Close encounter in Decatur


GOCOM Media of Illinois is getting its third TV in the geographical sprawling Champaign-Springfield-Decatur IL DMA, adding WBUI-TV from ACME Communications for 4M. The station, which carries CW fare over Ch. 23, will join a pair of Fox outlets, WRSP-TV Springfield IL (Ch. 55) & WCCU-TV Urbana IL (Ch. 27) in GOMCOM’s local portfolio. ACME says the deal allows it to repay its entire outstanding credit facility debt with 1.2M left over for working capital.