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Newport Television’s Sandy DiPasquale on the Mend

Newport Television chief Sandy DiPasquale is recovering well after bypass surgery late last week.

His son Michael, vice president of operations, said Sandy is “doing great and will return to work shortly.”

Newport is taking over the 56 Clear Channel stations Providence Equity Partners bought for $1.2 billion. Michael DiPasquale said Newport was still shooting for the deal to finalize around Dec. 1.

“He’s in good spirits,” Michael DiPasquale added. “He’s happy to be home and he’s looking forward to running the show again."

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.