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38 minutes ago, GoldenShine9 said:

I question the WYMT petition. It's a mountainous area where UHF signals don't move too well - VHF signals, while technically not as strong in the immediate area, penetrate more of eastern Kentucky, and that is an area of high poverty (which explains why the Lexington stations practically ignore the area).

I did as well.  But there is WKRC on 12 as well.

 

I am sure most people down in that area think they are on still channel 57 and just using a small indoor antenna to pick up the channel.

 

I also heard that WYMT is on dish network and on channel 12 via the Lexington HDTV AVS forums. 

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Chairman Pai announced he will be leaving the agency on January 20.

Good riddance. What a vile creature.

Good Riddance!

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New M&A. Looks like Byron Allen is grabbing another TV station in Hawaii.

 

Allen Media is acquiring Honolulu station KIKU from RNN National for $4M.

 

Remember last year, the station acquired ABC outlet KITV 4 from SJL Broadcasting for $30M.

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42 minutes ago, CircleSeven said:

New M&A. Looks like Byron Allen is grabbing another TV station in Hawaii.

 

Allen Media is acquiring Honolulu station KIKU from RNN National for $4M.

 

Remember last year, the station acquired ABC outlet KITV 4 from SJL Broadcasting for $30M.

He must be having a hard time finding someone to carry those scripted court shows.

 

On some real stuff, I'd rather see a station carry those than be a dumping ground for infomercials. And besides, everyone else has multiple stations in Hawaii so why not?

 

Now if RNN would sell everything else, or at least the stations that could be reasonable duopoly bait and provide a second outlet for news and syndicated shows. 

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20 minutes ago, ColtFromGulfcoast said:

He must be having a hard time finding someone to carry those scripted court shows.

Going by what it was before WRNN bought them out, this looks like a good-faith purchase; the programming statement from Allen basically says ShopHQ is gone the moment the sale goes through, and they'll try their best to restore the old Filipino/Japanese schedule. I really hope this is a good sign that RNN is beginning to realize that throwing home shopping on their stations isn't doing anything for their bottom line. And going by this last note on their website where KIKU's staff basically threw them under the bus (rightfully so), Richard French and friends will not be getting a friendly Aloha out the door from the people actually staffing the station.

 

And for all that we feared Byron would start a court-show only network and ditch major network affiliations, he's been a good steward and been wise about where and when to put his shows on these stations otherwise.

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Happy October. New M&A. Weigel is snagging another CA station. 

 

They're getting Bishop's KVME from Venture Technologies (Bellagio Broadcasting) for $4M.

 

This comes after Weigel bought three other Venture stations in the LA market last month.

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WOW! This could be Weigel's biggest acquisition yet (in terms of price)......

 

They're acquiring PMCM's WJLP for $62.5M!

 

The deal also includes NYC LP outlet WNWT-LD.

 

So PMCM has now sold both of its TV stations. WDPN was sold to Marantha Broadcasting (owners of WFMZ) in 2015 for $25M.

 

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2 hours ago, CircleSeven said:

WOW! This could be Weigel's biggest acquisition yet (in terms of price)......

 

They're acquiring PMCM's WJLP for $62.5M!

 

The deal also includes NYC LP outlet WNWT-LD.

 

So PMCM has now sold both of its TV stations. WDPN was sold to Marantha Broadcasting (owners of WFMZ) in 2015 for $25M.

 

I don't get it but I guess Weigal wants a NY station. I hope they solve the signal issues with that station (even if it means co-channeling)

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45 minutes ago, Yankees4life said:

I don't get it but I guess Weigal wants a NY station. I hope they solve the signal issues with that station (even if it means co-channeling)

WJLP is about to lose a bunch of Scripps networks to WPXN and the rest are Luken trash or oddballs which can find better homes, so it's a good purchase. It might not solve reception issues, but a cleaner channel map up to Weigel's standards will definitely help, along with having WZME now.

 

The lighhousing situation, whenever it hits New York, should especially help with their reception issues once they find their ATSC 1 host (if they do pursue it).

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3 hours ago, Yankees4life said:

I don't get it but I guess Weigal wants a NY station. I hope they solve the signal issues with that station (even if it means co-channeling)

WJLP is licensed to Middletown Township, NJ, with that, maybe Weigel can make it a New Jersey centric station and take the heat off WWOR.

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3 hours ago, mrschimpf said:

WJLP is about to lose a bunch of Scripps networks to WPXN and the rest are Luken trash or oddballs which can find better homes, so it's a good purchase. It might not solve reception issues, but a cleaner channel map up to Weigel's standards will definitely help, along with having WZME now.

 

The lighhousing situation, whenever it hits New York, should especially help with their reception issues once they find their ATSC 1 host (if they do pursue it).

Doesn’t WJLP still airing current affairs programs?

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19 minutes ago, KrocKing said:

There is currently a pending sale of WJLP to Weigel Broadcasting in the works.

 

If it actually goes through, I could only assume some of its sub channels, including the radio station simulcasts, would be handed over to sister station WNWT.

 
You must not have seen my previous post above.

 

Almost for certain those radio simulcasts (from the incumbent owner) will likely see the ax once Weigel completes the deal.

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