Journal eclipses Mirage in California desert

Milwaukee's own Journal Communications has closed on a second signal in the Palm Springs CA market. It already has NBC KMIR-TV there; now it...

French takes a ride on the Reading

If WTVE-TV Reading was on a Monopoly board, it would be one of those deeds turned over, the format Parker Brothers used to indicate...

Transactions: 1-28-08

100M KBEH-TV Los Angeles CA (Oxnard CA, Ch. 63/DT 24, MTV Tr3s) and KMOH-TV Phoenix AZ (Kingman AZ, Ch. 6/DT 19, MTV Tr3s) from...

Fox clears divestiture hurdle

The Federal Trade Commission said it's OK for News Corp. to sell eight Fox television stations to Oak Hill Capital Partners. The FCC still...

Tully puts a lei around one more

Clear Channel has sent another television property on a virtual Hawaiian vacation. WMLT-TV, which brings CW programming to the good people of Memphis TN...

ZGS acquires Philadelphia beachhead

What else would you call a television station on the easternmost fringe of the sprawling Philadelphia DMA, all the way over to Atlantic City...

Behar is pivot in TV deal

Robert Behar is both part of the selling and the buying group in a 100M deal which will send a pair of fringe large-market...

Close encounters along the Mississippi

The ION Media Networks deals to move WPXX-TV Memphis and WPXL-TV New Orleans from the LMA to the O&O column is complete. The landlord/seller...

Close encounter in Bakersfield

Fisher Communications' 55M acquisition of KBAK-TV CBS/29 and KBFX-CA Fox/27 is closed. The seller was Westwind Communications, which according to the contract will hang...

Minority groups back innovative Ion/Urban deal

The proposal for Ion Media to sell a co-licensee stake in its digital broadcast licenses to Urban Television has received the enthusiastic

Transactions: 1-03-08

6.6M KUQI-TV CP Corpus Christi TX from Minority Voice Media TV 38 LLC (Lee W. Shubert, court-appointed receiver) to High Maintenance Broadcasting LLC (Lauryn...

Texas DIY sold

Lee W. Shubert, working as a court-appointed receiver, has found a buyer for KUQI-TV CP in Corpus Christi, and the watchdog community may be...

Transactions: 12-10-07

6.8M WFLI-TV Chattanooga TN (Cleveland TN) from Meredith Corporation (Stephen M. Lacy, Paul Karpowicz) to MPS Media of Tennessee License LLC (Eugene Brown). 300K...

Close encounter in the east

Carlos Barba's CaribeVision has completed its 60M investment in television properties. Now in the portfolio on an official basis are WPXO new York, WFUN...

Close encounter in Salt Lake City

Liberman Broadcasting now has the keys to KPNZ-TV Ogden UT, serving the Salt Lake City UT market from Channel 24/DTV 49. The seller was...