Long-Contested Weigel Buy Gets FCC OK


As astute RBR+TVBR readers likely know, “TV-49 Inc.” is an entity tied to Norman Shapiro’s Weigel Broadcasting Co.

In late October 2017, Weigel — widely known for its MeTV digital multcast network and Classic Hits “MeTV FM” radio brand — agreed to purchase three TV stations from OTA Broadcasting for $23.2 million. However, the sale of one of these three TV stations was challenged.

At long last, the fight is over for Weigel and the entity seeking a Commission kill. Weigel is getting the Class A TV station, which serves one of America’s biggest markets.

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