The sales of KGET and KKEY-LP Bakersfield, Calif., plus KGPE Fresno, Calif., for $35.4 million top the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Kelsey.
Station Trading Roundup: 5 Deals, $55.5M
KGET & KKEY-LP Bakersfield and KGPE Fresno, all Calif. — PRICE: $35.4 million BUYER: Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. (Perry Sook, president-CEO-chairman) SELLER (KGPE & KGET): High Plains Broadcasting Inc (James Martin, president) SELLER (KKEY): Newport Television LLC (Sandy DiPasquale, president-CEO) FACILITIES: KGET-TV: DTV Ch. 25, 135 kW, ant. 1,329 ft.; KKEY-LP: Ch. 11, 3 kW, ant. 1,241 ft.; KGPE (DT): DTV Ch. 34, 185 kW, ant. 1,893 ft. AFFILIATIONS: KGET-TV: NBC; KKEY-LP: TEL; KGPE (DT): CBS BROKER: Moelis & Co.
WFFF-WVNY Burlington, Vt. — PRICE: $17.1 million BUYER (WFFF): Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc (Perry Sook, pres/CEO/chairman) BUYER (WVNY): Mission Broadcasting Inc (Nancie Smith, chairman/secretary) SELLER (WFFF): Smith Media LLC (Ian Guthrie, VP/CFO/treasurer) SELLER (WVNY): Lambert Broadcasting LLC (Michael Jones, EVP/CFO) FACILITIES: WFFF-TV: DTV Ch. 43, 47 kW, ant. 2,753 ft.; WVNY (DT): DTV Ch. 13, 10 kW, ant. 2,727 ft. AFFILIATIONS: WFFF-TV: FOX; WVNY (DT): ABC BROKER: Waller Capital Partners LLC
WMAK Knoxville, Tenn. — PRICE: $2.95 million BUYER: Lockwood Broadcasting (James Lockwood, Jr., CEO) SELLER: Daystar Television Network (Marcus Lamb, president/CEO) FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 7, 55 kW, ant. 1,253 ft. AFFILIATION: RTV
W16DD-D, W18EB-D Athens and W09CW-D Macon, Ga. — PRICE: $33,000 BUYER: DTV Innovators Inc (Mary Castelli, president) SELLER: Frank Digital Broadcasting (David Frank, president) FACILITIES: W16DD: DTV Ch. 16, 15 kW, ant. 417 ft.; W18EB: DTV Ch. 18, 10 kW, ant. 417 ft.; W09CW: DTV Ch. 9, 0.30 kW, ant. 614 ft.
WJDE-LD Nashville — PRICE: Donation BUYER: Evangel World Prayer Center of Kentucky Inc (Robert Rodgers, president) SELLER: South Central Communications Corporation (John Engelbrecht, chairman-president) FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 31, 5.3 kW, ant. 486 ft. AFFILIATION: HSN