Station Trading Roundup: 7 Deals, $571.7M

The sale of eight stations by Sinclair Broadcast Group to Standard Media Co. tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA/Kelsey.

Multistate Deal — PRICE: $441,700,000 BUYER: Standard Media Company (Deb McDermott, CEO) SELLER: Sinclair Broadcast Group (Christopher Ripley, president/CEO)

Iowa: KDSM-TV Des Moines FACILITIES: DTV Ch 16, 1000.000 kW, ant. 2,008 ft AFFILIATION: FOX

Michigan: WXMI-TV Grand Rapids FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 19, 725.000 kW, ant. 1,004 ft. AFFILIATION: FOX

North Carolina: WXLV-TV Winston-Salem FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 29, 990.000 kW, ant. 1,890 ft. AFFILIATION: ABC

Oklahoma: KOKH-TV Oklahoma City FACILITIES: DTV Ch 24, 1,000.000 kW, ant. 1,561 ft. AFFILIATION: FOX

Pennsylvania: WPMT-TV York FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 47, 933.000 kW, ant. 1,263 ft. AFFILIATION: FOX

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Virginia: WRLH-TV Richmond FACILITIES: DTV Ch 24, 765.000 kW, ant. 1,075 ft. AFFILIATION: FOX

BUYER: Standard Media Company (Deb McDermott, CEO) SELLER: CP Media (John Parente, CEO)

Pennsylvania: WOLF-TV Hazleton, WQMY-TV Williamsport FACILITIES: WOLF-TV: DTV Ch. 22, 220.000 kW, ant. 1,644 ft.; WQMY-TV: DTV Ch. 29, 50.000 kW, ant. 797 ft. AFFILIATION: WOLF-TV: FOX; WQMY-TV: My BUYER: Standard Media Company (Deb McDermott, CEO) SELLER: MPS Media (Eugene Brown, sole member)

Pennsylvania: WSWB-TV Scranton FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 34, 120.000 kW, ant. 1,247 ft. AFFILIATION: CW

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KPLR-TV St LouisPRICE: $65,000,000 FACILITIES: DTV Ch 26, 1000.000 kW, ant. 945 ft. AFFILIATION: CW BUYER: Meredith Corp (Tom Harty, president/CEO) SELLER: Sinclair Broadcast Group (Christopher Ripley, president/CEO) COMMENT: Deal becomes effective upon consummation of Sinclair’s acquisition of the stock of Tribune Media Co.

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KDAF-TV Dallas, KIAH-TV Houston — PRICE: $60,000,000 BUYER: Cunningham Broadcasting Corporation (Michael Anderson, president) SELLER: Sinclair Broadcast Group (Christopher Ripley, president/CEO) FACILITIES: KDAF-TV: DTV Ch. 32, 780.000 kW, ant. 1,762 ft.; KIAH-TV: DTV Ch. 34, 1,000.000 kW, ant. 1,952 ft. AFFILIATION: KDAF-TV: CW; KIAH-TV: CW COMMENT: Deal becomes effective upon consummation of Sinclair’s acquisition of the stock of Tribune Media Co. 

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KUNS-TV Bellevue, WA — PRICE: $3,800,000 BUYER: Howard Stirk Holdings (Armstrong Williams, manager) SELLER: Sinclair Broadcast Group (Christopher Ripley, president/CEO) FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 24, 565.000 kW, ant. 804 ft. AFFILIATION: UNI COMMENT: Deal becomes effective upon consummation of Sinclair’s acquisition of the stock of Tribune Media Co.

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KAUT-TV Oklahoma City — PRICE: $750,000 BUYER: Howard Stirk Holdings LLC (Armstrong Williams, manager) SELLER: Sinclair Broadcast Group (Christopher Ripley, president/CEO) FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 19, 670.000 kW, ant. 1,562 ft. AFFILIATION: IND COMMENT: Deal becomes effective upon consummation of Sinclair’s acquisition of the stock of Tribune Media Co.

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KMYU-TV /St. George, UT — PRICE: $400,000 BUYER: Howard Stirk Holdings LLC (Armstrong Williams, manager) SELLER: Sinclair Broadcast Group (Christopher Ripley, president/CEO) FACILITIES:  DTV Ch. 9, 3.200 kW, ant. 141ft. AFFILIATION: My COMMENT: COMMENT: Deal becomes effective upon consummation of Sinclair’s acquisition of the stock of Tribune Media Co.

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WLHG-CD Lynchburg, VA — PRICE: $50,000 BUYER: Gray Television Inc (Hilton Howell, Jr, chairman, president/CEO) SELLER: Liberty University (Jerry Falwell, Jr., president) FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 19, 9.070 kW, ant. 610 ft. AFFILIATION: REL COMMENT: The purchase also includes an option agreement for Gray to acquire WFFP-TV/Danville, VA and beginning June 15, 2018 a Shared Services Agreement whereby Gray will provide programming for and will be entitled to the revenue from the programming and advertising on both WLHG and WFFP and following the closing will continue in effect with respect to WFFP.


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