Calkins Media to dump WWSB & WTXL…

(from TVNewsCheck.com) – Calkins Media is exiting the broadcast TV business, having agreed to sell its three small-market ABC affiliates to Raycom Media and its duopoly partner, according to a memo to station staffers from Calkins CEO Mark Contreras.

Under the agreement, Raycom will buy Calkins Florida stations, WWSB Sarasota and WTXL Tallahassee. American Spirit Media will buy WAAY Huntsville, Ala., which will presumably be operated in tandem with Raycom’s NBC affiliate in Huntsville, WAFF.

The memo did not mention a sale price. FCC filings that would include the price have not yet been made….Cont….

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