Boston Class A TV sold


A low power television station licensed to the major market of Boston MA is going to a new owner, and is bringing a nice pay day to the seller. The station is WFXZ-CD, a Class A with the advantages of a digital transmitter on Channel 25 and a network affiliation.

No, it isn’t a Big Four affiliation, but the station does bring in the programming of Azteca America, a right that will convey to the new owner-to-be, Prime Time Partners LLC. The buyer is headed by Jose Rodriguez and Marisol Messir, and will operate the station under licensee name WFXZ-CD Station LLC.

The seller is Randolph M. Weigner’s Boston Broadcasting Corporation.

The price: a cool $2.9M cash.

Prime Time is the owner and operator of WMBQ-CA New York, and principals of the company have interests in KBEH-TV Oxnard CA, KMOH-TV Kingman AZ and KEJR-CD Phoenix AZ.

The seller will still have a strong presence in the low power TV business, with stations in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Dallas-Ft. Worth, San Diego, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Bennington VT.