Piedmont Television

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Piedmont Television was a broadcasting company in the United States that owned television stations in smaller markets. The company was based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Piedmont was founded in 1996 as Grapevine Communications, and was originally based in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] The company merged with GOCOM Communications in 1999;[1] it inherited GOCOM's Charlotte headquarters[1] and changed its name to GOCOM Holdings. In 2003, the name was again changed to Piedmont Television[2] (the GOCOM name is now used by another company that owns WRSP-TV/WCCU in Springfield/Urbana, Illinois; that company is partially connected to Piedmont[3]).

The company sold its stations to various owners in 2007.

Stations formerly owned by Grapevine/GOCOM/Piedmont[edit]

Stations are arranged alphabetically by state and by city of license.

City of license / Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Years Owned Current Ownership Status
Huntsville - Decatur, Alabama WAAY-TV 31 (32) 1999-2007 ABC affiliate owned by Calkins Media
Anchorage, Alaska KTBY 4 (20) 1997-2007 Fox affiliate owned by Coastal Television Broadcasting Company
El Dorado, Arkansas - Monroe, Louisiana KTVE 10 (27) 1996-2008 NBC affiliate owned by Mission Broadcasting
(operated through an SSA by Nexstar Media Group)
Chico - Redding, California KNVN 24 (24) 1999-2000 NBC affiliate owned by Maxair Media, LLC
(operated through an SSA by Heartland Media)
Macon, Georgia WGXA 24 (16) 1999-2007 Fox affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Savannah, Georgia WJCL 22 (22) 1999-2007 ABC affiliate owned by Hearst Television
Austin - Rochester, Minnesota - Mason City, Iowa KAAL 6 (36) 1997-2001 ABC affiliate owned by Hubbard Broadcasting
Joplin, Missouri - Pittsburg, Kansas KODE-TV 12 (43) 1997-2002 ABC affiliate owned by Mission Broadcasting
(operated through an SSA by Nexstar Media Group)
Springfield, Missouri KSPR 33 (19) 1999-2007 ABC affiliate, KGHZ, owned by Schurz Communications
(operated through an SSA by Gray Television)
Morehead City - New Bern - Jacksonville, North Carolina WFXI 8 (8) 1999-2007 Fox affiliate owned by Esteem Broadcasting
(operated through an SSA by Bonten Media Group)
Greenville, North Carolina WYDO
(satellite of WFXI)
14 (47) 1999-2007 Fox affiliate owned by Esteem Broadcasting
(operated through an SSA by Bonten Media Group)
Youngstown, Ohio WKBN-TV 27 (41) 1999-2007 CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
WYFX-LD 19 (19) 1999-2007 Fox affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
Mercer, Pennsylvania WFXI-CA
(satellite of WYFX-LD)
17 1999-2007 defunct, went silent in 2009
Midland - Odessa, Texas KMID 2 (26) 1999-2000 ABC affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
Casper, Wyoming KTWO-TV 2 (17) 1998-2001 ABC affiliate owned by Silverton Broadcasting Company
Cheyenne, Wyoming KKTU
(satellite of KTWO)
33 (11) 1998-2001 CTN affiliate, KQCK, owned by Casa Media Partners, LLC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Spanburg, Erik (1999-05-14). "Gocom sells for $185 million". Charlotte Business Journal. American City Business Journals. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Piedmont Television Holdings LLC". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  3. ^ "OWNERSHIP REPORT FOR COMMERCIAL BROADCAST STATIONS". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. 2007-07-31. Retrieved 2008-07-01.