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This station sale in El Paso won't make sense if you don't know the players.

 

BGM License, LLC is selling K26KJ-D (an LPTV using VC 25) to Martín Lorenzo Smith in a minority shareholder option for a grand total of $750. It might seem like a mundane sale for a low purchase price, but it gets far more useful.

 

BGM License is majority owned by members of the Cabada family with American citizenship. Members of the Cabada family with Mexican citizenship are in the broadcasting business in Mexicali and Ciudad Juárez (XHILA Canal 66 and XHIJ Canal 44). These Cabada companies hold the FCC licenses for two stations in Calexico and Yuma that rebroadcast XHILA, and for K26KJ, which in a past life relayed XHIJ.

 

Smith, or Larry Smith as he is known, is the Director of International Public Relations and Sales for Grupo Multimedios. Multimedios has been programming this station for several years now (ever since it signed on in digital) and uses it as its station to broadcast to El Paso, Las Cruces and Juárez. The shareholders agreement in the application says that the shareholder is Texas Multi Tele Ventas, Inc. A search of the name brings up addresses in Houston and McAllen. The Houston address is occupied by KHLM, the Multimedios station in Houston.

 

This is El Paso's only LPTV (due to the obvious constraints that come with having to fit two sets of national TV networks into effectively one city of spectrum).

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Sarah Caldwell signed off as traffic and news anchor today at WBAL. She's staying in the region but got a job at the Institute of Notre Dame (a girls catholic prep school) as the Director of Development.

 

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1573113192707003

 

Edit: Appears WBAL hasn't filled the traffic reporter and anchor position AND they are looking for a meteorologist. I don't know if they are looking to add to their weather team or if someone's leaning.

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Continuing with this wholesale cleaning.......

 

Chief Meteorologist Jim Kosek is OUT.

This could mean Paul Ossmann may finally be chief meteorologist at CBS 46 (and in great company with Burns, Chandley, and Holcomb)!

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A KNBC-TV vehicle either overheated in the 100-degree weather, or got a bit too close to the action covering a wildfire. (Cue the old "Can you still give me a live shot? joke.)

 

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A KNBC-TV vehicle either overheated in the 100-degree weather, or got a bit too close to the action covering a wildfire. (Cue the old "Can you still give me a live shot? joke.)

 

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It was a fine van that had many friends. It will be missed by many in Southern California.

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It was a fine van that had many friends. It will be missed by many in Southern California.

You are sooooo thoughtful!

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A KNBC-TV vehicle either overheated in the 100-degree weather, or got a bit too close to the action covering a wildfire. (Cue the old "Can you still give me a live shot? joke.)

 

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Not the first time KNBC was involved this type of incident...in 2003, Chuck Henry was covering another brush fire in the San Bernardino Mountains, and he and his camera crew almost got swallowed up by the flames, as the winds changed direction. Obviously, Henry and his crew survived, but the news van was damn near burned to a crisp

 

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WREG has announced former KHOU anchor Greg Hurst will be the channel's new weekday evening co-anchor alongside Stephanie Scurlock, replacing Richard Ransom. Start date TBD

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Evidently KSHB has gotten a drone and named it "Sky Hawk," which plays off of their helicopter named "Sky Tracker."

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Alex Stone, ABC Radio News L.A. Bureau reporter voiced a TV package for the network feed over the weekend. No standup included, however it looks like some producer just had him track a straight package on the western fires directly off his radio script.

 

I would guess if the union had an issue with this then we would hear from them...otherwise a good solid piece from Stone.

Hope he gets more TV time in addition to his youtube and ABC radio stuff..

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So...um...WHAG is bringing back the WDVM calls to the DC market...

 

Will that get them carriage in the core of the market though.

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So...um...WHAG is bringing back the WDVM calls to the DC market...

 

Did the idea of super-serving the WHAG area just not work out?

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Video courtesy of WHAG's Facebook wall.

 

Doesn't look like the graphics and set will change. Just the new logo. And it sounds like Inergy theme music on the promo.

 

Looked that the FCC callsign reservation query, and Nexstar filed to reserve the call sign WDVM-TV back on 5/17.

 

So exactly one year after dropping NBC, they're now getting brand new calls. Interesting.

 

Also no more Your4State. Their new url will be LocalDVM.com (whenever it launches).

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Video courtesy of WHAG's Facebook wall.

 

Doesn't look like the graphics and set will change. Just the new logo. And it sounds like Inergy theme music on the promo.

 

Looked that the FCC callsign reservation query, and Nexstar filed to reserve the call sign WDVM-TV back on 5/17.

 

So exactly one year after dropping NBC, they're now getting brand new calls. Interesting.

 

Also no more Your4State. Their new url will be LocalDVM.com (whenever it launches).

 

 

I'm in the DC market so I sent an email to the GM and got the attached response. It appears they have Coverage on Fios in all of the DC suburbs and portions of the area on Comcast.

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It would be very ironic if WHAG...er...WDVM uses "must carry" to get themselves carried on cable, since Nexstar invented the game of shaking down cable providers for retransmission money. Since they're a non-factor in most of the DMA now, they have no value...yet.

 

Even more ironic if Tegna is a takeover target for Nexstar, as FTVLive had rumored before. The former WDVM (WUSA) would gain a sister station with their former calls.

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So apparently WMAR Chief Meteorologist Wyatt Everhart isn't on air anymore. His Twitter bio lists him as a show host / media consultant at WMAR while their website still lists him as Chief Meteorologist. This leaves WMAR with three meteorologists Mike Taylor at night and Lynette Charles in AM (also listed online as Chief Meteorologist) and Adrienne Green. I noticed this when I saw a weather promo featuring only Mike and Lynette.

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It would be very ironic if WHAG...er...WDVM uses "must carry" to get themselves carried on cable, since Nexstar invented the game of shaking down cable providers for retransmission money. Since they're a non-factor in most of the DMA now, they have no value...yet.

 

The issue isn't how they get carried, it is the game plan to get carried in areas they don't have carriage in or on platforms they aren't carried on. I think the rebrand will help especially if they're finally getting Comcast in Montgomery and Loudoun counties on board.

 

If they had must carry, everyone would've given in as soon as they ditched NBC. Witness how everyone carries WMDE without question.

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This must've been a new development as they appear on no lineups as of yet.

 

They launched on their expanded systems on 6/21 so yeah it's still fairly new. Most TV listings I've researched do not reflect the change yet.

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Video courtesy of WHAG's Facebook wall.

 

Doesn't look like the graphics and set will change. Just the new logo. And it sounds like Inergy theme music on the promo.

 

Looked that the FCC callsign reservation query, and Nexstar filed to reserve the call sign WDVM-TV back on 5/17.

 

So exactly one year after dropping NBC, they're now getting brand new calls. Interesting.

 

Also no more Your4State. Their new url will be LocalDVM.com (whenever it launches).

It sounds like they might switch to Evolution, or its a special version of Canvas

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TVNewsCheck reports that Max Media is selling WNKY to Marquee Broadcasting.

 

TVNewsCheck stated that Marquee will close on the WNKY sale tomorrow. And has appointed its station GM Linda Gray, as the new cheir operating officer for the Marquee group.

 

The station's sales manager Julie Milam will replace Gray as GM of WNKY.

 

With WNKY's sale being close, could the sell other Max station (WPFO in Maine, which was approved last week) could get closed too?

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