Something to watch out for...

Sun Nov 16 14:13:45 EST 2008

What station does NBC own here? Not 7, not 56. What? A Providence

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Garrett Wollman" <>
To: "Larry Weil" <>
Cc: "Boston-Radio-Interest" <>
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2008 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: Something to watch out for...

> <<On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 12:52:16 -0500, Larry Weil <>
> said:
>> Of course, there would be the additional complication that Sunbeam
>> also owns and operates, from the same facilities, WLVI.  I doubt
>> NBC
>> would want WLVI, so it would need to be sold off separately, if
>> anyone even wants them at this point.
> At the moment, it appears that there are a lot more properties on
> the
> market than there are buyers.  Actually, scratch that.  It appears
> that there are a lot of broadcast properties on the market and no
> buyers at all.
> I'm told that Salem is particularly hard-up for cash and looking to
> sell off whatever they can to keep the larger-market stations
> running
> until the economy picks up.
> I wouldn't be surprised to see a number of broadcast groups in
> Chapter
> 11 by the middle of next year if the financing crunch continues.
> I suppose that if Fox ends up buying WSVN, they could fairly easily
> take WLVI off Ansin's hands at the same time.  That would presumably
> mean the end of news on 56.  NBC couldn't take it (they already own
> in
> this market).  There's nobody else in the business with access to
> capital on reasonable terms right now.
> -GAWollman

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