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Looking at Page 4, there are a lot of states that they will have covered very well.

 

Alabama: only missing Mobile.

 

Louisiana: only missing Lafayette.

 

Kentucky: really, they will have 100% coverage, since while a couple counties are in the Nashville market, WBKO serves them just as well or better.

 

South Carolina: only missing the Upstate (Greenville et. al.).

 

Ohio: while they are missing some of the markets, their coverage will be much improved.

 

Mississippi: only missing Greenville and Columbus-Tupelo.

Then there's that Raycom/Meredith reciprocal agreement. Greenville (SC) and Mobile have Meredith which essentially complete those states.

 

In Flint, Gray and Meredith overlap. If Gray takes the reciprocal agreement, would WJRT (Gray) or WNEM (Meredith) be sold? Does it even exist?

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You have clearly never lived in Wisconsin. It's the dead of winter right now. Golf courses won't be open for several more weeks and have been closed for months. If you are a golfer, and can afford to

Tribune/Sinclair = 2 years and nothing. Gray/Raycom = 6 months and closed in full. That's what happens when you play by the rules. Gray did it right. Sinclair did it wrong. Its so obvious as to

Moral of this story: DON’T LIE TO THE FEDS. Your acquisition will be a lot easier.

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Then there's that Raycom/Meredith reciprocal agreement. Greenville (SC) and Mobile have Meredith which essentially complete those states.

 

In Flint, Gray and Meredith overlap. If Gray takes the reciprocal agreement, would WJRT (Gray) or WNEM (Meredith) be sold? Does it even exist?

If Gray does inherit the reciprocal agreement I imagine that either Gray or Meredith won't be in Flint

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Then there's that Raycom/Meredith reciprocal agreement. Greenville (SC) and Mobile have Meredith which essentially complete those states.

 

In Flint, Gray and Meredith overlap. If Gray takes the reciprocal agreement, would WJRT (Gray) or WNEM (Meredith) be sold? Does it even exist?

 

There probably won't be any sale in Flint, because there's nothing that would make the agreement "attributable" under FCC rules.

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WECT began running a ~2:00 announcement announcing the license transfer from WECT License Subsidiary, LLC to Gray Television Licensee, LLC with a lengthy listing of the names of all the officers, directors, and 5%+ shareholders from WECT/Raycom and Gray.

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WECT began running a ~2:00 announcement announcing the license transfer from WECT License Subsidiary, LLC to Gray Television Licensee, LLC with a lengthy listing of the names of all the officers, directors, and 5%+ shareholders from WECT/Raycom and Gray.

WMC-TV did the same thing yesterday with its transfer licensee being listed as "Gray Television Group, LLC; a subsidiary of WVLT Television, LLC; a subsidiary of Gray Television, Inc" which is confusing even in terms of public notices.

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The Gray/Raycom deal is now docketed (18-230).

 

Anyone who wants to file a petition of deny, got until August 27 to file.

 

Oppositions to those deny petitions have until September 11 to file.

 

And for replies, have to file by September 21.

 

Since they are being upfront and clear, there should be no major complications either way.

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Uncertain if this has anything to do with the merger, but WLBT is no longer using Mississippi News Now. WDBD has a SSA with WLBT and all WDBD newscasts are produced by WLBT. The website is back to WLBT.com and the news app is branded only as WLBT.

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Uncertain if this has anything to do with the merger, but WLBT is no longer using Mississippi News Now. WDBD has a SSA with WLBT and all WDBD newscasts are produced by WLBT. The website is back to WLBT.com and the news app is branded only as WLBT.

I would like to know that will happen to the ASM stations. Will they be stacked onto the Graycom stick or forced onto an LD license that Graycom will purchase.

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Looking at Page 4, there are a lot of states that they will have covered very well.

 

Alabama: only missing Mobile.

 

Louisiana: only missing Lafayette.

 

Kentucky: really, they will have 100% coverage, since while a couple counties are in the Nashville market, WBKO serves them just as well or better.

 

South Carolina: only missing the Upstate (Greenville et. al.).

 

Ohio: while they are missing some of the markets, their coverage will be much improved.

 

Mississippi: only missing Greenville and Columbus-Tupelo.

 

Good assessment.

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The Gray/Raycom deal is now docketed (18-230).

 

Anyone who wants to file a petition of deny, got until August 27 to file.

 

Oppositions to those deny petitions have until September 11 to file.

 

And for replies, have to file by September 21.

 

So far there has been no action at all. What a difference a deal makes...compared to something like 100,000 voices of opposition, this is an absolute breeze...

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Nope, they're currently on probation at the FCC and they may be in serious trouble if the Democrats get their way with the FCC investigating Sinclair/Tribune for possible illegal takeover of Tribune's advertising activities

Probation is not the word I would use. Sinclair can still make deals for stations, but any deal made would most likely be under heavy scrutiny.

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Probation is not the word I would use. Sinclair can still make deals for stations, but any deal made would most likely be under heavy scrutiny.

I'm not sure if they can even make any sort of deals without some sort of scrutiny (especially with the Dems are pushing for the FCC to investigate whether Sinclair violated the Communications Act and the Antitrust laws)

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Probation is not the word I would use. Sinclair can still make deals for stations, but any deal made would most likely be under heavy scrutiny.

 

Even if they wanted to buy KXGN?

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