May 6, 2019
Bayou City Broadcasting has owned and operated WEVV-CBS and WEEV-CD FOX in Evansville, IN
since January 2015 and KADN-FOX/MyNet and KLAF-CD NBC in Lafayette, LA since January 2017.
Statement from DuJuan McCoy-President & CEO of Bayou City Broadcasting:
“It is with mixed emotions that I make this announcement to divest my stations in Evansville
and Lafayette today. When I look back on how the dedicated staffs of both markets have grown these
properties in all facets of the operation including revenue, market share, local news production, and
public service within these local communities it reinforces to me the value of people in our business and
it leaves me very encouraged about the future prospects of local television broadcasting.
This is also a historic transaction in the annals of media transactions in our country where one
African-American owned company sells local broadcast Big 4 TV affiliates to another African-American
owned company which furthers the Federal Communication Commission’s goal of increasing diversity
in broadcast ownership.
By completing this transaction, it will allow me to pursue my other career goals and projects
that I have within our great business including, but not limited to, my recent purchase of WISH and
WNDY in Indianapolis, IN by my newly formed company, Circle City Broadcasting.
I look forward to working with Byron Allen and his team in transitioning these great stations to
his growing media company. The transaction is projected to close upon FCC approval in June or July
About Entertainment Studios / Allen Media
Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los
Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns nine
24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 160 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL,
THE WEATHER CHANNEL EN ESPAÑOL, PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV,
MYDESTINATION.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV. Entertainment Studios also owns the LOCAL NOW
streaming service, powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners, which delivers realtime,
hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle information. Entertainment Studios also
produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 43 television programs, making it one of the largest
independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast
television stations. With a library of over 5,000 hours of owned content across multiple genres,
Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television
networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to provide
excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners.
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