Gray’s New Raycom Stations Dropping Cox Reps

The newly acquired stations will manage their national ad sales in-house like the rest of Gray’s stations.

DMAS 89 & 112

Scripps Closes On KXXV-KRHD, WTXL Buy

The spinoffs from the Gray-Raycom merger brings Scripps’ holdings to 36 TV stations in 26 markets and gives Scripps its first stations in Texas and expands its Florida presence.

FCC Approves Gray-Raycom Merger

The $3.6 billion merger creates another TV mega-group with stations in 92 markets reaching 24% of TV homes (or 17% with the UHF discount the FCC uses in calculating compliance with its 39% ownership cap).

DMA 66: HONOLULU

FCC Grants Raycom, HITV Honolulu Renewals

The FCC has granted the license renewals of Raycom’s KHNL and KGMB, both Honolulu, and HITV’s KFVE Honolulu, denying a license challenge by Media Council Hawai’i and putting a final nail in the group’s long-standing complaint that Raycom and KITV had run afoul of local ownership rules.

DOJ Sets Divestitures For Gray-Raycom OK

Gray and Raycom must divest television stations in nine markets to receive approval of the $3.6 billion merger.

Raycom’s Investigative Strategy Is Over The Top

It doesn’t take an Einstein to know that in this age of streaming and on-demand viewing, linear TV notions of time and space don’t apply. But it did take a Breland — Sandy Breland, group vice president at Raycom Media — to apply that new reality to investigative reporting.

Justice Settles Antitrust Case Against 6 TV Groups

The Justice Department has settled with six TV station groups over what DOJ said was the “unlawful sharing of competitively sensitive” information on advertising that disrupted “the normal competitive process of spot advertising in markets across the United States.” The six: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Raycom Media, Tribune Media, Meredith Corp., Griffin Communications and Dreamcatcher Broadcasting.

Raycom Hopes Viewers Want More ‘Me Time’

Instead of looking at off-the-shelf syndicated programming, Raycom Media decided to tailor its own, a half-hour talk show featuring two comediennes. Me Time with Frangela features the team of Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, who have been friends for more than 20 years. Ken Reiner, Raycom’s programming VP, sees the show as an opportunity “to really look at something that’s new, unique, fun and dynamic.”

New Raycom Show Shines Light On Reporting

Raycom Media and partners are highlighting the work of investigative journalists while making the reporting process more transparent to audiences with a new show Post. Show host Jamie Grey discusses recent investigations with an Investigative Reporters and Editors staffer and journalists. The monthly show, which is recorded at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, features investigative projects from documentaries to newspaper data stories published by all newsroom sizes.

Raycom Media Invests In Swirl Films

The Atlanta-based production company is a provider of urban content production and programming, delivering more than 60 original productions in the last six years.