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Lockwood Broadcast Group to Acquire WCWG

Lockwood Broadcast Group is acquiring WCWG, the CW affiliate in Greensboro, N.C., from Titan Broadcasting.

“We are excited to own a station in the Greensboro DMA, and feel WCWG is a perfect fit for Lockwood Broadcasting,” president Dave Hanna said in a statement. “Growth is our mode — we’ve now doubled in size since 2011 — and we will continue to seek out and acquire television properties that complement our business.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is pending FCC approval and is expected to close later this year.

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Lockwood Broadcast Group Announces Plans for Knoxville Duopoly

Lockwood Broadcast Group announced Tuesday that it will acquire WMAK in Knoxville from Daystar Television. When the deal closes, the station will form a duopoly with WBXX, Lockwood’s CW affiliate in Eastern Tennessee.

Lockwood has applied to change the WMAK call letters to WKNX when the deal closes, which is expected to be in the first quarter of 2013 pending FCC approval.

“We’re excited about adding WKNX, ‘The Knox’ to our growing group of stations. This is a terrific opportunity to better serve the community and advertisers in Knoxville and maximize the wonderful resources in place at WBXX,” Lockwood president Dave Hanna said in a statement.

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