Max Media

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Max Media is a company that owns radio and television stations throughout the United States. It is based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

History[edit]

Max Media was founded in 2001. Prior to this, some of the company's management had run the TVX Broadcast Group from 1979 until its sale to Paramount Communications (who renamed it the Paramount Stations Group) in 1991, and Max Media Properties (similarly named to the current company) from then until its sale to the Sinclair Broadcast Group (which owned some former TVX stations) in 1998.

On September 30, 2013, the Cowles Publishing Company acquired Max's Montana television station cluster for $18 million.[1][2] On October 31, 2013, Sinclair acquired the non-license assets of WPFO for $13.6 million; the deal made it a sister station to WGME-TV, which already produced a newscast for the station.[3] On November 20, it was announced that Cunningham Broadcasting will acquire the license assets for $3.4 million. [4]

Max Media-owned stations[edit]

Television stations[edit]

City of license / Market Station Channel TV (RF) Owned Since Affiliation
Bowling Green, Kentucky WNKY 40 (16) 2003 NBC
CBS (DT2)
Waterville - Portland, Maine WPFO1 23 (23) 2003 Fox
Arecibo, Puerto Rico WMEI1 60 (14) 2005 TLR
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico WOST1
(satellite of WMEI)
16 (22) 2005 TLR
Ponce, Puerto Rico WQQZ-CA1
(satellite of WMEI)
33 2005 TLR
Quebradillas, Puerto Rico WWKQ-LP1
(satellite of WMEI)
26 2005 TLR

Footnotes:

  • 1 These stations are owned by Corporate Media Consultants Group, which Max Media holds a 49 percent stake in. Power Television International owns the rest.

Radio stations[edit]

AM Stations FM Stations
Market Station Owned Since Current Format
Cape Girardeau, Missouri KCGQ-FM-99.3 2004 Active rock
KEZS-FM-102.9 2004 Country music
KGKS-93.9 2004 Hot adult contemporary
KGIR-1220 2004 Sports radio
KZIM-960 2004 News/talk
Denver, Colorado KXDE-107.1 2009 Alternative rock
KJHM-101.5 2009 Rhythmic oldies
Elizabeth City, North Carolina WCMS-FM-94.5 2003 Country music
WCXL-104.1 2003 Hot adult contemporary
WGAI-560 2003 News/talk
Marion - Carbondale, Illinois WCIL-FM-101.5 2004 Contemporary hit radio
WOOZ-FM-99.9 2004 Country
WUEZ-95.1 2004 Adult contemporary
WXLT-103.5 2004 Sports radio
WCIL-1120 2004 News/talk
WJPF-1340 2004 News/talk
Morrilton, Arkansas KVOM-FM-101.7 2003 Country music
KVOM-800 2003 Sports radio
Norfolk - Virginia Beach - Newport News WGH-FM-97.3 2005 Country music
WVBW-92.9 2005 Adult hits
WVHT-100.5 2005 Contemporary hit radio
WVSP-FM-94.1 2005 Sports radio
WGH-1310 2005 Urban contemporary gospel
Poplar Bluff, Missouri KJEZ-95.5 2004 Active rock
KKLR-FM-94.5 2004 Country music
KWOC-930 2004 News/talk
Russellville - Dardanelle, Arkansas KCJC-102.3 2003 Country music
KVLD-99.3 2003 Oldies
KWKK-100.9 2003 Adult contemporary
KCAB-980 2003 News/talk
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania WFYY-106.5 2003 Adult contemporary
WVSL-FM-92.3 2003 Sports radio
WWBE-98.3 2003 Country music
WYGL-FM-100.5 2003 Country music
Sikeston, Missouri KLSC-92.9 2004 Classic hits
KMAL-1470 2004 Sports radio
KSIM-1400 2004 News/talk

Former Max Media-owned stations[edit]

Television stations[edit]

City of license / Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Years Owned Current Ownership Status
Traverse City, Michigan WGTU 29 (29) 2003-2008 ABC affiliate owned by Cunningham Broadcasting
(operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan WGTQ
(satellite of WGTU)
8 (8) 2003-2008 ABC affiliate owned by Cunningham Broadcasting
(operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Billings, Montana KULR-TV 8 (11) 2004-2013 NBC affiliate owned by Cowles Publishing Company
Butte - Bozeman, Montana KWYB 18 (19) 2001-2013 ABC affiliate owned by Cowles Publishing Company
Great Falls, Montana KFBB-TV 5 (8) 2004-2013 ABC affiliate owned by Cowles Publishing Company
KTGF 16 (45) 2001-2004 JCTV affiliate owned by PetroMedia Corporation
Helena, Montana KHBB-LD
(satellite of KFBB-TV)
21 (21) 2004-2013 ABC affiliate owned by Cowles Publishing Company
Missoula, Montana KTMF 23 (23) 2001-2013 ABC affiliate owned by Cowles Publishing Company
Nacogdoches - Tyler - Longview - Jacksonville, Texas KYTX 19 (18) 2003-2008 CBS affiliate owned by London Broadcasting Company
Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands WVIF1 15 (15) 2003-2009 defunct, went dark in 2009

Footnotes:

  • 1 WVIF was owned by Corporate Media Consultants Group, which Max Media holds a 49 percent stake in.

Radio stations[edit]

AM Stations FM Stations
City of License/Market Station Years owned Current ownership
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania WVSL-1240 2003–2013 defunct, went silent in 2013

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