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Another TV Win For Winemiller, This Time In Georgia

Lowcountry 34 — led by Jeff and Janet Winemiller — is selling a full-power station in Savannah, Ga., that had been associated with two LPTVs in the market. That was in January. Now, the Winemillers are buying two additional LPTVs in the DMA.

Hearst Adjusts Its TV Translators In Albuquerque DMA

A pair of deals involving Hearst Television's big ABC affiliate serving most of New Mexico have been signed off by President Jordan Wertlieb. The transactions will see the company part ways with a TV translator serving Farmington, N. Mex., while grabbing another TV translator serving one of the most picturesque locales in the Rocky Mountains.

Cocola, NBCU Move Ahead With Telemundo Swap

An asset exchange agreement is moving forward that will shift NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises' Telemundo network from one signal to another. The deal is significant, as the station NBCU is acquiring is one of a handful of full-power UHFs in Fresno.

Gray Gets FCC OK For Vermont Duopoly

In October 2019, RBR+TVBR was first to report on the sale of a full-power digital TV station licensed to a small town in New York's Adirondack Mountains that is poised to become a Burlington, Vt.-Plattsburgh, N.Y. DMA sibling to a big CBS affiliate with reach into Montreal and much of Quebec. That deal has now closed.

An Arizona LPTV Deal On A Quiet Wednesday For Transactions

A low-power TV station serving a picturesque region of Northern Arizona that includes Sedona and Jerome is being sold. It's the lone deal on a quiet Wednesday for transactions as one big group of brokers holds meetings at NATPE Miami with potential buyers and sellers.

Weigel Wiggles Into Connecticut With Venture Deal

As RBR+TVBR readers may recall, “TV-49 Inc.” is an entity tied to Norman Shapiro’s Weigel Broadcasting Co. In 2019, it snagged The CW Network affiliation for a Chicago property while also adding a Denver station. Now, Weigel's TV-49 is set to become the licensee of a Hartford LPTV property.

EMF Successfully Woos A School For Its Silent FM

"America's Premier College for Mentored Undergraduate Research" has become the latest institution of higher learning to shift its student-run radio station to an online-only venture. It has agreed to sell its silent 1,050-watt noncommercial FM serving a small Ohio city to the west of Canton. Who's the buyer? It's the entity that now owns such stations as WPLJ in New York.

More STAs, and A Michigan Media Closing

In October, RBR+TVBR told you about "an ubiquitous presence at a trio of full-power radio stations and, today, three FM translators that all serve an area of Michigan to the west of Ann Arbor." This air personality agreed to become the stations' owner, and the deal has now closed.
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A Trio Of TV Re-Do Deals In Wyoming

No less than three deals involving TV stations in Wyoming are being filed with the FCC and are expected to appear in the CDBS this week. The trio of transactions saw Kalil & Co. serve as the exclusive broker in each of these station trades.

Lane Change In Macon Brings Marquee A Full-Power Indie

A debtor-in-possession that owns an unaffiliated full-power TV station serving a small Georgia market to the south of Atlanta has struck a deal that will send this onetime ABC affiliate to a new owner. The buyers: A husband and wife ownership group based in Maryland's Eastern Shore.

A New Growth Story, Thanks To A Former Gray Grab

A station that debuted 40 years ago found itself in the middle of a controversial station sale in fall 2013, forcing Gray Television to sell the facility to a minority broadcaster. The husband-and-wife team that bought it is now selling it. The buyer is an innovative Fresno-based multicast pioneer.
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‘Seattle 6’ Secured: Denver TV Outfit Sells Tacoma LPTV

Years ago, you could mistake the news for a Supersonics NBA trade report. Alas, the team is now in Oklahoma City. And, the "Seattle 6" we are talking about has nothing to do with sports. It's actually a low-power TV station, and it is being sold to Denver Digital Television.

Licensee Problems Lead To SagamoreHill Deal Shift

A low-power Iowa TV station operated by Bahakel Communications via a Shared Services Agreement with a company that assumed would be its new owner is heading back to the company that intended to sell it due to "problems" it suffered. Instead, a Georgia LPTV is being assigned.

Asset Switch Yields Huge Profit For Carolina Operator

Eight weeks ago, RBR+TVBR told you about the transfer of a 117-watt low-power TV station serving a South Carolina market. George Kimble of Kozacko Media Services was the exclusive broker. Now, that buyer is selling a sister property — and making millions of dollars in profit.

‘KQ2’ Sale Shatters Former Cross-Ownership Prohibition

In November 2017, the FCC in a 3-2 vote eliminated its cross-ownership rules for newspaper and broadcast media and for radio and TV, respectively. The “Eight-Voices Test” was also erased. Now, one of the biggest TV deals to come since that vote has just been consummated.

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