Multi-Million Mistake Brings Bay Area Bargain Deal


A noncommercial TV station operated by a community college district in the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose DMA could have earned millions of dollars from participating in the FCC’s Spectrum Auction. That didn’t happen, and now the facility is being sold for a fraction of what it could have fetched — allegedly due to one person’s error.

Who’s the buyer? It’s a player north of the Golden Gate Bridge that’s now salivating at an opportunity to challenge PBS giant KQED.

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