The acquisition of the CW affiliate gives the station group a duopoly in Maine’s largest market with its ABC affiliate WMTW.
The CW affiliate will give Hearst a duopoly in the Maine market, joining the company’s ABC affiliate, WMTW.
MNT affiliate WPME Lewiston and CW affil WPXT Portland are among the three station sales that were submitted to the FCC for its approval during the week ending March 12, according to BIA/Kelsey.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.-based New Age is selling its CW affiliate in Portland, Maine, WPXT, to Tyche Broadcasting for $75,000, according to an FCC filing seeking approval of the deal. Tyche is owned Frank Copsidas of Portland, who has no other broadcast interests. New Age has been operating WPXT in a virtual duopoly with WPME, an MNT affiliate owned by MPS Media.