Gray TV Building Charlottesville Station

Gray Television, owner of 29 network-affiliated TV stations, is about to make it 30.

It has a deal, pending FCC approval, to buy a CP in Charlottesville, Va., from Charlottesville Broadcasting Corp. Gray also has a 10-year affiliation with CBS in hand once it gets the station up and running, which it hopes to do by August.
At the moment, Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia and Jefferson's home, Monticello, has only one full-power network affiliate, WVIR-TV (NBC).
The station will be headed by Tracey Jones, who is Gray's regional VP of TV as well as GM of its ABC affiliate, WHSV, in the adjacent market of Harrisonburg, Va.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.