Who’s buying the 19 stations Nexstar-Tribune has to divest from?

As part of its merger with Tribune Media, Nexstar Media Group had to agree to sell off 19 stations.

Tegna is expected to acquire these stations from the newly formed Nexstar-Tribune Media:

  • WTIC and WCCT, the Fox and CW affiliates in Hartford, Connecticut (Nexstar owns ABC affiliate WTNH and MyNetworkTV affiliate WCTX)
  • WPMT, the Fox affiliate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Nexstar already owns WHTM, the ABC affiliate)
  • WATN and WLMT, ABC and CW affiliates in Memphis (Tribune already owns WREG, the CBS affiliate)
  • WNEP, the ABC affiliate in Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA (Nexstar owns NBC affiliate WBRE and operates CBS affiliate WYOU under a shared services agreement)
  • WOI and KCWI, the ABC and CW affiliates in Des Moines (Tribune owns WHO, the NBC affiliate)
  • WZDX, the FOX affiliate in Huntsville, Alamaba (Tribune owns CBS affiliate WHNT while Nexstar owns CW affiliate WHDF)
  • WQAD, the ABC affiliate in Davenport, Iowa (Nexstar owns CBS affiliate WHBF and CW affiliate KGCW)
  • KFSM, the CBS affiliate in Ft. Smith, Arkansas (Nexstar runs KNWA, which carries NBC and Fox on separate subchannels in the nearby city of Fayetteville. It also runs KFTA, which carries Fox and NBC on subchannels in Ft. Smith)

Scripps, meanwhile, is tentatively slated to acquire these stations:

  • WPIX, the CW affiliate in New York (there’s no direct conflict here, but New York is the top media market in the U.S. and has overlaps with Hartford).
  • KASW, a CW affiliate in Phoenix (Scripps will create a duoploy with KNXV, the ABC affiliate)
  • WSFL, a CW affiliate in Miami (Scripps owns the NBC affiliate in nearby West Palm Beach)
  • KSTU, the Fox affiliate in Salt Lake City (Nexstar owns KTVX, the ABC affiliate and WUCW, the CW station)
  • WTKR and WGNT, the CBS and CW affiliates in Norfolk, Virginia (Nexstar owns WAVY, the NBC affiliate and WVBT, the Fox one)
  • WXMI, the Fox affiliate in Grand Rapids, Michigan (Nexstar owns NBC affiliate WOOD and Tribune owns Fox affiliate WXMI)
  • WTVR, the CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia (Nexstar owns WRIC, ABC).