Is WBZ the only TV and AM left in New England?
Mon Nov 17 00:26:59 EST 2008
>>(Did Tribune ever own
radio outside Chicago? I have a bit set that they did, but it could just be
I'm not sure how long Tribune has owned WPIX-TV. Given that the newspaper
also used to own the Daily News, I assume it owned WPIX-FM as well(?).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Garrett Wollman" <email@example.com>
To: "Scott Fybush" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2008 11:58 PM
Subject: Re: Is WBZ the only TV and AM left in New England?
> <<On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 22:55:26 -0500, Scott Fybush <email@example.com>
>> As Garrett alluded to in his response, most of these (Hubbard, Glendive
>> and Fisher being the exceptions) are old-line newspaper companies that
>> expanded into broadcasting.
> Actually, I was alluding to the fact that they were all relatively
> small group owners with a strong connection to the specific market in
> which they kept their original radio-TV combos -- you could certainly
> say that about Fisher and Hubbard as well. It's perhaps particularly
> instructive when you consider that Hearst sold off *all* their radio
> properties, with the exception of WBAL/WIYY. I believe that's true of
> a number of the other operators on the list. (Did Tribune ever own
> radio outside Chicago? I have a bit set that they did, but it could
> just be cosmic rays.)
> If you go back about fifteen years, before all the big group roll-ups,
> there were a good number more, in similar situations.
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