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    newsbot
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    If WJW does officially flip here’s hoping they employ the strategy of burying the Sinclair “must-run political commentary packages” in the middle of the night like some other recently acquired Sinclair stations have done.

    Even the flagship station of the chain, WBFF, buries the must-runs. And with Mark Hyman sidelined, possibly for good, there’s less of it than there was before.
    #182383

    MediaFan85
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    UPDATE: WJW will likely NOT become owned by Sinclair!!!!

    http://deadline.com/2018/04/sinclair-tribune-sell-local-tv-stations-deal-ok-1202375877/

    #182384

    Nathan Obral
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    UPDATE: WJW will likely NOT become owned by Sinclair!!!!

    http://deadline.com/2018/04/sinclair-tribune-sell-local-tv-stations-deal-ok-1202375877/

    The press release is here.

    WJW’s buyer isn’t disclosed here, but for all intents and purposes, Fox Television Stations is the buyer.

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    #182385

    Bill Recto
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    Meredith Buys St. Louis Station KPLR

    Update KPLR goes to Meredith Television.

    #182387

    Bill Recto
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    Standard Media to Acquire 9 Stations

     

    Update Standard Media gets some of the divested Sinclair/Tribune stations.

     

    The stations include:

    KOKH (FOX) Oklahoma City – Currently owned by Sinclair
    WXMI (FOX) Grand Rapids, MI – Currently owned by Tribune
    WPMT (FOX) Harrisburg, PA – Currently owned by Tribune
    WXLV (ABC) Greensboro, NC – Currently owned by Sinclair
    WRLH (FOX) Richmond, VA – Currently owned by Sinclair
    WOLF (FOX) / WSWB (CW) / WQMY (MY) Wilkes Barre, PA – Currently owned by Sinclair
    KDSM (FOX) Des Moines, IA – Currently owned by Sinclair

    #182390

    Nathan Obral
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    The bottom line (to quote Sinclair’s Russian political hack Boris Epysteyn) is that WJW will not be under Sinclair ownership, and will most assuredly be an O&O again.

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    #182392

    skiwest
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    So I assume the Sinclair diginets Comet and Charge which were recently added on 8.3 and 8.4 will be going away eventually.

    #182393

    tim131
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    Rumors floating around that Fox corporate would like to re-acquire WJW as an O&O station.

    #182402

    Bill Recto
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    https://nypost.com/2018/04/25/fox-will-allegedly-buy-seven-tv-stations-from-sinclair/

     

    Update Fox Will get 7 divested Sinclair/Tribune stations in Cleveland, Sacramento, Denver, San Diego, Seattle and Salt Lake City.

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    Bill Recto
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    #182422

    Ray
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    Lest we all forget, when WJW channel 8 was previously a Fox O&O they INCESSANTLY promoted American Idol during every hour of every newscast. A “FAKE” reality show was pounded down viewers throats during times viewers thought they would get to see “REAL” news. Instead 5 minute promos of a network show masqueraded as “NEWS”.

    I’m glad Sinclair is for now being shut out of our local market. But having Fox owning channel 8 is small consolation. They are the same people who bring you Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity (if you watch their cable channel, that is). Ms. Ingraham belittles high school students that don’t want to go to school and get slaughtered. Sean Hannity says he will prove Seth Rich was murdered by Democrats for leaking documents. We’re still waiting for that proof. Meanwhile we find Sean bought many, many houses and the land they were on from an entity that was scamming the US Govt. and banks. The morality and ethical bar set by Fox is so low that an ant has a hard time limbo dancing under it.

    It’s not like we hit the jackpot with WJW becoming a Fox O&O again.

     

    #182424

    Bill Recto
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    Lest we all forget, when WJW channel 8 was previously a Fox O&O they INCESSANTLY promoted American Idol during every hour of every newscast. A “FAKE” reality show was pounded down viewers throats during times viewers thought they would get to see “REAL” news. Instead 5 minute promos of a network show masqueraded as “NEWS”. I’m glad Sinclair is for now being shut out of our local market. But having Fox owning channel 8 is small consolation. They are the same people who bring you Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity (if you watch their cable channel, that is). Ms. Ingraham belittles high school students that don’t want to go to school and get slaughtered. Sean Hannity says he will prove Seth Rich was murdered by Democrats for leaking documents. We’re still waiting for that proof. Meanwhile we find Sean bought many, many houses and the land they were on from an entity that was scamming the US Govt. and banks. The morality and ethical bar set by Fox is so low that an ant has a hard time limbo dancing under it. It’s not like we hit the jackpot with WJW becoming a Fox O&O again.

    True but name one media entity that’s ethical? I can’t name any given what has happened here. But Fox News Channel and Fox O&O’s are separate divisions within “New Fox”. In theory Fox News Channel has all the political trolls that historically attracted the right and Fox O&O’s are those that attracted the general public.

    #182425

    Bill Recto
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    Also the reason the Sinclair/Tribune deal has been getting attention too is that that there’s been questions for the past two years over how many Republicans will leave Fox News and choose Sinclair instead for Right wing content and this is in the background of media concentration though.

    #182426

    MediaFan85
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    Could any of the Twentieth Television shows move back to WJW once FOX reacquires the station?

    I can easily see Divorce Court moving back from WBNX to 8.  Would be nice to see another court show on 8 along with Judge Judy.

    #182427

    Ray
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    Bill Recto…..I hope you are correct about separation within FOX corporate. And no, I don’t find any local station’s ownership on the high side, above the bar as far as ethics goes. I have seen 2 stories rushed to air that were inaccurate this month. One that took place less than a mile from my house. Channel 19 did get the story right. 3 and 8 blew it. I did not catch 5’s coverage.

    I just found FOX’s unrelenting promos of rigged reality shows during their local newscasts in my area VERY DISTASTEFUL. And I believe the philosophy of that company is SCREW YOU, VIEWER. If you don’t like it, we don’t care.

    Fox 8 could use a shake-up anyway. What are they, all in junior high school in the 60’s or 70’s? They color coordinate what they will wear? Style over substance. Fox 8 reeks of it.

     

     

     

     

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