Lockwood Broadcast Group
Lockwood Broadcast Group is a television broadcasting company that owns four television stations. Three stations are CW affiliates. The fourth is a NBC affiliate which carries The CW and ABC on digital subchannels.
Lockwood Broadcasting began operations in the early 1990s by upstarting a television station WPEN-LP. In 1997, Lockwood purchased WAWB (then The WB affiliate) from Bell Broadcasting, LLC., changing the call letters to WUPV and became an UPN affiliate. Late 1990s, early 2000, Lockwood purchased KTEN, once an ABC affiliate, became an NBC affiliate, and also brought UPN affiliate WHDF in 2004.
On January 24, 2006, the UPN and WB networks announced that they would merge into a new network called The CW. On April 4, 2006, Lockwood Broadcasting announced that they have signed affiliation deals with The CW to become affiliates of the new network.
Before the launch of The CW, in August 2006, Lockwood Broadcasting sold WUPV to Southeastern Media Holdings, a division of Raycom Media but acquired WQCW from longtime owner Commonwealth Broadcasting on January 20, 2007. The deal closed on May 21, 2007.
In February 2011, ACME Communications announced a deal to sell WBXX-TV to Lockwood. The FCC approved the sale on March 21, 2011 and the deal closed on May 6, 2011.
Lockwood Broadcasting TV stations
Currently owned stations
|Huntsville, Alabama||WHDF||15 (14)||The CW||2004||Was UPN until September 2006.|
|Ada, Oklahoma / Ardmore, Oklahoma / Sherman, Texas / Denison, Texas||KTEN||10 (26)||NBC
The CW (DT2)
|1998||NBC programming carried on primary channel, The CW on digital channel DT2, ABC on digital channel DT3.|
|Knoxville, Tennessee||WKNX-TV||7 (7)||Independent||2013|
|WBXX-TV||20 (20)||The CW||2011|
|Charleston/Huntington, West Virginia||WQCW||30 (17)||The CW||2007||Was The WB until September 2006.|
Formerly owned stations
|Current Affiliation||Years Owned||Notes|
|Hampton, Virginia||WPEN-LP||68||Early or Late 1990s||Was MTV2 affiliate, now defunct.|
|49 (46)||ION||April-December 1997||Sold to ION Media Networks in December 1997 |
|Richmond, Virginia||WUPV||65 (47)||The CW||1997–2006||Was UPN until September 2006.
Now owned by American Spirit Media.
|Clarksburg, West Virginia||WLYJ-TV
|10 (10)||Fox||1996–1998||Was Independent until July 1998.
Now owned by Withers Broadcasting Company.
- Lockwood Broadcast Group Official Website
- Lockwood Broadcast Group Announces Affiliation Deals with CW Network