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Jessell | FCC Duop Inaction Hurting Station Owners

Gray Television’s deal to buy KDLT Sioux Fall, S.D., and create a precedent-setting affiliate duopoly in the market has been hung up at the FCC for 15 months without any explanation. For the sake of buyers and sellers, large and small, the FCC needs to act.

DMA 115: SIOUX FALLS, SD

KDLT Says DOJ Has OK’d Sale To Gray

An internal email from the GM of Red River Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Sioux Falls, S.D., says the Justice Department has signed off on the $32 million sale to Gray Television first proposed in 2018.

DMA 110

Gray Sioux Falls Purchase Challenged

The American Television Alliance tells the FCC that Gray Television shouldn’t be allowed to buy KDLT because it already owns KSFY in the South Dakota market and duopoly ownership of two top-four affiliates would give Gray too much retrans negotiating power.

PLAYOUT (DMA 110: SIOUX FALL, SD)

KDLT Tower Drone Video Draws FAA Response

DMA 110

Into The Air To Stay On The Air At KDLT

Next time you’re about to complain about your job, think of what tower climber Kevin Schmidt does for a living at KDLT Sioux Falls-Mitchell, SD

DMA 112 (SIOUX FALLS, SD)

KDLT Names Spinner Chief Meteorologist