Monday, November 12, 2007

Marconi | Investment Banking

Full page ad in ColoradoBiz Magazine & Broadcasting + Cable
Chuck Lontines' representation portfolio:

The sale of two FM Radio Stations to GE Capital/Lazer Communications of California serving the Central Valley. The sale of four radio stations along the Northern California Coast to Bi-Coastal Media from Wells Fargo Specialty Finance.

Continued growth in Northern California with the sale of KEBR-FM to KQED Public Radio + TV. This transaction marked our pivot into the National Public Radio markets in California.

Our first FM radio transaction in Hawaii, adding to the growth of K-Love Christian Radio.  This was a tipping-point advisory that launched future growth projects with K-Love in Colorado Springs and a strategic divesture in the Boulder-Denver radio market.

In the Rocky Mountain West, the sale of KFVR-FM serving southern Colorado, KPIO-AM to Catholic Radio Network,  KOLT-FM in Cheyenne and KLMI-FM in Laramie, Wyoming, KIMB-AM, in western Nebraska to Legacy Broadcasting, Americom Towers of Colorado to Mauna Towers, KKCS-FM to Bustos Media of Colorado, KCUV & KJAC-FM to NRC Broadcasting in Denver and KVOD-FM to Colorado Public Radio.

Chuck launched his private investment banking advisory with Palladium Equity in New York, New Radio Ventures, LLC, Craven-Thompson Communications, Northwest Capital in Seattle, Citywide Bank of Colorado, growth capital for Greeley Broadcasting Company (KGRE-AM) with First Bank of Colorado and La Voz Publications to Hispanic Print Media with secured funding from Key Bank Corp.

We are particularly proud of the growth of our friends at Greeley Broadcasting around the state of Colorado.

We also made our first foray into television with Telemundo securing a senior debt facility for expansion into markets effected by Katrina in New Orleans with WP Media Lending, LLC of Seattle.

Under a special services agreement, Chuck has provided technical opine/advisory to Kutak Rock and Shugart Thompson & Kilroy on FM spectrum & trustee matters. Chuck also served in a number of interim projects including Chief Operating Officer of Bustos Media of Colorado in a transitional role for the company and its investors, as a director at Headwaters Merchant Bank and as a member of the finance committee of the Open Media Foundation of Colorado.

Chuck Lontine has also conducted special projects for, Boulder Community RadioWay FM Media and many fund raising and advisory services for Colorado based non-profits and charities.

Marconi at NAB
In 2005 we launched our annual Marconi@Mortons Mixers at the National Association of Broadcasters Conventions.

Including an afternoon golf outing, cocktails, dinner & cigars.

Title sponsors for the NAB Events have included: GLR Radio, Wells Fargo/Foothill, BNP ParibisArbitron Ratings Company, Wilkinson, Barker & Knauer,, ISBA/Minority Media Telecom CouncilPalladium Private Equity and The Palm.

Chuck Lontine has also appeared on CNBC, Colorado Public Television, National Public Radio and his work has been featured on KUSA-TV with Business Editor Gregg Moss. He has also been featured in Inside RadioThe Denver Post, Radio World, The Denver Business Journal, Broadcasting + Cable and most recently The New York Times.

Prior to 2000 and beginning in 1975, Chuck held positions both on and off the air with the industries most admired broadcasting companies.

We've had a lot of fun along the way too.

Today, Chucks projects are exclusive to his own radio investments, digital partnerships and non-profits around the west.

If you would like to contact Chuck: or 303-382-1000.