Quick Takes

Jul 22, 2002  •  Post A Comment

“It would be good for both companies. … Both are known for aggressive local involvement. Whether this trend and modern business modeling is good for the public is the real question that no one knows the answer to.”
Renard Maiuri, general manager, KDRV-TV (ABC), Medford, Ore.
“A merger of the two has the potential to be good for consumers and good for shareholders. Bigger is not bad. Consolidation … is a means of serving the public interest by ensuring stability in local news and entertainment programming.”
William Moll, president, Clear Channel Television
“On paper, it looks like a terrific marriage. There is very little station overlap. … The synergies should enable them to move resources into news and programming to better serve viewers.”
Lisa Churchville, president and GM, WJAR-TV (NBC), Cranston, R.I.