Gray believes that Cordillera, as the owner of top-rated stations across the state of Montana, will leverage its strong presence throughout "Big Sky Country" to further improve the service and operations of KBGF
and KTVH for the benefit of those stations' local communities.
The agreement in principle includes early renewals for all 24 Gray-owned NBC affiliates: WSAZ in Charleston-Huntington, West Virginia; WOWT in Omaha, Nebraska; WMTV in Madison, Wisconsin; WNDU in South Bend, Indiana; WITN in Greenville, North Carolina; KSNB in Lincoln, Nebraska; WILX in Lansing, Michigan; KVLY in Fargo, North Dakota; WEAU in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; KFYR, KMOT, KUMV and KQCD in Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson, North Dakota; WJHG in Panama City, Florida; WRGX in Dothan, Alabama; KALB in Alexandria, Louisiana; KGNS in Laredo, Texas; KKCO in Grand Junction, Colorado; KBGF
in Great Falls, Montana; WTAP in Parkersburg, West Virginia; KCWY in Casper, Wyoming; KCHY in Cheyenne, Wyoming; KTVH in Helena, Montana; and KNOP in North Platte, Nebraska.
Gray will buy KTVH and KBGF
, NBC Universal affiliates for the Helena and the Great Falls television markets, respectively, from Intermountain West Communications Company (IMW), as well as KMTF, the CW Television Network affiliate for the Helena market, from Rocky Mountain Broadcasting Company.