Sinclair Acquires WHAM Rochester for $54 Million
Adds another Newport TV station with grab of upstate NY market leader
By Michael Malone -- Broadcasting & Cable, 12/3/2012 1:32:52 PM
The Baltimore-based broadcaster also closed on some recent transactions, including those of WTTA Tampa and KBTV Beaumont, along with former Newport stations WKRC Cincinnati, WOIA San Antonio, WHP Harrisburg, WPMI Mobile and KSAS Wichita.
The company also closed on agreements with Deerfield Media Inc., selling the license assets of KMYS San Antonio, WSTR Cincinnati , WPMI-WJTC Mobile/Pensacola market and KBTV Beaumont. Sinclair will provide sales and other non-programming services to each of these five stations pursuant to shared services and joint sales agreements.
WHAM is an ABC affiliate in DMA No. 78, and a market leader. Sinclair will provide sales and other non-programming services pursuant to a shared service and joint sales agreement.
Sinclair agreed to acquire the six Newport stations in July for $412.5 million.
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