ZGS Communications

ZGS Communications, also referred to as the ZGS Group or ZGS Broadcasting, was a television and radio station operator in the United States, based in Arlington, Virginia. The company operated 11 stations: 10 television stations and one radio station. All of their television stations and one radio station broadcast in Spanish.

On December 4, 2017, NBCUniversal's Telemundo Station Group announced its purchase of ZGS' 10 television stations.[1] The sale was completed in early 2018.[2] Two of the stations (WRIW-CD and WZGS-CD) were filed separately, as ZGS were negotiating channel sharing agreements at the time of the sale. Those sales were completed in July 2018.[3][4]

Effective April 10, 2018, ZGS sold their sole radio station to Alejandro Carrasco's ACR Media, Inc.

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Former ZGS stations

Television stations

City of License / Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Years owned Current ownership status
Fresno, California KNSO 51 (11) 2009–2014 1 Telemundo owned-and-operated (O&O)
Hartford - New Haven, Connecticut WRDM-CD 50 (50) 2001–2018 Telemundo owned-and-operated (O&O)
Washington, DC WZDC-CD 25 (25) 1994–2018 Telemundo owned-and-operated (O&O)
Fort Myers - Naples, Florida WWDT-CD 43 (43) 2004–2018 Telemundo owned-and-operated (O&O)
Orlando, Florida WTMO-CD 31 (31) 1995–2018 Telemundo owned-and-operated (O&O)
Tampa - St. Petersburg, Florida WRMD-CD 49 (49) 1991–2018 Telemundo owned-and-operated (O&O)
Boston, Massachusetts WNEU 60 (34) 2003–2014 1 Telemundo owned-and-operated (O&O)
WTMU-LP 46 (46) 2002–2016 NBC owned-and-operated (O&O), WBTS-LD channel 8
Springfield, Massachusetts WDMR-LD
(satellite of WRDM-CD)
50 (51) 2001–2018 Telemundo owned-and-operated (O&O)
Atlantic City, NJ - Philadelphia, PA WWSI 62 (42) 2008–2013 Telemundo owned-and-operated (O&O)
Raleigh - Durham, North Carolina WZGS-CD 54 (49) 2004–2018 Telemundo owned-and-operated (O&O), WRTD-CD
Providence, Rhode Island WRIW-CD 51 (17) 2003–2018 Telemundo owned-and-operated (O&O)
El Paso, Texas - Las Cruces, New Mexico KTDO 48 (47) 2004–2018 Telemundo owned-and-operated (O&O)
San Antonio, Texas KVDA 60 (38) 2009–2014 1 Telemundo owned-and-operated (O&O)
Richmond, Virginia WZTD-LD 45 (45) 2007–2018 Telemundo owned-and-operated (O&O)
  • 1 Owned by NBCUniversal (owner of Telemundo), ZGS operated and managed the stations.

Radio stations

Market Station Years owned Current ownership status
Washington, DC WILC 900 2004–2018 WCLM, owned by ACR Media
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida WGES 680 1991–2016 owned by Vision Communications Network
WAMA 1550 1998–2016 owned by Q Broadcasting Corporation

References

  1. ^ Miller, Mark K. (December 4, 2017). "NBCU Adding ZGS Stations To Telemundo". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "NBCU Completes ZGS Stations Buy | TVNewsCheck.com". www.tvnewscheck.com. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  3. ^ Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Notice, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 24 July 2018
  4. ^ Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Notice, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 24 July 2018
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