4 Milwaukee TV stations cash out in FCC auction


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ MediaWI.com: Wisconsin Radio, TV, Newspaper, Digital Media Message Board ]

Posted by John on April 13, 2017 at 21:32:41:

Four Milwaukee TV stations have cashed out in the FCC's recent TV spectrum auction. The spectrum auction chops the current UHF TV band off above channel 36, so the feds were looking for volunteers to "re-accommodate." But in this case, the owners are walking away with millions of dollars instead of broken faces.

Say goodbye to:

WCGV 24 (My Network / Sinclair): $84M
WMLW 49 (Independent / Weigel): $70M
WMVT 36 (Milwaukee PBS 2nd station): $85M
WVCY 30 (Yay, God! / VCY): $76M

These stations will be off the air by early 2018.

All but VCY owned other stations in the market, and can just shift programming there.

Here in Madison, WISC-TV wins $49M to move to high VHF.

No other Wisconsin stations cashed out, though there were many eager sellers down in Chicago, where 6 stations will sign off (WOCH-CD, WPWR, WSNS, WWTO, WXFT, and WYCC).



Follow Ups:



Post a Followup

Name:
E-Mail:

Subject: Re: 4 Milwaukee TV stations cash out in FCC auction

Comments:

Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:



Enter verification code:


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ MediaWI.com: Wisconsin Radio, TV, Newspaper, Digital Media Message Board ]


Copyright 2000-2015 Media Wisconsin.
MediaWI.com is Wisconsin's Favorite Media Message Board and Discussion Forum. Certain Milwaukee, Madison, and other domain names point to MediaWI.com, but for policy purposes, we identify together as MediaWI.com. All MediaWI.com posts are the opinions of the respective posters. We disclaim any responsibility for the content contained. Questions regarding this policy or any site issues should be directed to zak, our Admin, via the email address listed at the top of the main page. Please thank our unaffiliated sponsors: FYNE Domains, JEAH Web Hosting, JEAH Store and Chicago Media Message Board.