CBS affiliate WJAX-47 in Jacksonville has enjoyed close ties with the market’s FOX affiliate, WFOX-30, for a decade. It’s the result of a sale of WJAX, formerly known as WTEV, by Clear Channel that closed in March 2008.
Since July 2012, Cox Media Group has operated the two stations, with WJAX owned by Bayshore Television — a partner to CMG that would allow the company to avoid breaking the FCC’s Top Four rule while maintaining operational control via a shared services and sales agreement.
Now, Bayshore is selling WJAX. Nothing is poised to change for viewers, for staff, or for Cox. In fact, a very familiar person to CMG is acquiring the station.