partner and the chief operating officer, and Joe Mule is a partner and the chief administrator.