New Jersey Network Deals Moving Forward After State Senate Fails To Block TV Arrangement
June 28, 2011 at 6:23 AM (PT)
The transfer of operations of NEW JERSEY NETWORK's television operations to PUBLIC MEDIA NJ, a company formed by PBS affiliate WNET (TV)/NEWARK-NEW YORK to take over the state-owned stations, will move forward now that the State Senate has failed by one vote to block Gov. CHRIS CHRISTIE's plan. CHRISTIE is spinning off operation of the TV stations and is selling the state's nine public radio stations, asserting that the state should not be in the broadcasting business.
The radio deals, selling the nine facilities in separate deals with NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO (owner of Talk WNYC-A-F and Classical WQXR/NEW YORK) and WHYY-F/PHILADELPHIA, are expected to be approved today.