That's according to a Katz memo to its staff. Eight stations in six markets, including Milwaukee and Las Vegas, are involved in the move. Journal's WTVF Nashville is already a Katz client. All the station will be attached to Katz's Eagle unit.
Journal Shifts Rep Biz From Petry To Katz
Journal Broadcast Group is switching national sales reps — from Petry Television to Katz Television’s Eagle Television Sales — effective Dec. 2, according to a Katz memo to its staff.
Making the move are eight stations in six markets: KIVI-KNIN Boise, Idaho; KSAW Twin Falls, Idaho; WGBA-WACY Green Bay, Wis.; WSYM Lansing, Mich.; KTNV Las Vegas and WTMJ Milwaukee.
Journal’s Nashville, Tenn., station, WTVF, which it purchased last year from Landmark Media for $215 million, is already represented by Eagle.
“Journal Broadcast Group is one of America’s finest-run broadcast companies, with a focus on being the dominant station in each of their markets, as well as a real focus on news and community,” Katz Television CEO Leo MacCourtney says in the memo. “In addition, Journal has a big commitment to sports, with offerings including the 620 WTMJ Packers Radio Network in Wisconsin.”