KFOR and its sister station, KAUT Channel 43, are among 21 stations up on the block by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the parent company of Local TV LLC.
“I can’t say anything about it. All I can tell you is we’re for sale,” said Joe Kozlowski, KFOR’s creative services director.
A spokesman for Local TV, which is headquartered near Cincinnati, declined comment. Sources said KFOR staff members were notified of the decision at the end of last week.
In addition to KFOR, Local TV owns and operates stations in Cleveland, St. Louis, Denver and other cities. Broadcast & Cable first reported the story March 22.
Local TV purchased KFOR in 2007 from The New York Times Company.
The development comes while the station is seeking a successor to former news director Mary Ann Eckstein, who parted ways with KFOR in January.
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