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WDRB-WMYO to Provide Services for WBKI

Block Communications’ WDRB-WMYO in Louisville have entered into a shared service agreement with WBKI, the market’s CW-affiliate.

WBKI is in the process of being sold to LM Communications Television of Lexington. Under the partnership, WDRB-WMYO will provide sales, promotion, accounting and HR services, as well as technical assistance to master control operations and engineering, for WBKI. The partnership takes effect immediately, according to a statement from LM Communications.

“The impressive growth and development of both WDRB and WMYO under the guidance of [general manager] Bill Lamb is well-documented, and I have every expectation he and his staff are the right people to help LM Communications Television create a similar success story at WBKI,” LM Communications owner Lynn Martin said in a statement.

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WDRB Ends Time Warner Blackout

Louisville Fox-affiliate WDRB, along with its MyNetworkTV sister station, WMYO, is back on Insight Cable, which is owned by Time Warner Cable.

WDRB’s owner, Block Communications, reached a new carriage agreement with Time Warner this week, ending a blackout that began last Friday.

“I couldn’t be happier to have this process completed,” WDRB president and general manager Bill Lamb said in a statement.  “I know the last several days have been trying for our viewers who are Insight subscribers, and we’ve shared their pain. It’s good to know that–despite our differences– both sides were ultimately able to finally reach a fair resolution.” Read more

Louisville Stations Go Dark on Time Warner

Two stations in Louisville have gone dark on Time Warner Cable, after the stations owner, Block Communications, was unable to reach a new retrans deal with the cable operator.

Fox-affiliate WDRB and MyNetworkTV-affiliate WMYO were pulled from Time Warner after Block’s previous carriage agreement expired on May 31st.

“WDRB has tried very hard to reach an agreement with Time Warner but the deadline has passed,” the station announced in a post on its website today. “After much negotiating, Time Warner has decided to reject our repeated offers leaving many of our viewers without a local TV station you like.” Read more