Nexstar Broadcasting Group said Monday that it closed on its purchase for $44 million of KXMB Bismarck; KXMC Minot; KXMA Dickinson; and KXMD Williston, all in North Dakota (DMA 139), from Reiten Television. Nexstar also announced it named Robert Romine general manager of the stations. The Seller, Reiten Television, Inc. has no other broadcast interests. […]
The appointment follows completion of Nexstar’s previously announced acquisition of four CBS affiliates: KXMB, KXMC, KSMA and KXMD for $44 million.
It’s paying $44 million for CBS affiliates KXMC, KXMB, KXMA and KXMD in Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson-Williston and will also provide sales and other services to the market’s two ABC affiliates owned by Forum Communications.
Actor and comedian Will Ferrell reprised his Anchorman role for the Bismarck, N.D., CBS affiliate’s Saturday night news broadcast. The former Saturday Night Live star is promoting its upcoming sequel, Anchorman 2. Ferrell read stories while engaging in some banter with co-anchor Amber Schatz and the rest of the news team. “What? Am I supposed to read that?”