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  1. Well its a dawn of brand new day at WBBH. Hearst completed its acquisition of the station yesterday (6/30). The now-former owners slipped a goodbye message to its Southwest Florida viewers. Bye-Bye Waterman. RIP Bernie.
  2. Last month, WAVY demolished their former set (debuted back in 2016). They're currently anchoring from a temp set behind a chroma key. Let me add this tidbit. Their last two sets debuted on July 21 (2008 & 2016). Could this happen for a third time?.....
  3. Just saw this license to cover, but apparently (since the end of last month) KTUL has lit up RF 14. The station has reminded viewers to rescan today (6/27). That means that grace period for keeping VHF 10 on will end today. Staying with Sinclair, Nebraska's KHGI is a step closer to lighting up its UHF 18 signal. They recently installed its new antenna.
  4. Advocacy groups American TV Alliance & NCTA filed an informal objections (not Petitions to Deny) to the FCC over the WADL deal. They're basically saying Mission is buying the station on behalf of Nexstar. And that (in their eyes) violates the national ownership cap.
  5. Y'all don't have to worry about a switch in Atlanta. WANF will stay as a CBS affiliate. Gray has renewed its CBS deal in all of its 54 markets.
  6. It's been a minute. But two new petitions today. One, Gray has filed a petition to switch another one of its newly-acquired stations from last year's auction from VHF to UHF. KWNV in Winnemucca, NV is vacating VHF 7 for UHF 16. Previously, Gray filed to switch its Yuma signal from VHF 11 to UHF 27. The other, NPG has filed to switch Idaho Falls station KIFI from VHF 8 to UHF 18.
  7. And we're going to come back in a few months to do another "retooling"...... How they can maintain stability when they constantly shuffling their on-air talent around?
  8. The KCBA deal was finally consummated this week (6/5).
  9. Is this the forrmer CBSN New York set (sans that brickwall set up in the background)?
  10. Okay. Here's the paperwork. It includes a pre-closing LMA (which is now in effect as of June 1).
  11. Follow up regarding KTRK. It's Gina that's leaving the 10. She staying on the 6. She made the announcement earlier tonight.
  12. Looks like KOVR just switched.....
  13. And Big Bump. Gray has now filed that lawsuit to the 11th Circuit over that fine.
  14. I really think Tegna needs to lay low on any future M&A takeovers for a good while.
  15. While one big M&A was terminated last night, another deal is about to reach the finish line...... Nearly seven weeks after filing the paperwork, the FCC has greenlighted this WBBH deal.
  16. From that press release: That $136M Standard General has to pay up won't be enough. I hope Tegna file suit to get every penny owed. Shareholders better file their own suit too.
  17. After Gigi Sohn withdrew her name from the nomination, President Biden has appointed Anna Gomez to fill that vacant commissioner spot.
  18. If I remember from Sinclair-Tribune, Tribune announced the termination of that sale the day after the outside date (and of course filing that lawsuit). All that wasteful time trying to convince the FCC to change their minds and rescind that HDO, what Soo should have done was to go to the [incumbent] Tegna board and beg them not to sue him for all this waste of time. If you don't hear anything today, you'll definitely hear something tomorrow.
  19. Well..... I blame LIV on this. Why you want to put your league on a channel that no one watches???.......
  20. With CBS dropping the CW on WKBD, looks like Nexstar "might" have found a new home.... Looking at this paperwork, Adell Broadcasting is selling WADL to Mission Broadcasting for $75M. Nexstar will provided services to WADL, including an SSA, an option agreement, and sell of commercial time.
  21. Big departure in Central Florida. Longtime WESH 2 anchor Jim Payne announced that he is retiring from the station this September.
  22. Small M&A. More LPs are coming their way.... Gray is getting three more LPs from Lowcountry Media for $600k. W16EL-D - Augusta, GA W35DV-D - Augusta, GA W18FC-D - Florence, SC Of that $600k, Gray is giving Lowcountry two real estate properties, valued at $450k. The old WRDW studio building in North Augusta ($250k). The tower facility of WSJV ($200k). Here's what it says on the asset purchase agreement : Don't understand why Lowcountry is getting the latter, unless there going to acquire an LP in the Bend in the future.........
  23. McKinnon is only selling full-power signal to Nexstar. The sale does not include the Temecula repeater. I think I read in the paperwork that the permit for the LP expires later on this week (5/12), so no word if McKinnon is going extend it or not. And no word on what they'll do with that repeater after the KUSI sale is completed.
  24. That Temecula translator (which currently have a permit to move to channel 3, becoming "K03JB-D") will stay under McKinnon ownership.
  25. Paperwork is now up!!! On the local tv ownership compliance attachment, it said (according to the Nielsen March 2023 data) KUSI is ranked within the top-4, and KSWB is ranked fifth. And just to clairify, this is overall viewership (from sign-on to sign-off) and not just during newscast timeslots.
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