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KPSE Palm Springs, Calif., Deal Closes

Mirage Media’s $5.7 million sale of KPSE Palm Springs, Calif., to Journal Broadcast Group closed.

Low-power KPSE is a MyNetworkTV affiliate.

The acquisition creates a duopoly for Journal, which owns NBC affiliate KMIR. “With two television stations in this market, we can better serve advertisers and viewers in the Coachella Valley and build an even stronger presence in the community,” Journal CEO Doug Kiel said when the deal was hatched in September.

Kalil & Co. brokered the transaction.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.