DMAS 75 & 80

Nexstar Buying Two Stations For $19.45M

It’s purchasing KRBK Springfield, Mo., and WHDF Huntsville, Ala., markets in which it already owns or operates stations. Nexstar President Tim Busch said: “The acquisitions … will allow Nexstar to generate incremental advertising and net retransmission consent revenue growth without increasing our total U.S. television household reach.”

RETRANS

Dish Loses Four Stations In Fee Fight

Four Lockwood Broadcast Group stations are no longer available on the satellite service: KAKE Wichita, Kan. (ABC); WHDF Florance, Ala. (CW); WCWG Lexington, N.C. (CW); and KTEN Ada, Okla. (NBC, ABC, CW).

MARKET SHARE (DMA 79: HUNTSVILLE, AL)

‘Happy Holidays’ From Huntsville’s WHDF

DMA 79 (HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-FLORENCE, AL)

Maryann Balbo Named GM Of WHDF

The former marketing director at WTVD Raleigh, N.C., lands the top spot at Lockwood Broadcast Group’s Alabama CW affiliate.

DMA 80 (HUNTSVILLE, AL)

C. Douglas Sutton Named GM Of WHDF

The former local sales manager of WBMA Birmingham, Ala., will run Lockwood’s Huntsville, Ala., CW affiliate.