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9/17/2000 08:00:00 PM Eastern

WMUR-TV Manchester, N.H./Boston

Price: $185 million (B & C, Sept. 11)

Buyer: Hearst-Argyle Television Inc., New York (Robert Marbut, chairman/co-CEO; David Barrett, president/co-CEO); owns/manages 26 TVs, including WCVB-TV Boston

Seller: Imes Communications, Columbus, Miss. (Frank Imes, president); owns WCBI-TV Columbus/Tupelo/West Point, Miss., and WBOY-TV Clarksburg/Weston, W.Va.

Facilities: Ch. 9, 282 kW visual, 33.5 kW aural, ant. 1,030 ft.

Affiliation: ABC

WBNG-TV Binghamton, N.Y.; WLYH-TV Lancaster/Harrisburg and WTAJ-TV Altoona/Johnstown, Pa., and WOWK-TV Huntington/Charleston, W.Va.

Price: $96 million

Buyer: SJL Communications LP, Montecito, Calif. (George D. Lilly,

president); owns KSBY(TV) San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara, Calif., and WICU-TV Erie, Pa.

Seller: Gateway Communications Inc., Hackensack, N.J. (Harry J. Delaney, president); no other broadcast interests

Facilities: WBNG-TV: ch. 12, 166 kW visual, 18.2 kW aural, ant. 1,210 ft.; WLYH-TV: ch. 15, 1,050 kW visual, 210 kW aural, ant. 1,361 ft.; WTAJ-TV: ch. 10, 214 kW visual, 21.9 kW aural, ant. 1,110 ft.; WOWK-TV: ch. 13, 141 kW visual, 26.3 kW aural, ant. 1,269 ft.

Affiliations: All CBS except WLYH-TV: UPN. Note: Clear Channel Communications Inc. (see first Combo item) operates WLYH-TV under LMA

Broker: Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown (buyer)

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