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☝️ Gotta give credit to any organization that sticks around for 1,065 years. Hey, it's longer than the Notre Dame cathedral.

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United is actually getting out of everything. It sold its last newspaper (The Kenosha News) a few weeks ago. They've slowly been selling off their other newspaper properties over the past few years. 

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3 hours ago, Morphtato said:

Looks like WLNM-LD in Lansing is now in Gray's hands, with it now being used to retransmit WILX's main signal along with its subchannels. TCT programming has been added to a new subchannel on 10.7/27.7. https://www.wilx.com/content/misc/Heres-how-to-rescan-your-television-571506471.html

Nice. Gives people another way to get WILX on their antenna

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https://www.kgns.tv/2020/07/07/kgns-news-reports-8-cases-of-covid-19/

 

KGNS (Laredo, TX) has 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its staff. For a fairly small station, that's enormous. Are they going to be able to even keep doing newscasts? The closest sister station to them is KWTX in Waco.

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36 minutes ago, TexasTVNews said:

There's one thing missing on the new Gray websites... News Team Bios.

 

I noticed that too...something that they need to fix. Most of the Gray legacy stations are now updated, the exceptions being KKCO, KTUU, KTVF, WABI, WAGM, WCAX and WTVG.

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New M&A from Gray. And we're going back to Hawaii.

 

Gray is acquiring the Telemundo affiliate KSIX-TV from Mauna Kea Broadcasting for $1M.

 

We all know what Gray has in the Islands. Honolulu's KGMB (CBS) & KHNL (NBC). And KHNL satellite's KFVE (formerly KHBC) Hilo and KOGG in Wailuku.

 

KSIX's signal primarily serves the western sections of the Big Island. Gray is saying the station's signal doesn't overlap with their Honolulu station or KFVE, which that serves the eastern part of the big island.

 

Here's the contours of both KFVE & KSIX signals in the Big Island.


 

 

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On 7/10/2020 at 3:12 AM, CircleSeven said:

New M&A from Gray. And we're going back to Hawaii.

 

Gray is acquiring the Telemundo affiliate KSIX-TV from Mauna Kea Broadcasting for $1M.

 

We all know what Gray has in the Islands. Honolulu's KGMB (CBS) & KHNL (NBC). And KHNL satellite's KFVE (formerly KHBC) Hilo and KOGG in Wailuku.

 

KSIX's signal primarily serves the western sections of the Big Island. Gray is saying the station's signal doesn't overlap with their Honolulu station or KFVE, which that serves the eastern part of the big island.

 

Here's the contours of both KFVE & KSIX signals in the Big Island.


 

 

It’ll likely get approved! However, Telemundo will be dropped on the Big Island.

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1 hour ago, GoldenShine9 said:

The last of the Gray legacy stations have had their sites updated. The only ex-Raycom station to have an updated site so far is KYOU.

 

As far as I can tell I don't think the ex-Raycom stations will be changing their looks since they already used Arc. KYOU was an exception since it used revrocket as its web host, same host still being used by KNIN Fox 9. It seems that KYOU, which was produced out of WXIX in Cincy under Raycom had its newscasts (or at least weather segments) moved to new sister station KCRG 9 in Cedar Rapids, IA, which makes sense since they are much closer to each other. I think KYOU swapped to the new Arc look at the same time as KCRG 9 did since they had their operations moved to Iowa from Ohio. 

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On 7/11/2020 at 4:05 PM, NEOMatrix said:

It’ll likely get approved! However, Telemundo will be dropped on the Big Island.

 

What I forgot to mention is the Telemundo affliation agreement is included in this transaction.

 

From this RBR article about the sale:

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A Gray Television representative tells RBR+TVBR that KFVE will serve as a satellite of KHNL, while Telemundo Honolulu will continue broadcasting on the facility, via a digital multicast channel. Importantly, it brings “K5” programming — highly local event and scheduled fare — back to the Big Island on an over-the-air facility following its January 2019 shift from Channel 9, even if as a digital multicast offering.

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In a statement distributed to Gray Television’s Hawaii staff, GM Katie Pickman said, “We are making this further investment in Hawaii to better serve our local communities by expanding the distribution of our programming, including and especially our K5 channel. In addition, we are working to secure a new long-term agreement with Telemundo that allows us to serve the growing number of Spanish-language speakers in Hawaii across our larger footprint.”

 

 

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Adding to that, I do see on the Raycom sites, Gray has gotten rid of the "livestream" for a different streaming software, similar to the legacy Gray sites use.

 

For example: WVUE & KCBD.

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Also, we have another M&A. I guess Gray is going after MeTV in Midland.

 

It wants to acquire MeTV station KWWT from Winstar Odessa, Inc., and Cozi TV LP, KMDF-LD from Martin Weiss for $1.84M collectively. 

 

They're seeking a "failed station waiver" to acquire KWWT because Gray already owns the full power CBS station KOSA and "satellite station" KCWO.

 

KWWT was the former CW affiliate before it was moved to a subchannel of KWES in 2013.

 

 

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