Friday, June 16, 2006

Tribulations

Word started brewing early this month that WB-45 might find itself up for sale. Tribune chief Dennis FitzSimons told Mediaweek that the company was looking at unloading properties in small markets like Albany and Harrisburg. Now a major shareholder is getting restless and demanding that Trib shed all its TV holdings.

The Capital Region's WB isn't much more than a sales office and a transmitter, with technical operations based at Tribune's station in Boston. In May they announced that they're changing their name. That's not all that may be changing.