The courtship of NBC by the Hearld-Traveler

Larry Weil
Sun Jun 21 22:05:07 EDT 2009

At 09:33 PM 6/21/2009, Garrett Wollman wrote:

>Because the ownership limit at the time was still 7/7/7.  ABC owned in
>New York (WABC), Chicago (WLS), San Franciso (KGO), Los Angeles
>(KABC), and Detroit (WXYZ).  Cap Cities owned in New Haven (WTNH),
>Philly (WPVI), Houston (KTRK), Durham (WTVD), Tampa (WFTS), and Fresno
>(KFSN).  CC/ABC chose, rather sensibly, to keep the strongest markets.
>Why Fresno instead of Detroit?  No clue, but it could have had to do
>with theorized synergies with the other two California stations.

Didn't Cap Cities also own WPAT in Patterson, NJ?  Or had they sold 
it by that time?

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH 

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