Montana PBS is about to receive a rare donation: a full-power TV station. Gray Television is giving KMTF in Helena, a CW simulcast channel, to the public TV station, said Eric Hyyppa, GM of Montana PBS in Bozeman. The transaction should be complete by this fall, he said.
It’s buying two stations in Wausau, Wis., and Laredo, Texas, and moving the programming to LPTVs it already owns in those markets. In Montana, it’s selling KBGF and KTVH to Cordillera Communications and donating KMTF to Montana State University.
The sale of KMTF Helena, Mont., by Meridian Communications’ Rocky Mountain Broadcasting Co. to Gray Television for $150,000 tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Kelsey.
It’s paying $2 million for KTVH (NBC) and KMTF (CW) in Helena, and KBGF Great Falls (NBC).
Montana’s Beartooth NBC has deployed NVerzion‘s automation technology at its KTVH (NBC) and KMTF (CW) Helena (DMA 206) and KBGF (NBC) Great Falls (DMA 190). The system provides transmission of on-air signals and simplifies the workload of master control operations, which are centralized at KTVH. Beartooth NBC is a subsidiary of Intermountain West Communications Company […]