Graham Media Group is proud to announce the purchase of 2 television stations, marking the first acquisitions for the group since 1997.
Emily Barr, President & CEO of Graham Media Group, officially welcomed WSLS-TV, the NBC affiliate in Roanoke, VA, and WCWJ-TV, the CW affiliate in Jacksonville, FL to the GMG family.
WSLS-TV serves the growing Roanoke market, currently 67th largest in the nation, and is run by VP & General Manager Garry Kelly. WSLS-TV produces 31 hours of local news per week, and airs a daily hour of local programming, Daytime Blue Ridge, each weekday at 11am.
WCWJ-TV is one of the top CW affiliates, scoring some of the highest CW network ratings in the country. WCWJ-TV produces several local programs in addition to it's line-up of strong syndicated programming. With the addition of a second station serving the Jacksonville market, Bob Ellis becomes the VP & General Manager of WJXT-TV and WCWJ-TV.
With 7 stations in the top 70 markets, Graham Media Group now reaches nearly 8 million households and nearly 7% of the entire U.S. television market, while industry leader Social News Desk supports over 1,500 newsrooms across 5 continents.