Lockwood Closes On 2nd Knoxville Station

It has changed the call letters of WMAK to WKNX after completing the $2.95 million purchase from Daystar Television announced last November.

Lockwood Broadcast Group announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of WMAK Knoxville, Tenn. (DMA 61), from Daystar Television for $2.95 million.

Concurrent with finalizing the acquisition ,Lockwood changed the station’s call letters to WKNX. The purchase creates a duopoly with CW affiliate WBXX, which Lockwood acquired from Acme Communications in May 2011.

Lockwood President Dave Hanna said: “This is a great opportunity for Lockwood Broadcasting in Knoxville, our team is excited to expand our service and further grow relationships in the community. We as a group continue to look for more stations and anticipate announcing another acquisition soon.”

Lockwood’s other stations include WQCW (CW) Charleston-Huntington W.Va.; WHDF (CW) Huntsville-Decatur Ala.;, and KTEN Sherman Texas-Ada Okla., which is affiliated with NBC, ABC and CW.

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