Nashville DTV News

WJFB 44 Sold for $5.5 Million

- Posted September 16th, 2020 at 2:49pm
WJFB; which broadcasts MeTV, H&I, StartTV, Decades, Movies!, TCT, and LightTV; is now in the process of being sold. Wiegel Broadcasting, the owner of the first five networks listed above, is the buyer of WJFB. Now, I have e-mailed a contact at HC2 Broadcasting, the current owner of WJFB, to see what will happen with WKUW-LD channel 40 since that station broadcasts the same networks owned by Wiegel Broadcasting, but I have not gotten a reply back. The reason for the e-mail was because since Wiegel will own WJFB, they could pull the networks from WKUW 40. By the way, I found out the amount from this article on the TVNewsCheck website. To tell you the truth, I mostly rely on WKUW to watch either MeTV or H&I. Please comment below to voice your thoughts on this sale. Until more news breaks, that's all for now.


- Posted on September 17th, 2020 at 12:51pm

I hope they dont change channel 40, I cant get 44 in Dickson except just every once in a while in the evening....

- Posted on September 17th, 2020 at 10:45pm

I am in southern Kentucky and I believe WJFB is the 44.1 to 44.6 I think? I get those real good and love H&I my wife loves Start tv.

- Posted on September 21st, 2020 at 6:03pm

I live in an apartment in Gallatin. My unit faces toward the Nashville area and I get channel 40 and subs extremely well and cannot receive channel 44 at all. On the other side of our building, residents there get channel 44 just fine, but not channel 40. If the new owners pulls their programming off of WKUW-LD, they will lose a lot of viewers for MeTV, as it is a fill in for the problematic tower height and signal from WJFB.

- Posted on October 22nd, 2020 at 5:16am

Thanks for the info. I have to think that this programming, particularly the main channel is wildly popular as a network, cable, and satellite channel and surely has a huge viewing base in the Nashville area and all over the country. In particular, everywhere I go people talk about watching MeTv programs; most especially Andy Griffith and Mash and Svengoolie. Most people where I live get it on Twin Lakes cable, because I'm in such a fringe area. It's as if Mash and Andy Griffith were top-rated current shows being aired on TV in 2020. At work, we all talk about watching "last nights" episode. Hopefully, Wiegal will upgrade even further in the future if they do anything. I'd hate to lose Light though and one would think that would be likely.

- Posted on October 22nd, 2020 at 12:39pm

About LightTV, yeah, probably will lose it or maybe not. I don't know at this point of time. That would be my guess. Also, I got a little chuckle when you said about talking about last night's episode at work. That was funny.

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