Thursday, March 29, 2012

FCC-Approved Toledo TV Station Sale Means Staff Layoffs

Toledo, OhioToledo, Ohio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Fox affiliate WUPW-TV  Channel 36 in Toledo, Ohio, has been snatched up by the owner of rival CBS affiliate WTOL-TV Channel 11, The Toledo Blade reported this week.

The acquisition by American Spirit Media from Lin Media gained FCC approval and allows the two stations to share broadcasts and newsroom personnel, according to the Blade article. LIN Media alerted the Ohio Dept. of  Job and Family Services last month that layoffs would occur sometime in late April.

The consolidation could result in up to 63 staffers getting pink-slipped, the Blade reported.
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