CBS Selling off 50 Stations

David Tomm
Sun Aug 3 11:06:25 EDT 2008

That was CBS's thinking for years.  Hartford is their second smallest  
market, but one of it's most successful in terms of ratings and  
revenue (for that size.)  However, according to,  
all markets beyond the top 16 are being sold.  There's nothing  
specific yet from CBS, but considering they're selling Pittsburgh and  
KDKA (according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review) and Charlotte may  
also be in play (a growth market) I can't see them hanging on to the  
Hartford stations.

-Dave Tomm
"Mike Thomas"

On Aug 3, 2008, at 9:56 AM, SteveOrdinetz wrote:

> Is it etched in stone that markets below a certain ranking will be  
> sold, or is this just speculation?  Seems to me that if you have a  
> successful cluster in a mid-sized market you might want to hang on  
> to it and unload a dog in a larger one.  Clear Channel hung on to  
> their Manchester & Portsmouth properties when they began to shed  
> stations, even though neither market is in the top 100 (Manchester  
> is barely in the top 200).

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