The battle of South Bend

Broadcasting & Cable’s Market Eye reports this week on nearby South Bend, Ind., where the battle for number one comes down to two long standing rivals – Schurz’s CBS affilate WSBT and the former Notre Dame-owned station, NBC affiliate WNDU-TV, which is now owned by Gray Television (WNDU is still located on the campus of Notre Dame.)

Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting also has properties here – with three low power stations, one of them ABC affiliate WBND-TV (or “The Bend”), a station that is launching an 11 minute newscast next month simply called 11 at 11. WBND became the ABC affiliate in 1995 after WSJV gave up the alphabet network to hook up with Fox.