WHDN (was Re: Food Chains (was: Blaw-Knox towers and Nashville))

Garrett Wollman wollman@bimajority.org
Fri Mar 18 12:17:58 EDT 2011

<<On Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:09:27 -0400, Richard Chonak <rac@gabrielmass.com> said:

> Similarly, Boston Market, in the '90s, expanded quickly before they went 
> bankrupt and were bought by McDs.

I think the lesson that new franchisers have taken from this is that
the way Boston Chicken financed the expansion (including, if I
remember correctly, some questionable accounting practices) was the
problem that led to their failure.  Boston Chicken was financing
franchisees' real estate, as I recall.  Newer franchises like Panera
are requring that franchisees put up much more of their own money.

> Is WHDN-LD (channel 38) carried on any of the local cable systems?   I 
> don't think they are on Verizon's channel list where I live.

I don't believe so.  As an LPTV, they're not entitled to must-carry.


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