Citadel Communications Sells Its Last ABC Affiliates

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Standard Media Group has bought two stations from Citadel Communications for $83 million dollars.

WLNE, the ABC affiliate- in Providence, R.I. and KLKN, the ABC affiliate- in Lincoln, Neb., were sold.

“We are excited to work with the talented teams in Providence and Lincoln to grow the business with a strong focus on high quality local news,” said Deb McDermott, the CEO of Standard Media.


McDermott, who was previously the COO of Media General and CEO of Young Broadcasting, led the acquisitions.

Citadel has sold off the last of its ABC affiliates after selling five stations to Nexstar in 2014.