The seller of the spectrumless license and assets of KBEH Los Angeles to Meruelo Television for $10 million pulls the FCC application seeking approval of the deal after the agency asks for public comment on it. KBEH sold its spectrum in the FCC incentive auction.
Hero Licenseco LLC, which sold the spectrum of KBEH Los Angeles for $146.6 million in the FCC incentive auction, now has a deal to sell that station’s spectrumless TV license with its must-carry rights to KWHY Los Angeles,
As of Monday, KWHY’s 5 and 10 pm local newscasts have been canceled. With very few exceptions, the the Meruelo Group-owned station’s entire news, marketing and sales staff were laid off in the process. About 50 to 60 people today lost their jobs – about 40 were from the news department.
Raymond Mesa, an anchor at the Los Angeles Spanish-language station for nine years, has been tapped to lead its news efforts.