ION Media Takes A Duo Out Of Trust, Adds Idaho UHF


ION Media has moved to take advantage of the FCC’s anticipated return of its UHF Discount by pulling a duo of full-power UHF stations out of a trust created in late 2013 as a result of the bankruptcy of Roberts Broadcasting. 

In an announcement made Tuesday ahead of the filing of an asset purchase agreement with the FCC, the company led by Chairman/CEO Brandon Burgess confirmed that it is purchasing stations in Missouri and South Carolina it has operated for 3 1/2 years.

At the same time, ION is acquiring its affiliate in Boise, Idaho, for an undisclosed price.

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