Milwaukee CBS affil finds some Wiegel room


WDJT-TV Milwaukee is getting a little sister. The CBS affiliate on Channel 58 is picking up indy WJJA-TV out of nearby Racine WI in a stock deal with Joel J. Kinlow worth 7M. Kalil & Co. and Kepper, Tupper & Co. provided brokerage services for the transaction which will move 100% of all shares in the station. WJJA is licensed to TV-49 Inc., and will go to Channel 49 LLC, which is turn is a subsidiary of Wiegel Broadcasting Company, headed by chairman Howard Shapiro, president Norman Shapiro and manager Fred Bishop. WJJA is located on Channel 49 (DTV 48), and has been affiliated with various shopping networks in the past. The contract stipulates, however, that Kinlow will break off an affiliation agreement with Jewelry Network. Weigel also owns indy WCIU-TV Chicago and operates eight low power and Class A TVs in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.