JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One of the largest owners of cable, television and radio is increasing its stake in the Jacksonville Market. WAWS-TV FOX30 and WTEV-TV CBS47 are now part of Cox Media Group
after the sale of the stations was finalized Monday.
CMG bought WAWS-TV
FOX 30, one of the top-rated FOX affiliates in the United States, and will operate Jacksonville's most-watched television station WTEV-TV
CBS 47 in a shared services agreement with Bayshore Television.
This is big news for Jacksonville viewers, who will be getting much, much more. Cox Media Group has a portfolio of 15 broadcasting TV stations, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.
CMG, based out of Atlanta, operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly.
“The Action News Team is thrilled to be joining the CMG family with their proven 100-plus year record of producing journalism excellence and commitment to the local community,” said Jim Zerwekh, Vice President and General Manager of FOX30 WAWS-TV and MYTVJAX, in a news release from Cox Media Group. “This opportunity is a big win for our team, our city and our customers. Additionally, the opportunity to partner with CMG’s top-rated Jacksonville radio stations will allow us to collaborate on the kind of in-depth journalism our market deserves on TV, radio, digital, mobile phones and on tablets, positioning us as the market leader in community service.”