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Nexstar Picking Up KCWI for $3.5 Million

Nexstar is acquiring KCWI Des Moines from Pappas Telecasting of Iowa for $3.5 million. KCWI is a CW affiliate.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval.

Nexstar acquired Des Moines ABC affiliate WOI in a deal with Citadel Communications last year.

On Oct. 23, Nexstar agreed to buy KASW Phoenix, also a CW, for $68 million.

KCWI airs a 6-10 a.m. variety program called Great Day that features local performers, authors and personalities, as well as local headlines, weather and traffic.

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.