Trade news outlet Broadcasting & Cable reports that the local CBS affiliate, WTVR-TV 6, is for sale as part of a group of stations on the block.
CBS-6 is one of 21 stations under the Local TV LLC umbrella, owned by New York-based private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners. Two other stations in the group, WTKR and WGNT, are located in Norfolk.
In an email to Style Weekly, CBS-6 General Manager Stephen Hayes declines to comment. A spokesman for Oak Hill and Local TV also declined comment to the Virginian-Pilot.
The sales of the stations could take a year, Broadcasting & Cable reported, citing three sources at Local TV. Employees were told "to go about their business as usual in the meantime."
CBS-6 touts its history as the South's First Television Station, underscoring its status as the first station south of the Mason-Dixon Line to get a license, signing onto the air April 22, 1948.