LocusPoint Networks

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LocusPoint Networks LLC
Industry Broadcast television
Founded 2012
Headquarters Pleasanton, California, United States
Key people
Ravi Patharlanka, President
Owner Blackstone Group (99%)

LocusPoint Networks LLC is the owner of several television stations in the United States. The company is 99% owned by The Blackstone Group.

One of the company's recent acquisitions, WMGM-TV, was rumored to have been purchased only to be sold in a spectrum auction in 2015.[1]

In February 2017, LocusPoint announced it would sell WDWO-CD to Tri-State Christian Television.[2]

As of April 12, 2017, LocusPoint Networks, hired by the San Mateo Community College District to sell KCSM-TV in the spectrum auction, claimed fiscal mismanagement by school officials and administrators to fulfill their basic duties to facilitate the sale properly. The station was to be sold in the auction due to the college's $1 million annual losses. In turn, the District has counter-sued LocusPoint and its partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, for failure to enter KCSM-TV into the FCC auction.[3]

Television stations[edit]

City of license / Market Station Channel
Owned Since Affiliation
San Francisco, California KFTL-CD 28 (28) 2012 ZUUS Latino/HSN (DT2)
24/7 Network (DT10)
ZUUS Country (DT15)
Miami, Florida WLPH-CD 44 2014 Silent
Orlando, Florida WRCF-CD 29 (35) 2013 Independent
Plano, Illinois WLPD-CD 30 (35) 2013 America One
Milwaukee, Wisconsin WMKE-CD 7 (21) 2014 Rev'n
Towson, Maryland WMJF-CD 39 2013 Independent
Detroit, Michigan W33BY-D 33 (33) 2014 Independent
WDWO-CD 18 (18) 2013 TCT
Edison, New Jersey WDVB-CD 23 (23) 2013 Independent
Wildwood, New Jersey WMGM-TV 40 (36) 2014 Independent
Buffalo, New York WBNF-CD 15 (15) 2014 TCT1