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Journal Broadcast Group Closes Sale of KMIR, KPSE

journal broadcast group logoJournal Broadcast Group has closed the sale of two Palm Springs stations, NBC affiliate KMIR and MyNetworkTV affiliate KPSE, to OTA Broadcasting for $17 million in cash.

OTA Broadcasting, which is backed by Dell CEO Michael Dell, has been “buying up independent stations with an eye toward selling the spectrum back to the government in the FCC’s planned incentive auction,” according to a TVNewsCheck report when the sale was announced.

OTA, based in Fairfax, Va., expands their portfolio to 10 stations with the acquisition.

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KTEN Hires KXII News Director as GM

Veteran news director Anthony Maisel has been named general manager of KTEN, the NBC-affiliate serving the Sherman, TX-Ada, OK market.

Maisel comes to the Lockwood Broadcast Group-owned station from market rival KXII, where he served as news director.  Prior to KXII, Maisel spent nine years leading the news department at KDAF in Dallas.

“Anthony has been an inspiring and innovative leader throughout his career,” said Gerald Walsh, vice president of Lockwood Broadcast Group.  “His passion for delivering the best news product on all platforms, elevating our community involvement, and leading the station and its clients to sales success is exciting and contagious.” Read more