Miller Communications under new ownership

Harold Miller, president of Miller Communications in Sumter, South Carolina, has sold his 12 radio stations, seven translators and three TV cps in the Florence, Sumter and Orangeburg markets to Community Broadcasters LLC in New York.

“I’ve spent the last 15 years building Miller Communications and our reach within the South Carolina radio market," Miller said. "It’s been extremely fulfilling to create this radio group in the state. I’m very excited to align myself with the growing broadcasting entity of Community Broadcasters where I’ll remain in a management capacity.”

Community Broadcasters LLC is co-owned and operated by Jim Leven and Bruce Mittman in partnership with Northwood Ventures in Long Island, New York. Mittman also owns and operates Mittcom, a full-service advertising agency headquartered in Boston.

“We’re thrilled to expand our radio company into three fast-growing markets throughout South Carolina," Leven said. "The Miller Communications purchase doubles the size of Community Broadcasters and furthers our strategic vision to grow a small-market radio group throughout the U.S."

Mittman agreed with the sentiment.

"Both Jim and I feel strongly about giving back to the communities we serve through public service and charitable contributions,” he said. “Our local stations are considered great places to work, and we intend to extend that corporate culture to our new stations in South Carolina.”

Community Broadcasters began operating Miller Communications on Sept. 8.

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