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Jeffrey McCallister Named WFXB VP-GM

The former WTVZ Norfolk, Va., GM is tapped to lead Bahakel’s Fox affiliate in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Bahakel Signs Repack Deal With Hitachi Comark

Bahakel Communications has signed a master purchase agreement (MPA) with Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark, manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems, and associated field services. The move is designed to smooth the repack of six Bahakel stations. The MPA provides Bahakel with the key framework for the purchase of new transmitters and associated services […]

Bahakel Renews Its Nielsen Contract

The group owner will continue to have the ratings service’s various tools at its five TV stations.





Bahakel Upgrades DTV Encoders

DMA 176

WBBJ Jackson To Add CBS On Subchannel

The Bahakel Communications-owned ABC affiliate in Jackson, Tenn., will begin broadcasting CBS network programming on ch. 7.3 beginning Jan. 1.

DMA 117

Bahakel Paying $3.5M For CW In Montgomery

In addition to buying WBMM Montgomery-Salem, Ala., from Sagamore Hill for $3.5 million, Bahakel is entering into contracts to operate its ABC affiliate, WNCF. Counting the CBS affiliate it already owns, WAKA, Bahakel will end up with three stations in the market following FCC approval.

DMA 117

Bahakel Sets ‘Huge Media Merger’ In Ala.

Bahakel Communications, owner of WAKA (CBS) Montgomery, Ala., is buying SagamoreHill Broadcasting’s CW affiliate WBMM there and has signed time sales and SSA deals to operate SagamoreHill’s WNCF (ABC) in the market.