Ten Weeks Later, FCC Follows DOJ In Approving Gray Duopoly

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In mid-July, the Justice Department gave its blessing to Kathy Lau and John Exline‘s Red River Broadcast Co. to sell a NBC affiliate to one of the nation’s largest owners of broadcast TV stations.


On Tuesday, just one day after the Third Circuit Court of Appeals squashed the Commission’s cross-ownership rule rewrite, the FCC’s Media Bureau moved forward with a similar decision — Gray Television is cleared to grab the station.

Minutes before RBR+TVBR‘s Wednesday deadline, news of the deal’s closing arrived via the exclusive broker of record, representing the seller: Kalil & Co.

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