Close encounter all over


Bonten Media Group LLC has the keys and BlueStone Television has the cash as a 230M multi-market television deal came to closure. The new owner is headed by Randy Bongarten and is part of Diamond Castle Holdings. The seller is headed by Sandy DiPasquale in conjunction with Providence Equity Partners. The group includes WCYB-TV Tri-Cities TN-VA; KRCR-TV Chico-Redding CA; KAEF-TV Eureka CA; KECI-TV & KCFW-TV Missoula MT; KTVM-TV Butte-Bozeman MT; KTXS-TV & KTES-LP Abilene-Sweetwater TX; KTXE-LP San Angelo TX; and WCTI-TV Greenville-New Bern-Washington NC.