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Mako Sells Dallas Independent KATA For $5.8 Million

Lone Star Spectrum, an investor group that is headed up by Philip Hurley, has agreed to acquire KATA, a low power independent station in Mesquite, Texas, for $5.8 million. The seller is Mako Communications, with Amanda Mintz named as a principal.

Hurley is also executive VP and chief operating officer of London Broadcasting.

KATA, operating in the Dallas-Fort Worth DMA, airs Soul of the South, a digital network targeted to African-Americans.

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.