WLNE airing infomercials in place of 7p news

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 21:18:17 EDT 2011

Well there is certainly overlap with WMUR and WCVB  ( and in the other
direction between WMUR and WMTW) so I don't think that is as much of an
issue anymore.

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 8:43 PM, Garrett Wollman <wollman@bimajority.org>wrote:

> <<On Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:58:24 -0400, Scott Fybush <scott@fybush.com>
> said:
> > I don't think it's for Hearst's benefit; if Hearst wanted WLNE, it's had
> > many opportunities to do so at reasonable prices, and there's an issue
> > with the very significant overlap of signals between WLNE and WCVB.
> > Recall that CBS had to unload WPRI for that same reason.
> I think, however, that if Hearst wanted WLNE now, they could easily
> get a "failing station" waiver, particularly if they made some
> handwavy argument about how Providence is a separate market and nobody
> in the Boston market watches WLNE (or can even get it outside of parts
> of Norfolk County).
> -GAWollman

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