Legacy Broadcasting

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Legacy Broadcasting, LLC
Private company
Key people
Sherry Nelson, President/Manager

Legacy Broadcasting, LLC is a broadcasting company founded in 2014 by Sherry Nelson and her daughter Sara Jane Nelson.


Legacy Broadcasting began in 2014 when it announced it would acquire four television stations from Gray Television that had been owned or controlled via joint sales and shared services agreements by Hoak Media. The stations were KAQY, KHAS-TV, and KNDX and its satellite KXND.[1] The stations went silent while the consummation of the transactions were pending. During this period, Gray re-called the stations based on their locations and transferred the stations' primary network affiliations to subchannels of competing stations that they already owned. The sales closed in 2015 and the stations returned to the air under Legacy ownership in the summer of 2015.

On October 1, 2015, Gray Television announced the sale of Schurz Communications-owned KOTA-TV, the oldest television station in South Dakota, for $1. Gray will transfer the station's ABC affiliation to KEVN-TV but KOTA will remain affiliated with This TV and MeTV at the close of the sale.[2] KOTA satellite KHSD-TV is also included in the sale to Legacy.

On May 21, 2018, Legacy Broadcasting entered an agreement to sell KNHL to Gray Television for $475,000. Gray intends to turn KNHL into a satellite of its NBC affiliate KSNB-TV.[3]



City of license / Market Station Channel
Owned Since Network Affiliation
Monroe, LouisianaEl Dorado, Arkansas KMLU 11 (11) 2015 MeTV
HastingsLincoln, Nebraska KNHL 5 (5) 2015 SonLife
Rapid City, South Dakota KHME 23 (2) 2016 MeTV
Lead, South Dakota KQME
(satellite of KHME)
5 (10) 2016 MeTV


City of license / Market Station Channel
Years owned Current ownership status
Bismarck, North Dakota KNDB 26 (26) 2015–2018 Heroes & Icons affiliate owned by BEK Sports Network, Inc.
Minot, North Dakota KNDM
(satellite of KNDB)
24 (24) 2015–2018 Heroes & Icons affiliate owned by BEK Sports Network, Inc.


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  3. ^ Jacobson, Adam (2018-09-14). "Gray's Legacy Grows In Nebraska". Radio & Television Business Report. Retrieved 2018-10-28.