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.

HC2 Closes On Columbus Class A

HC2 Station Group, the rapidly growing broadcast TV station owner led by Philip Falcone, has closed on its acquisition of a Class A TV station presently serving Hispanic audiences in Ohio's capital city. It's a facility shifting channels thanks to the post-spectrum auction repack.

Roseland Answers Spirit’s Prayer With LPTV Buys

Three low-powered TV stations located in the Lone Star State, as well as a new facility serving a Northern California city, are trading hands. The buyer is based in Little Rock and led by Julie Huang.
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Roseland Receives Sunshine State LPTV

A construction permit associated with a low-power TV station in Gadsden County, Fla., on the Florida-Georgia line, is trading hands. The buyer is a Little Rock-based entity led by Julie Huang.

A Hawaiian LPTV Station Gains 50-50 Partnership

A low-power TV station serving a big resort town on Maui's West Side is being transferred into a newly formed entity that represents a 50-50 partnership between two individuals.

HC2 Completes Bae Buy In Iowa

The rapidly growing company led by Philip Falcone in June 2018 nabbed a full-power UHF station that as of late has been airing This TV programming for viewers in eastern Iowa. The transaction is now complete for HC2 Holdings. 

A ‘Major Market’ TV Deal Gets Done

More than nine months ago, a journalist who heads a U.S.-based television network targeting South Asian consumers acquired an Otter. Really. That deal involved a low-power television facility in Northern California that used the Otter name for its branding, prior to its sale. Now, the same buyer is grabbing an LD facility in a market home to a plethora of theme parks.

Press Play: Radio Station Owner Grabs Gotham LPTVer

Stop the presses: A company best-known for its four radio stations along the Jersey Shore has just landed a low-powered television station in the Big Apple. It will be paired with a full-power facility in NYC.
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Scripps Goes For A SoFla Duopoly

For 57 years, South Floridians have enjoyed NBC programming on a giant of the airwaves, The E.W. Scripps Co.'s West Palm Beach-based WPTV-5. Now, thanks to rule changes made by the Commission 13 months ago, it's about to gain a sibling.

Nexstar’s Premium Pluck: Tribune Media

On Sunday evening, Jews across the world celebrated the miracle of Hanukkah. In North Texas and in Chicago, a different sort of miracle had been finalized, and leaked to news organization Reuters. Nexstar Media Group has just accomplished something Sinclair Broadcast Group was unable to do. 
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A ‘Large’ Ad Sales Partnership For WAVSTAR

AdLarge Media and WAVSTAR have partnered in an exclusive ad sales partnership which makes the cloud-based CRM/workflow management system available to radio stations on a barter basis for the first time. WAVSTAR integrates CRM, sales, and production with a station’s existing traffic system.

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