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the Largest TV station affected by this proposed deal is WOIO Cleveland.currently owned by Raycom and this move is to go after Sinclair and Nexstar for local
Update Raycom has announced the official statement on the Gray deal and yes this deal is to make Raycom more competitive against Sinclair and Nexstar for local TV in most parts of the country.
Here are the Full List of TV Stations owned By Gray and Raycom as of June 2018 but note in one of the Raycom Press Releases that they have overlap TV markets in Georgia, Ohio, Texas, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee. Note we don’t know yet on who is being divested due to the Gray/Raycom merger and where are the divested stations are going to yet.
update Raycon’s Newspapers are to be sold.
Update in the Gray/Raycom talks
Now the Gray Purchage of KDLT is being challenged.
Update on the Raycom/ Gray Deal
Apparently Gray has sold 2 stations to Raycom
Multistate Deal — PRICE: $4,411,145.78 BUYER: Gray Television Inc (Hilton Howell, Jr, chairman/president/CEO) SELLER: Raycom Media Inc (Patrick LaPlatney, president/CEO
Iowa: KYOU-TV Ottumwa FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 15, 360.000 kW, ant. 1,181ft. AFFILIATION: FOX
Missouri: K30MG-D Kirksville FACILITIES: DTV Ch. 30, 8.200 kW, ant. 413 ft. AFFILIATION: FOX
WUPV-TV Ashland, VA — PRICE: $12,359,665.75 BUYER: Gray Television Inc (Hilton Howell, Jr, chairman/president/CEO) SELLER: Raycom Media Inc (Patrick LaPlatney, president/CEO FACILITIES: DTV Ch 8, 30.000 kW, ant. 827 ft. AFFILIATION: CW COMMENT: American Spirit Media’s WUPV-TV/Ashland, VA, KYOU-TV/Ottumwa, IA, K30MG-D/Kirksville, MO to Raycom Media Inc. The Cash Purchase Price for WUPV-TV is $12,359,665.75. The Cash Purchase Price for KYOU-TV and K30MG-D is $4,411,145.78. Upon consummation of Raycom’s acquisitions of WUPV, KYOU and K30MG-D, Raycom intends to file subsequent applications seeking the Commission’s consent to assign WUPV’s, KYOU’s and K30MG-D licenses to Gray Television per the merger agreement between Raycom and Gray.
Update Gray is selling WSWG-TV to Marquee.
Update Gray Divests 9 stations.
Here are some updates on the Gray/Raycom talks plus Raycom having investments in Swirl Films.
Here is an update on the Gray Raycom Talks and in this case the point of contention is over the Hawaii Outlets KGMB and KHNL.
Update KFVE is proposed to be owned by Nexstar.
Update in the Gray talks for Divestment.
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