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CW adds affils

Net strikes deal for seven Acme-owned stations

The CW has landed 11 new TV-station affiliates to swell the network’s total to 60% of the U.S.

The biggest deal was for seven WB-affiliated stations owned by Acme Communications, the group owned by Jamie Kellner, the former top executive of Time Warner who spearheaded the creation of The WB.

In addition to the Acme group, The CW has signed WHCP Charleston-Huntington, W.V.; WPXT Portland, ME; KPXJ Shreveport, LA., and WBRL Baton Rouge, LA.

The Acme stations are: KWBQ Albuquerque, NM; WBXX Knoxville, TN; WBDT Dayton, OH; WTVK Ft. Myers, FL; WIWB Green Bay, WI; WBUI Champaign, IL; and WBUW Madison, WI.

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