Small Broadcasters Await Close of Media General-Nexstar Merger

With no word yet on whether the Federal Communications Commission will grant waivers to select minority and woman-owned broadcasters who have purchased TV stations from merger partners Nexstar Broadcasting and Media General, Inc., some of those broadcasters are expressing growing concern with the FCC’s inaction.

Patricia Lane, who is president of woman-owned and operated Marquee Broadcasting, Inc. in Salisbury, Maryland, told CTFN

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Robert W. Welkos

Robert W. Welkos

Robert Welkos began reporting for CTFN in August of 2014. He covers utility, cable, and banking deals, among other matters and has proven adept at picking apart state regulatory processes. He was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and shared in two Pulitzer Prizes awarded to the newspaper’s Metro staff. He has reported on numerous state and federal trials and served as the Times’ entertainment industry legal affairs writer covering Hollywood and the law. Robert was also a correspondent for the Associated Press. He is based in Los Angeles.

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