Broadcast Technical Associates was formed in 1996 by Mark Nolte a broadcast engineering consultant in Las Vegas. Later Station Owner/ Broker David Wagenvoord joined me and we launched BROADCAST4SALE.COM.  It was Daves Idea to take a behind the scenes business like selling radio stations in secret, to just puting them publicly on the internet for all to see. At that time this was never done because if your current advertisers knew you were for sale. they would wait to see the changes in new management. Everything is about relationships, your confidence to deliver them business. Station revenues were at risk if you were for sale. Within 6 months we picked up the national endowment for the arts looking to buy a station in Salinas CA. I had six stations and Dave had six stations. We sold our stations and became hunters of new stations we could sell. Of the many deals the most spectacular was KMPC Los Angeles for Paul Allen to Radio Korea Paul Sohn. This took six months to fix the station and sold for 33 million. In 25 years I have lost a few good associates. John Furr, Delvis Kidwell, Bill Fox, Patrick C. Clary, John B. Kenkle, Larry Cheney, Jim Tipton, David Wagenvoord, Robert Rooks, all partners and associates we have lost to age and natural causes. I am 60 and never expected to live to 21. Without a few of my mentors, We still are a good team. Many times, My counsel becomes your counsel, My CPA becomes your CPA, My engineers become yours, My sellers become your sales trainers, My friends become your friends once you get to know us.

To reach Mark by phone text MARK @ 702.327.6256

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Broadcast Technical Associates, LLC 

41 Columbia Ave.

Suite#200

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 

markcnolte@gmail.com

Today we represent buyers and sellers in the area of broadcast station sales, but with the intent to work with broadcast owners in areas of Branding, Marketing and Station Engineering. Nobody wants to throw good money after bad. We sell fewer stations and concentrate helping our clients keep their stations and stay competitive. Our consulting company grew out of an idea that a background in Engineering with experience upgrading and moving stations into other markets gives the ability to see the forest for the trees. When owners are losing money it is not easy to see advantages.

We enjoyed 10 great years of selling followed by a media crash October 2007. The market changes everyday. Investors are hard to come by, Selling or Buying, many times we find owner financed deals. We have $100 solutions for $1000 problems and $1000 solutions to the big ones. Call me Mark @ 702.327.6256.   

Since its formation in 1997, Our company has advised clients in millions of dollars in radio and television sales. Most of our clients have felt comfortable with us representing both the buyer and the seller in their various stages of transactions. Our unique sales process of internet based marketing transparency has worked well for our clients repeatedly over the past 15 years.

There is no government regulation of brokering, Brokering is about relationships. Many times the buyers offer to little and sellers want too much. We can find middle ground and everyone makes money. For us the proof is in the repeat business...and all of our clients have either done repeat business with us or indicated they would be happy to do more business with us now or in the future. Our expertise is in the evaluation of the upgrade potential and operation of stations, adds value for our buyers and keeps our sellers from leaving money on the table.

In today's streaming media climate, Pay tv is on the decline. Over the Air TV is coming back with digital upgrades giving more channels to sell. It takes creativity to put together buyers and sellers at a fair price with which both parties will be happy. Whether it is radio or television, cable or computer communications, at least one of our partners has the experience to successfully complete the transaction. We specialize in selling the first time buyers. 

The secret to my success then and now is my lifetime love and experience in electronics, everybody loves an arc-r-sparker fix anything Angus MacGyver type. If it does not come off the top shelf, I can find it for you. I can filter truth and reality before the money runs out. Gill Garcia of Hicks Communications (now Clear Channel) exaggerated my skills and recommended me for KIXK Dallas my first major market job. I loved that experience and still owe Gill credit for his confidence.

As far back as 1983, I and Lee Rohden with Texas Oil and Gas, Filed 3 FM 80-90 drop-ins, Lubbock, Canyon, Bastrop, TX and Ben Wollery in Columbus, KS (family hometown). Texas Apps all failed but the Kansas deal was granted. We operated KCCU until it sold for $67K. At the time it seemed like a deal. The financial responsibility of station ownership changed the direction of my life. I was a Broadcaster beyond the Columbus experience. I spent a few years in the Two Way/Cellular Biz away from broadcast for perspective and planning.

1985 Jim Ray bought KOKE AM and KGNB/KNBT New Braunfels...I will still bet on Jim Ray today. Bobby Mack (Bob McDonald) burned into my mind one phrase "You cant own a station...it will cost you $250 thousand just to flip the switch...then how are you going to (staff it) run it!" I was angry and could not have been so motivated to prove him wrong...and did so in Hobbs, NM...again...and again...and again...and again....and again...the rest would be bragging but you get the idea. At some moment in life, every business person would like to keep score of their success. My skill in selling technical consulting services and my experience in acquiring construction permits helped me promote investors to build those permits. Popularity of broadcasting made good deals harder to create to the point of getting stuck as a small market owner. Marketing stations, the daily business of Advertising, ultimately, a greedy wife led the desire to sell those stations.

My Broker experience led me first to Norman Fischer and Associates in Austin, Texas. I worked for Bill Fox as a bird-dog (looking for stations that could be for sale). Bill would list them after I would cold call station owners with free engineering work to fix the stations prior to sale. I was able to negotiate better deals direct with the owners, as only a station engineer, John Barger with John Furr and Associates (Clear Channel) was my indirect mentor. He would crack "Nolte always gets the good stuff!" In the late 90s John Lauer with Force Communications and David Wagenvoord used me to bird-dog clients. Dave always said "Your best customer is always your best customer." Fifteen years of Broadcast Brokerage AM FM and LPTV station sales. We Broker, Co-Broker, Consult both Technical and Marketing strategies. We will help you, not go broke. Call Mark at: 702.327.6256. We also specialize in acquisitions from bankruptcy.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

KOLE Port Arthur, TX 1340

Legondary station 1KW day and night good coverage needs a tune up Asking $400K with term to the right person.

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