New Young Broadcasting’s Lansing, Mich., CBS affiliate WLNS is simulcasting its 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news shows on ABC affiliate WLAJ with which it has an SSA, starting April 1. The station will also simulcast its morning show from 5 to 7 a.m. on WLAJ starting Monday, April 15.
Young Broadcasting, which is operating a CBS-MNT duopoly in Lansing, Mich., will soon make it a triopoly. It has a deal to take over the operation of WLAJ just as soon as Shield Media completes its purchase of the ABC affiliate from Sinclair for $14.4 million. Young and Shield worked together to create a duopoly for Young earlier his year in Albany, N.Y.