Lincoln Financial Media

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Lincoln Financial Media
Type Radio network
Country  United States
Availability National, through regional affiliates
Owner Lincoln National Corporation
Launch date
1945 (as Jefferson-Pilot Communications)
2006 (as Lincoln Financial Media)
Former names
Jefferson-Pilot Communications (1945-2006)
Official website
Lincoln Financial Media

Lincoln Financial Media is a subsidiary of Lincoln National Corporation that owns radio stations in the United States.

History[edit]

In April 2006, Lincoln Financial acquired Jefferson-Pilot's television and radio operations, which were renamed Lincoln Financial Media. The group owns 14 radio stations in Miami, Florida, San Diego, California, Denver, Colorado, and Atlanta, Georgia. It also owned WBT, WBT-FM, and WLNK(FM) in Charlotte, NC and WBTV, the CBS affiliate in Charlotte; WCSC-TV, the CBS affiliate in Charleston, South Carolina and WWBT, the NBC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. In June 2007, the company publicly announced it would explore a sale of this division, and hired Merrill Lynch to assess its strategic options. It was announced on November 12 that Raycom Media purchased the three TV stations [1], including its sports production division, which was the co-holder to football and basketball games in the Atlantic Coast Conference with Raycom and sole rightsholders to the Southeastern Conference until 2009, when ESPNPlus and CBS Sports acquired the rights. The Raycom Sports brand was merged with LFS as of January 1, 2008.

Radio stations[edit]

Atlanta, Georgia[edit]

Miami, Florida[edit]

San Diego, California[edit]

Denver, Colorado[edit]

Stations Formerly Owned by Lincoln Financial Media/Jefferson-Pilot Communications[edit]

Lincoln Financial Sports[edit]

LFS SEC sideline reporter Dave Baker

Lincoln Financial Sports, originally Jefferson-Pilot Sports, produced and syndicated college sports events of the Southeastern Conference, and co-produced Atlantic Coast Conference sporting events with Raycom Sports. It also produced telecasts of pre-season games of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, and in the 1980s, syndicated coverage of the NASCAR Winston Cup races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

On November 12, 2007 Lincoln Financial Group announced the sale of this division to Raycom Media. The group now operates under the Raycom Sports banner as of January 1, 2008.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lincoln Financial Group Announces Sale of Television, Sports, and Charlotte Radio Properties". Lincoln Financial Group. 2007-11-12. Retrieved 2007-11-12. 

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