Bill Christian, Mike Reed to sell FOX23, other TV, radio stations

Deal Covers 11 Big Four Affiliates, 15 Radio Stations, NewsHub in Seven Markets for $64.2M Over the past five years, career broadcasters Mike Reed and Bill Christian built more big four network affiliates from scratch than anyone in TV history. Today, they announce they are selling them, as well as additional stations they own to recent TV startup company Standard Media. The deal covers 23 video streams including stations operating under the names of Waypoint Media, Star City Broadcasting, Vision Communications, and Sound Communications. Earlier this year Standard Media Founder Deb McDermott closed on its first acquisition, purchasing Citadel Media’s ABC stations in Providence and Lincoln.

Swan Song: Impeachment hearings are like watching paint dry

Watching the impeachment hearings in Congress is like watching, say, paint drying. I’ve watched most of the proceedings in the last two weeks, mainly because it's part of my job. I would much rather be watching something more educational -- such as "The Flintstones" or "Sesame Street". One by one, the House Intelligence Committee has rolled out a long list of career foreign service employees to testify that the President tried to bribe a foreign President for his own benefit. The keyword here is "career". People who have worked for the government for years and are used to conducting business one way -- their way. Enter Donald Trump, who upsets their apple cart. Trump has his own way of co

FOX23 airing Antenna TV on WHPM ch. 23.2

The Pine Belt has an additional choice for classic television. Starting today, November 21st, WHPM channel 23.2 becomes one of America's newest affiliates of Antenna TV. The Antenna TV lineup is filled with classic sitcoms spanning more than four decades -- including "Dennis the Menace" and "Hazel", based on the comic strips of the same titles. On the night before Thanksgiving Day, Antenna TV will start a marathon of all 146 episodes of "Dennis the Menace", which starred Jay North in the title role. "Three's Company", "227", and "I Dream of Jeannie" can also be seen on Antenna TV. Two shows that spun off from "All in the Family" -- "Archie Bunker's Place" and "Maude" -- are also on Antenna

Southern Miss Police: No credibility to kidnapping ploy flyer

(The following is a press release from the University of Southern Mississippi.) The University of Southern Mississippi Police Department is directing faculty, staff and students to disregard a flyer circulating throughout the Hattiesburg campus containing false information about a kidnapping ploy. The flyer includes a message accompanied by a photograph that states: “HB 3470 is doing human trafficking!!! He has a gun in his car… please be careful and look out for the number plate. Pass this around and save a life!” University Police Chief Rusty Keyes points out that an identical message has been circulating through various channels for more than two years in different parts of the worl

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