DMAS 68 & 180

Michael Smith To Head WFRV And WJMN

Nexstar promotes its former WFRV Green Bay, Wis., sales executive to VP-GM of that station as well as WJMN Marquette, Mich.

DMA 180 (MARQUETTE, MI)

WJMN Still Having Transmitter Trouble

DMA 180 (MARQUETTE, MI)

WJMN To Introduce Local News, Go HD

Nexstar Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate in Marquette, Mich., will debut 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts next month produced from a new broadcast and digital operations center, and hires Cynthia Thompson as news director/anchor.

DMAS 69 & 180

Nexstar Names Green Bay-Marquette GSM

Steve Shanks will Lead Sales Efforts at CBS Affiliates WFRV Green Bay, Wis., WJMN Marquette, Mich., and the stations’ websites.

DMAS 71 & 179

Nexstar Closes 2-Station Buy, Denk New GM

The group owner completes the $20-million purchase of CBS affiliates WFRV Green Bay, Wis., and WJMN Marquette, Mich., and names Joseph Denk their VP and general manager.

DMAS 39 & 179

WFRV-WJMN’s Perry Kidder Calling It Quits

The longtime GM of the CBS affiliates in Green Bay, Wis., and Marquette, Mich., is retiring upon the completion of the sale of the stations this summer to Nexstar Broadcasting. Nexstar announced it was buying the stations from Liberty Media last month for $20 million.

DMA 179

Nexstar Readying Local News For WJMN

Nexstar plans to launch local news at WJMN Marquette, Mich., after the group closes on its acquisition of it and WFRV Green Bay, Wis., from Liberty Media, says President-CEO Perry Sook.

DMAS 71 & 179

Nexstar Buys Two CBS Affils For $20 Million

The Dallas-based station group is adding WFRV Green Bay-Appleton, Wis., and WJMN Marquette, Mich., to its already bulging station portfolio. CBS Perry Sook says the price is less than five times projected 2010-11 cash flow, which he believes he can grow by being more agressive on retrans and through “synergistic operating improvements.”