Raycom Issues Statement about Sole Station Sold in Spectrum Auction

By Kevin Eck 

Raycom Media says it has sold off part of its spectrum in the Cleveland, Ohio market in the FCC auction.

Saying it “strategically evaluated opportunities that could bring value to the company yet not compromise our core mission to serve our local communities” Raycom announced it sold off the WUAB spectrum. The station group also owns CBS affiliate WOIO, which was not included in the auction. Raycom doesn’t say how much they made in the auction.

In a statement, Raycom said WUAB will remain on air. “Viewers will still receive news, entertainment and sports programming from WUAB CLE 43 in the Cleveland area. We will alert our loyal viewers in the Cleveland DMA in sufficient time so they can find WUAB CLE 43 programming on its new channel,” said Raycom. “This change will not materially affect the operations of our Cleveland stations, which also includes WOIO.”