While big broadcasters are largely ambivalent about creating TV-newspaper combinations in large markets, NPG’s David Bradley says he and other small operators are interested in creating them in small markets. Unfortunately, the FCC is only interested in allowing such combos in large markets. How does that make any sense?
The Independent Television Group, comprising a number of family-owned broadcasters, many with newspapers, meet twice a year to educate themselves and share knowledge on how to survive and thrive. Their leader, News-Press & Gazette Co.’s David Bradley, explains the group’s goals and how they hope to accomplish them. The short list of priorities includes network-affiliate relations, spectrum repacking, station values, syndication as well as technical issues.