Small Texas TV group sold


The Texas television assets of Sage Broadcasting are blowing over to the portfolio of a new station group called Bayou City Broadcasting. Included in the sale are a pair of small market Fox affiliates and an associated group of lower power facilities. Kalil & Co. handled brokerage chores for the deal that includes KIDY-TV San Angelo and KXVA-TV Abilene. One of the Abilene LPTVs, KIDZ-TV, carries Fox junior network MNTV. There are additional LPTVs and Class As in Brownwood, Sweetwater, Albany and Stamford. Bayou is headed by DuJuan McCoy. Kalil notes that McCoy will become the nation’s first African-American Fox affiliate owner, as reported by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council. McCoy says this is only the beginning — he’ll be looking to take advantage of pending FCC rule changes encouraging minority ownership in order to grow the group.