The Entertainment Studios CEO’s Allen Media is getting CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates in Evansville, Ind., and Lafayette, La.
News director Doug Barden is leaving Nexstar-owned Lafayette, La. NBC and Fox affiliate KADN-KLAF for a new business venture in California.
The divestitures are designed to comply with FCC ownership caps as Nexstar’s acquisition of Media General awaits commission approval. The stations are WCWJ Jacksonville, Fla.; WSLS Roanoke, Va.; KADN and KLAF-LD Lafayette, La.; and KREG Denver.
Nexstar has completed the buildout of its multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art broadcast/digital operations center and high definition news facility in Lafayette, La., with the new broadcasts scheduled to launch on April 1 with content also available on CajunFirst.com.
The Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (or LITE) Center, has lit a digital fire under media properties in Lafayette, La., where a new paywall at Gannett’s Daily Advertiser, some weather apps at KATC and lots of social media are livening up the local online competition.