DMA 25: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Looking To Hire Multicultural Reporter

Under new management led by DuJuan McCoy, the Indianapolis CW affiliate is looking to hire a reporter “dedicated exclusively to covering multicultural issues within the Indiana community.”

DMAS 103 & 121

Byron Allen Buying Bayou City TVs For $165M

The Entertainment Studios CEO’s Allen Media is getting CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates in Evansville, Ind., and Lafayette, La.

DMA 28

Nexstar Selling Two Indianapolis TVs For $42.5M

The agreement with DuJuan McCoy’s new Circle City Broadcasting I marks the completion of Nexstar’s divestiture plan to secure approvals for its Tribune Media purchase. The total gross proceeds from the planned sale of the 21 stations being divested amounts to $1.36 billion.

Three Join Broadcasters Foundation Board

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected to its board of directors Kim Guthrie, president of Cox Media Group, and DuJuan McCoy, president-CEO-founder of Bayou City Broadcasting, and named Julie Talbott, president of Premiere Networks, an officer and VP. The new members and Talbott were voted in during the board meeting that took place in New York City earlier […]

DMA 103 (EVANSVILLE, IN)

McCoy’s WEVV To Debut News On Monday

On Aug. 3, WEVV, the CBS and Fox affiliates in Evansville, Ind., is launching a local TV news operation from scratch, going up against already established local TV newscasts from both the NBC and ABC affiliates in town.

TVNEWSCHECK PROFILE

DuJuan Is The Real McCoy Station Owner

After DuJuan McCoy paid his dues in local TV sales positions — “I believe sales is the crux of communication,” he says — he is now building a station group of his own, starting with his $18.6 million purchase of WEVV Evansville, Ind. The African-American entrepreneur believes adding news adds value to stations and he thinks he has a responsibility to “lay down groundwork for future minorities so that there’s some type of track record of success with minorities running television stations. That’s a responsibility that I think I have.”

COMMENTARY BY DUJUAN MCCOY

Don’t Bet Against Local Broadcast TV

Bayou City Broadcasting CEO DuJuan McCoy: “Broadcasting is a remarkably resilient business that remains an essential news and entertainment platform for America. The broadcast television industry is led by great companies that are disparate in parts but collaborative in vision. We have strong leaders, great advocates, game-changing visionaries and experienced winners who are vigorously committed to preserving and improving our business for the long haul.”

DMAS 197 & 164

McCoy Makes Temporary Exit With TV Sale

London Broadcasting adds to its Texas holdings with Fox affiliates in San Angelo and Abilene, plus some LPTVs. But seller DuJuan McCoy isn’t leaving the business. He’s ready to move up-market.

DuJuan McCoy Appointed To NAB TV Board

NAB Television Board Chair Marci Burdick has appointed DuJuan McCoy to the NAB Television Board of Directors effective this June. McCoy will assume the seat of Madelyn Bonnot Griffin when she rotates off the board. Griffin will continue as co-chair of the Small Market Television Advisory Committee. McCoy is owner, president and CEO of Bayou […]