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FCC Grants Tribune Temporary Cross-Ownership Waiver for WTXX-TV

Apr 14, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The Federal Communications Commission late Wednesday unanimously agreed to give Tribune Co. a temporary waiver to keep its Waterbury, Conn., station WTXX-TV at least until April 2007. A federal judge recently ordered Tribune to sell the station because its ownership puts Tribune in conflict with the FCC’s newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership regulations. In addition to WTXX, Tribune owns WTIC-TV in Hartford, Conn., and Times Mirror Publications, which owns the Hartford Courant. It was unclear what impact the FCC’s decision would have on the court’s order.