There is a lot more going on at Cox Media Group than the acquisition of a pair of TV duopolies from the Newport Television group. Not only will the TV acquisitions join existing radio clusters, the company is planning to sell out of six other markets.
The moves came in the wake of Newport Television’s announcement that Cox is the buyer of television duopolies in Jacksonville FL and Tulsa OK.
In Jacksonville, it will own and/or operate WAWS-TV (Fox) and WTEV-TV (CBS). The stations will pair up with:
* CHR WAPE-FM 95.1
* Active Rock WFYV-FM 104.5
* Classic Hits WJGL-FM 96.9
* Alternative WXXJ-FM 102.9
* News Talk WOKV AM-FM 690/106.5
In Tulsa, Cox is picking up KOKI-TV (Fox) and KMYT-TV (MNTV). The radio cluster there includes:
* Classic Rock KJSR-FM 103.3
* AC KRAV-FM 96.5
* Country KWEN-FM 95.5
* News-Talk KRMG AM-FM 740/102.3
A multitude of stations go on the block, including some with active HD side channels in operation. Here’s the shopping list:
* Birmingham: WAGG-AM, WBHJ-FM, WBHK-FM, WENN-AM, WZZK-FM, WZNN-FM, WBPT-FM, and CMG’s contract rights for WALJ-FM
* Greenville: WJMZ-FM/HD3, WHZT-FM
* Hawaii: KRTR-AM/FM, KPHW-FM, KCCN-FM, KINE-FM, KKNE-AM
* Louisville: WRKA-FM, WVEZ-FM, WSFR-FM, WQNU-FM
* Richmond: WHTI-FM, WKHK-FM, WKLR-FM, WURV-FM
* Southern Connecticut: WPLR-FM, WEZN-FM, WFOX-FM, and CMG’s contract rights for WYBC-FM
Cox has contracted with Citi to take inquiries, which should be brought to the attention of Derek Van Zandt.