WEEK ENDING SEPT. 14

Station Trading Roundup: 2 Deals, $5.5 Million

The purchase of WJFB Lebanon, Tenn., by Weigel Broadcasting tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.  

WJFB-TV Lebanon, TN — PRICE: $5,500,000 BUYER: Weigel Broadcasting Company (Norman Shapiro, president) SELLER: HC2 Holdings Inc (Philip Falcone, chairman/president/CEO) FACILITIES: DTV Ch 25, 950.000 kW, ant.528 ft. AFFILIATION: Me


WVTA-TV Windsor, WETK-TV Burlington, WVER-TV Rutland, WVTB-TV St Johnsbury, W20EH-D Pownal, W30DM-D Manchester, VT — PRICE: Merger BUYER: Vermont Public Co (Scott Finn, CEO) SELLER: Vermont ETV Inc (Steve Ferreira, CFO/interim CEO) FACILITIES: WVTA-TV: DTV Ch 9, 15.000 kW, ant.1,263 ft.; WETK-TV: DTV Ch 32, 90.000 kW, ant.2,723 ft.; WVER-TV: DTV Ch 9, 15.000 kW, ant.1,263 ft; WVTB-TV:  DTV Ch 28, 84.100 kW, ant.1,931 ft.; W20EH-D: DTV Ch 20, 1.260 kW, ant. 1,204 ft.; W30DM-D: DTV Ch 30, 0.796 kW. ant. 2,303 ft. AFFILIATIONS: All PBS COMMENT: Vermont ETV Inc, and Vermont Public Radio, wishing to combine their operations will each merge with and into Vermont Public Co which will be the surviving corporation and the separate corporate existence of Vermont ETV Inc and Vermont Public Radio shall cease.

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