WASHINGTON, D.C.: Local TV LLC, owner
of 19 network-affiliated television stations across the country, has joined the
National Association of Broadcasters, the lobby said this week.. NAB also announced
the addition of several broadcasting groups and stations to its membership.
“We welcome our new broadcast members to NAB and will work to ensure their voices are heard in Washington,” said NAB CEO
and President Gordon Smith. “With their support, we can tell broadcasters’ compelling
story to policymakers and highlight the vital
role free and local broadcasting plays in every community.”
Local TV LLC was formed in 2007 to acquire nine television stations in eight regions.
Today, the organization owns and manages 19 local stations in markets that include Denver, Cleveland and
Other radio and television station groups to recently join NAB include Barry Broadcasting, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, Caledonia
Communications, Cameron Broadcasting, Cocola Broadcasting, Delta Broadcasting, Elko
Broadcasting, Lake Cumberland Broadcasters, Mountain Valley Broadcasting, Parkin
Broadcasting, Perry Broadcasting and WENK of Union City, Tenn.
Also joining NAB are independently-owned
stations KWWF-TV, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; WADL-TV, Detroit; KKLN-FM, Willmar, Minn.;
KKWB-FM, Kelliher, Minn.; WGBC-TV, Meridian, Miss.; KRBK-TV, St. Louis, Mo.; KNPB-TV, Reno, Nev.; KKBS-FM, Guymon, Okla.; WLNE-TV, Providence, R.I.; and KRDH-AM, Canton, Texas. non-commercial stations joining NAB include: WCNI-FM, New London, Conn; WBIY-FM, Hialeah, Fla.; WLCA-FM, Godfrey, Ill.; KKJM-FM, Sauk Rapids, Minn; KNMI-FM, Farmington, N.M.; and WAMU-FM, Washington,