Media General announced plans to move the operations of KRON-TV, its MyNetworkTV affiliate in San Francisco to another building in the city that is “ideally suited to meet the technical needs of a television station.” Media General said that it has reached agreement with KGO-TV in San Francisco to sublease space for KRON’s operations. KGO is the ABC owned station in the market.
KRON will remain an independent station with its own staff and separate broadcast facilities. No staffing changes are expected as a result of the move, which is expected to be completed in the next six to nine months. Media General plans to list for sale KRON’s current building, located at 1001 Van Ness Avenue.
Said George Mahoney, Media General CEO: “When Media General learned of the available space in the building occupied by KGO, we determined that subleasing the space was an ideal solution to our need to make better use of the significant excess capacity in KRON’s existing building. We see this move as an excellent opportunity to invest in KRON’s future and its ability to even better serve the San Francisco market with outstanding local news. The new space will provide a separate studio for our use that is a significant upgrade from our current studio, and we will configure other space to meet our specific needs. The new space will enable our employees to collaborate more effectively as well as enhance their ability to serve our viewers and advertisers.”