For television viewers in the Texarkana, Ark./Tex., market, a Class A digital TV station has provided "life-changing" non-secular programming for several years. Now, the future of this property is in question thanks to its sale.
RBR+TVBR was first to report Thursday on Gray Television's decision to acquire a low-power TV station in Juneau, and translator KSCT-LP 5 in Sitka, Alaska. Details, including the sale price, are now available, as a Form 345 filing with the FCC was made following the seller's release confirming a sale had been consummated.
A decade ago, a limited liability company was formed to serve as a consulting firm in the acquisition and sales of radio and TV stations. This led to the purchase of a television station in Springfield, Mo. Today, this company is expanding by grabbing a MeTV affiliated LPTV station serving The Ozarks region.
A Class A digital TV station licensed to Cleveland -- Tennessee, not Ohio -- with the ability to reach viewers in nearby Chattanooga is being sold. The deal, reached April 2, formally marks the end of Heartland programming, with a change to religious offerings on the way.
In the course of the last three years, Bill Christian and Mike Reed have attracted attention for their launch, from scratch, of a TV group serving Lafayette, Ind. Now, Christian and Reed — President/CEO of Waypoint Media — are grabbing a TV property in a town best-known in media lore for an offbeat FM radio station launched by the late Brooks Brown.
If the name Frank Copsidas is familiar to you, perhaps it is from his role as Managing Member of Tyche Media, which in January 2018 acquired LPTVs in Connecticut. Or, perhaps you know him as the last manager for "Soul Brother No. 1." Now, Copsidas is making news for acquiring two LPTVs -- located in the Deep South.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.