Weigel Broadcasting Closes on WJJA Milwaukee

Weigel Broadcasting closed on its $7 million purchase of WJJA Milwaukee, which it bought from Wisconsin-based TV-49.

Racine-based WJJA is an independent station airing on channel 49.

Norman Shapiro heads up Illinois-based Weigel, which also owns CBS affiliate WDJT in Milwaukee.

Kalil & Co. brokered the deal.

Michael Malone

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.