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Mission Broadcasting
Mission Broadcasting, Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryBroadcasting
Founded1996 [1]
FounderNancie Smith
Headquarters,
Key people
Nancie Smith
(Chairwoman)
Dennis Thatcher
(President)
Revenue$51.9 million[when?]
Number of employees
39
Websitemissionbroadcastinginc.com

Mission Broadcasting, Inc. is a television station group that owns 20 television stations in 17 markets in the United States. The group's Chair is Nancie Smith, the widow of David S. Smith (who died in March 2011), who founded the company in 1996.[3] All but one of Mission's stations are located in markets where the Nexstar Media Group also owns a station, and all of Mission's stations (including its lone stand-alone station) are managed by Nexstar through shared services and local marketing agreements--effectively creating duopolies between the top two stations in a market or in markets with too few stations or unique station owners to legally allow duopolies.[4] The company moved their headquarters from Westlake, Ohio to Wichita Falls, Texas in 2018. The company's stations are based in markets as large as New York City and as small as Grand Junction, Colorado.

History

On December 19, 2013, Mission Broadcasting announced it was acquiring KFQX for $4 million.[5] The sale was approved on February 27, 2017[6] and finalized on March 31.[7]

2020 acquisitions

On March 30, 2020, Mission agreed to acquire certain assets of KMSS-TV, KPEJ, and KLJB from Marshall Broadcasting Group for $49 million.[8] The sale was completed on September 1, 2020.[9]

On July 13, 2020, Nexstar transferred its option to purchase WPIX from E. W. Scripps Company to Mission Broadcasting. Mission exercised the option and announced it was acquiring WPIX for $75 million. Once the transaction closed on December 30, WPIX became Mission's first station in a market without an accompanied Nexstar station, as an outright acquisition of WPIX (which broadcasts on virtual and VHF digital channel 11, and is thus not eligible for a UHF discount) by Nexstar, would have caused Nexstar to well exceed the 39 percent market reach cap.[10][11]

On August 7, 2020, Mission announced the purchase of KWBQ and its satellites and KASY-TV from Tamer Media LLC.[12] The sale was completed on November 16.[13]

On August 21, 2020, it was reported that Mission would acquire WLAJ and WXXA from Shield Media.[14] The sale was completed on November 23.[15][16]

On August 31, 2020, it was announced that Nexstar executed an option to purchase WNAC-TV in Providence, Rhode Island for $64,000. The option had been in place since 2003 when LIN TV-owned sister station WPRI-TV. Nexstar is assigning the WNAC license to Mission.[17]

Television stations

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

City of License / Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Owned since Current affiliation Nexstar sister station
Little Rock, Arkansas KLRT-TV 16 (30) 2013 Fox
The CW (DT3)
KARK-TV
KARZ-TV
KASN 38 (34) 2013 The CW
Grand Junction, Colorado KFQX 4 (15) 2017 Fox
CBS (DT2)
KREX-TV
KGJT-CD
Rockford, Illinois WTVO 17 (16) 2004 ABC
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
WQRF-TV
Evansville, Indiana WTVW 7 (22) 2011 The CW WEHT
Terre Haute, Indiana WAWV-TV 38 (18) 2003 ABC WTWO
Davenport, Iowa KLJB 18 (30) 2020 Fox WHBF-TV
KGCW
Monroe, Louisiana - El Dorado, Arkansas KTVE 10 (27) 2007 NBC
Fox (DT2)
KARD
Shreveport, Louisiana KMSS-TV 33 (34) 2020 Fox KTAL-TV
KSHV-TV 1
Lansing, Michigan WLAJ 53 (25) 2020 ABC
The CW (DT2)
WLNS-TV
Joplin, Missouri - Pittsburg, Kansas KODE-TV 12 (23) 2002 ABC KSNF
Springfield - Branson, Missouri KOLR 10 (10) 2003 CBS KOZL-TV
KRBK
Hardin - Billings, Montana KHMT 4 (22) 2004 Fox KSVI
Albuquerque - Santa Fe KWBQ 19 (29) 2020 The CW KRQE
KASY-TV 50 (36) 2020 MyNetworkTV
Roswell, New Mexico KRWB-TV
(Satellite of KWBQ)
21 (21) 2020 The CW
Albany, New York WXXA-TV 23 (7) 2020 Fox WTEN
New York, New York WPIX 11 (11) 2020 The CW None
Utica - Rome, New York WUTR 20 (30) 2004 ABC
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
WFXV
WPNY-LP
Erie, Pennsylvania WFXP 66 (26) 1998 Fox WJET-TV
Wilkes-Barre - Scranton, Pennsylvania WYOU 22 (13) 1998 CBS WBRE-TV
Abilene - Sweetwater, Texas KRBC-TV 9 (29) 2003 NBC KTAB-TV
Amarillo, Texas KCIT 14 (15) 1999 Fox KAMR-TV
KCPN-LP 33 (4.2) 1999 MyNetworkTV
Lubbock, Texas KAMC 28 (27) 2003 ABC KLBK-TV
Odessa - Midland, Texas KPEJ-TV 24 (23) 2020 Fox KMID
San Angelo, Texas KSAN-TV 3 (16) 2003 NBC KLST
Wichita Falls, Texas - Lawton, Oklahoma KJTL 18 (15) 1999 Fox KFDX-TV
KJBO-LP 35 (3.2) 1999 MyNetworkTV
Burlington, Vermont - Plattsburgh, New York WVNY 22 (13) 2013 ABC WFFF-TV

See also

References

  1. ^ https://missionbroadcastinginc.com/
  2. ^ https://missionbroadcastinginc.com/contact/
  3. ^ Mission Broadcasting, Inc. Company Profile - Yahoo! Finance Archived August 8, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Virtual Duopolies Coming Under Fire". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ Gray Sell Grand Junction Duop To Nexstar, PR Newswire, 19 December 2013
  6. ^ Notice. CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, 27 February 2017, Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  7. ^ Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Mission Broadcasting to buy certain assets of Marshall Broadcasting TV stations". S&P Global Market Intelligence. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "Consummation Notice", CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, 7 September 2020, Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Mission Broadcasting to acquire The CW affiliate WPIX". S&P Global Market Intelligence. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "Scripps Completes Sale of WPIX", E. W. Scripps Company, 30 December 2020, Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  12. ^ "Mission Accomplished: A Nexstar Shared Services Partner Shift In Albuquerque". Radio & Television Business Report. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, 17 November 2020, Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Mission Consolidation Continues With Michigan, N.Y. Moves". Radio & Television Business Report. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "Consummation Notice" (WLAJ), CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, 25 November 2020, Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  16. ^ "Consummation Notice" (WXXA), CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, 25 November 2020, Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  17. ^ "The Mission Consolidation Train Rolls Into Rhode Island". Radio & Television Business Report. Retrieved 2020.

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