The 3 Towers Broadcasting Company, LLC footprint is growing larger with the announced acquisitions of radio stations in Rockville, Indiana, and Lawrenceville, Illinois.

Shelbyville-based 3 Towers Broadcasting, owned by Scott Huber and Johnny McCrory, is purchasing WAKO-FM 103.1 and WAKO-AM 910 and FM translator W257DW 99.3 in Lawrenceville, Ill., and WAXI-FM 104.9 in Rockville from DLC Media, Inc.

The transaction is pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission.

WAKO in Lawrenceville, near Vincennes, Indiana, and WAXI in Rockville will add to the GIANT fm entities of WSVX in Shelbyville and Greenfield, WROI in Rochester, WREB in Greencastle and WTCA in Plymouth.

Much like the other properties controlled by 3 Towers Broadcasting, the Lawrenceville and Rockville stations have served as longtime members of their communities. WAKO first aired in 1959 while WAXI began in 1977.

The Lawrenceville station is the first for the company outside of the state of Indiana.

3 Towers Broadcasting began operations with the purchase of WSVX in Shelbyville on July 1, 2007.

“We are excited to bring GIANT fm and its online news publication sites to the communities of Lawrenceville and Rockville,” said McCrory. “GIANT fm has a proven track record of being a vital source of news, sports and entertainment for listeners and readers in its communities. We look forward to applying our brand of radio, online and community service to the Lawrenceville and Rockville areas.”

Dave Crooks, President of DLC Media Inc., also has a time brokerage agreement for radio station WFML-FM 96.7. At this time, 3 Towers is in talks with the Vincennes University Foundation about a similar agreement.

Crooks’ 44-year career in radio began at the age of 16 at WNDI in Sullivan. He has worked and owned various radio stations in Indiana and Illinois since 1993.

Crooks served several years on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Broadcasters Association including 2016 as its president. He was an Indiana State Representative, District 63 from 1996-2008. 

Crooks has announced his desire to retire and feels confident the DLC media group is being purchased by veteran radio groups.