A deal to sell for Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting to sell three low-power TV stations to WSBT owner Schurz Communications in South Bend has fallen through.
Weigel, who owns ABC affiliate WBND-TV, CW affiliate WCWW-TV and My Network TV affiliate WMYS-TV planned to sell the trio to Schurz, who in addition to the ratings-dominant CBS affiliate also owns the South Bend Tribune.
If the deal had gone through, Schurz would have owned one full-powered station and three LPTVs.
With the deal off the table, the trio will focus on its fall syndicated lineup for 2009-2010 season, which includes new fare such as The Wendy Williams Show and the most recent incarnation of America’s Funniest Home Videos.
The other two full-powered stations in the South Bend/Elkhart market are Gray Communications WNDU-TV, an NBC affiliate located on Notre Dame University; and Fox affiliate WSJV-TV, which was an ABC affiliate until 1995.