The former general sales manager will now oversee the group’s CBS affiliate, WGME, as well as the market’s Fox affiliate, WPFO, with which Sinclair has a joint sales agreement.
Portland, Maine, CBS affiliate WGME and Fox affiliate WPFO each carry commentary segments by Boris Epshteyn nine times a week on orders from their owner, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the nation’s largest owner of local television stations and an aggressive, unabashed disseminator of conservative commentary supporting the Trump wing of the Republican Party. The commentaries are raising some eyebrows among viewers and others in the state.
Tegna’s NBC affiliate WCSH holds the lead among local media on social in Portland-Auburn, Maine. according to Shareablee data, but WGME, Sinclair’s CBS affil, is close behind.