Marquee Broadcasting

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Marquee Broadcasting, Inc.
Private
IndustryBroadcast Television
Television Production
Founded2013
HeadquartersSalisbury, Maryland, USA
Area served
United States (Nationwide)
Key people
Brian and Patricia Lane, owners
ProductsBroadcast television
Websitewww.marqueebroadcasting.com

Marquee Broadcasting, Inc. is a small broadcasting company which owns several television stations in the United States.

History[edit]

Marquee began in 2013 when its owners, Brian and Patricia Lane, announced its intent to acquire WMDT and its repeater, WEVD-LP for $9 million.[1]

The company's next acquisition came in 2015 when it closed its acquisition of WUGA-TV from the University of Georgia for $2.5 million. Following the acquisition, the station's primary affiliation changed to Heroes & Icons and changed its callsign to WGTA.[2]

In May 2016, Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced its sale of KREG-TV to Marquee Broadcasting.[3]

On April 5, 2017, Max Media announced that it entered an agreement to sell NBC affiliate WNKY in Bowling Green, Kentucky to Marquee.[4][5]

On June 18, 2018, Marquee agreed to purchase WSST-TV in Cordele, Georgia from Sunbelt-South Communications, Ltd. The sale is expected to be approved by the FCC and close by the end of Fall 2018.[6] On August 16, 2018, Gray Television announced that it would sell WSWG, the CBS affiliate for Albany, Georgia, to Marquee; Marquee intends to combine WSST and WSWG's operations.[7]

Stations[edit]

City of license / market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Owned since Network affiliation
Glenwood Springs, Colorado KREG-TV 3 (23) 2017 Heroes & Icons
Cordele, Georgia WSST-TV 22 (22) 2018 Independent
Toccoa, Georgia WGTA 32 (24) 2015 MeTV
Heroes & Icons (DT2)
Decades (DT3)
Movies! (DT4)
Bowling Green, Kentucky WNKY 40 (16) 2017 NBC
CBS (DT2)
Salisbury, Maryland WMDT 47 (47) 2013 ABC
The CW (DT2)
MeTV (DT3)
WGDV-LD 32 (32) 2016 Azteca América
Dover, Delaware WEVD-LP
(satellite of WMDT)
27 2013 ABC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WMDT Sold to First Time Local Buyers for $9 Million". Kevin Eck, TVSpy. August 9, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "U. Of Georgia Sells Noncom TV For $2.5M". TVNewsCheck. April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Nexstar Broadcasting Enters Into Definitive Agreements To Divest Five Stations In Four Markets". Nexstar Broadcasting Group. May 27, 2016. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "Max Media Selling WNKY Bowling Green". TVNewsCheck. April 5, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Application For Consent To Assignment Of Broadcast Station Construction Permit Or License. CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 7 April 2017
  6. ^ "Marquee Broadcasting acquires WSST". Cordele Dispatch. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  7. ^ Miller, Mark K. (August 16, 2018). "Gray Selling WSWG Albany, Ga., To Marquee". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheckMedia. Retrieved August 16, 2018.