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Six Hawaii radio stations up for sale

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

As part of realignment, Cox Media Group (CMG) announced today that it is selling its six Hawaii radio stations to focus its "broadcasting portfolio" on larger markets.

Hawaii is not the only market affected; the Atlanta-based company is selling a number of television and radio stations across the country including KRTR-AM/FM, KPHW-FM, KCCN-FM, KINE-FM and KKNE-AM.

"This simplified structure will enable CMG to capitalize on continued growth and synergies, while retaining its size financially," said CMG President Doug Franklin. "We thank the leaders and employees in the locations we're selling for their outstanding contributions to this company over the years and the valuable service they will continue to provide their respective communities."  

As part of the realignment, CMG will add four TV stations in two markets – Jacksonville, Florida and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Following receipt of regulatory approvals, the company will take ownership of three of the stations and will provide operating services to the fourth.

 Cox's media properties for sale include:

  • Birmingham (WAGG-AM, WBHJ-FM, WBHK-FM, WENN-AM, WZZK-FM, WZNN-FM, WBPT-FM, and CMG's contract rights for WALJ-FM)
  • Greenville (WJMZ-FM/HD3, WHZT-FM)
  • Hawaii (KRTR-AM/FM, KPHW-FM, KCCN-FM, KINE-FM, KKNE-AM)
  • Louisville (WRKA-FM, WVEZ-FM, WSFR-FM, WQNU-FM)
  • Richmond (WHTI-FM, WKHK-FM, WKLR-FM, WURV-FM)
  • Southern Connecticut ((WPLR-FM, WEZN-FM, WFOX-FM, and CMG's contract rights for WYBC-FM)
  • El Paso (KFOX-TV) (Fox affiliate)
  • Johnstown (WJAC-TV) (NBC affiliate)
  • Reno (KRXI-TV and CMG's option and other contract rights for KAME-TV) (Fox affiliate)
  • Steubenville (WTOV-TV) (NBC affiliate)

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