Report: West Palm Beach NPR, PBS Affiliates Back On The Block
August 18, 2008 at 5:11 AM (PT)
The SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL is reporting that BARRY UNIVERSITY, once again attempting to sell PBS affiliate WXEL-TV and NPR affiliate WXEL-F/WEST PALM BEACH, has "another round of suitors" shopping for the stations. A previous $5 million deal to sell the stations to the owner of PBS affiliates WNET (TV)/NEWARK-NEW YORK and WLIW-TV/GARDEN CITY-NEW YORK, fell through three months ago after a long delay in obtaining FCC approval amidst community opposition to the deal.
Proposals for a new deal are being accepted through SEPTEMBER 12; the paper reports that COMMUNITY BROADCAST FOUNDATION OF PALM BEACH AND THE TREASURE COAST, which was to operate the station with the NEW YORK owners under the previous deal, and PBS affiliate WPBT (TV)/MIAMI are among those interested in WXEL.