DMA 45

Acme Selling Albuquerque TVs For $17.3M

John S. Viall Jr.’s Tamer Media is buying the CW and MNT affilis, plus a satellite, which comprise Acme’s final stations. LIN Media, which has a shared services agreement with Acme, will acquire certain non-license assets, which it will use to continue supporting the stations’ operations.

Gealy Out As Acme President In Restructure

Doug Gealy, a co-founder of the company who has been its president-CEO, becomes a consultant and acting CEO, while Stan Gill is elevated to president-COO as the company continues to sell its stations.


Acme 4Q Net Revenue Falls 3%

A 14% drop in advertising at the group’s two remaining stations was offset somewhat by increased revenue from it’s The Daily Buzz show.

DMA 85

FCC OKs Acme Sale of Madison, WI, CW Affil

The FCC has granted Acme Communications’ sale of CW affiliate WBUW Madison, Wis. (DMA 85), to the Byrne Acquisition Group LLC for $1.8 million. Byrne owns low-power WHHI Hilton Head, S.C. When Acme announced the sale last December, it said it expected it to close in the second quarter of this year.

DMA 85

Acme Selling WBUW Madison, Wis.

Byrne Acquisition Group is buying the CW affiliate for $1.8 million. In addition, Acme’s board approves distribution of its LIN TV Corp. stock to its shareholders.


Acme 3Q TV Station Revenue Falls 9%

The company, in the process of selling all its stations, posts a net loss for the third quarter of $432,000 compared to a $390,000 net loss for the third quarter of 2010.


Acme Station Revenue Up 2% In 1Q

The broadcast group posts gains in revenues and broadcast cash flow as it continues liquidating its assets. Its net loss for the first quarter of 2011 was $1.7 million compared to a $1.9 million net loss for the first quarter of 2010. The board approves a 35-cents-per-share distribution.

DMAS 59, 62 & 71

Acme Completes Three Station Sales

It gets $17.1 million for WBXX Knoxville, Tenn.; WBDT Dayton, Ohio; and WCWF Green Bay-Appleton, Wis.

DMA 59

Lockwood Names Neal Davis GM Of WBXX

In announces the management appointment after closing on its purchase of the Knoxville, Tenn., CW affiliate from Acme.


Acme 4Q Station Revenue Rises 7%

The group owner’s net loss for the fourth quarter was $5.3 million compared to a $4.5 million net loss for the fourth quarter of 2009

Acme Appealing MMT, HRP Court Verdict

New York State court sided in favor of the Cox Reps firms MMT and HRP, and against broadcaster Acme Communications. The decision would entitle the two rep firms to about $2.4 million. Acme claims its damages involve millions of dollars.

DMA 59

Acme Selling WBXX Knoxville To Lockwood

The Knoxville, Tenn., CW affiliate is being sold for $5.6 million and follows earlier sales by Acme of its Dayton, Ohio, and Green Bay-Appleton, Wis., stations.


Acme 3Q Net Revenue Rises 3%

The gain, driven mainly by its Albuquerque duopoly, helps lower its net loss to $390,000 from $1.4 million in the year-ago quarter.