The Sinclair Broadcast Group, out of Hunt Valley, Md., has purchased multiple broadcast stations in the Southeast for $90 million, including WGFL-TV, High Springs, and WYME-CA, Gainesville, owned by CP Media’s New Age Media; and WNBW-DT, Gainesville, which is licensed to MPS Media by New Age Media. All are under the Gainesville Television Network (GTN) umbrella.
Under the purchase agreement, Sinclair is assigning its rights to acquire WNBW-DT to Cunningham Broadcasting Corp.
WGFL-TV is affiliated with CBS, WYME-CA is affiliated with Me-TV and WNBW-DT is an NBC affiliate. The purchase includes the station rights as well as related facilities.
WGFL includes DTV channel 28, and an 869-foot antenna. WYME includes channel 45 and a 505-foot antenna. And WGFL includes channel 9 and a 919-foot antenna.
GTN personnel were not permitted to comment on the purchase at this time, and Sinclair Broadcasting officials could not be reached for comment.
Sinclair Broadcasting, founded in 1986, owns, programs or provides sales services to 162 television stations in 77 markets and reaches approximately 38.7 percent of US television households. Sinclair’s station affiliates include the aforementioned NBC, CBS and Me-TV, as well as FOX, ABC and CW. Sinclair also owns four radio stations.