A vulture’s eye view of Young


Young Broadcasting, owner and operator of television stations in ten DMAs, is headed for the Chapter 11 auction block. It filed for protection back in February, and now has a date with the auctioneer on 7/14/09. According to a report in Nashville’s The Tennessean, there is “a healthy amount of interest” in the offer. They are attempting to sell the group as a whole rather than in pieces.

Here is what’s up for grabs.

* Nashville TN: WKRN-TV ABC

* Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY: WTEN-TV and satellite WCDC-TV, both ABC

* Richmond VA: WRIC-TV ABC

* Knoxville TN: WATE-TV ABC

* Green Bay WI: WBAY-TV ABC

* Lansing MI: WLNS-TV CBS

* Lafayette LA: KLFY-TV CBS

* Sioux Falls, SD: KELO-TV CBS. KELO also has MyNetworkTV on a DTV multicast, and has three satellites, KDLO-TV & KPLO-TV, both Sioux Falls, and KCLO-TV Rapid City SD

* Davenport IA-Rock Island-Moline IL: KWQC-TV NBC

* San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose CA: KRON-TV MNTV

* Young also owns national advertising rep firm Adam Young Inc.