Allbritton Communications unveiled plans last week to buy CBS affiliate WCFT Tuscaloosa, Ala., from Federal Broadcasting for $20 million.

D.C.-based Allbritton also said it intends to provide programming via a local marketing agreement to Fant Broadcasting-owned WNAL Gadsden, Ala. Jointly, the two stations in the 51st-largest market of Birmingham will become ABC affiliates, and will provide Alphabet web programming to the market, a locale that has been without an ABC affil since the Fox-New World Television raid on CBS and ABC affiliates.

The switch to ABC affiliation is not expected until sometime in the fall of’ 96.

Want Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters!
Post A Comment 0