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Gray(WILX) purchases WLNM-LD

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Gray(WILX) purchases WLNM-LD

Post by EdWalker » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:18 am

Looks like Gray is growing their brand in Lansing, purchasing Tri-State Christian TV's low power WLNM, Channel 27:

http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe ... 0200214AAK

Agreement permits Tri-State ro program one of the WLNM sub-channels.



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Re: Gray(WILX) purchases WLNM-LD

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:53 pm

Interesting!

TCT entered into a similar arrangement in Detroit not long ago.

Maybe this will become home to ION in HD?


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Re: Gray(WILX) purchases WLNM-LD

Post by Splouge » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:53 pm

Maybe Lansing will finally get GetTV back! And maybe even get some of the less common subchannels, like Laff or Decades



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Re: Gray(WILX) purchases WLNM-LD

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:59 am

Gray bought the station for only $175,000. The affiliation agreement with TCT (whereby TCT programming will continue to air in standard definition on 1 subchannel) is only for five years.

I get the sense that TCT is on its last leg. They shuttered all of their local broadcast studios a couple years ago and are divesting assets. The programming on the network is very, very tired. Not sure how anyone under the age of 80 could stomach watching their programming for more than five minutes.

With an aging audience coupled with much wider distribution of networks such as SBN and Daystar, I predict TCT will be out of business within five years.


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Re: Gray(WILX) purchases WLNM-LD

Post by djb » Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:12 am

The TCT studios of WAQP in Saginaw have been a ghost town for a few years now. Still a for sale sign out front, and a vehicle is there once every week or so. The STL tower still stands.



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