Report: No black-owned and operated full-power TV stations remain in U.S.

Free Press

The planned sale of Roberts Broadcasting’s remaining stations means there are “zero black-owned and operated full-power TV stations in our country,” Free Press’ Joseph Torres and S. Derek Turner write.

Media consolidation has made it harder for people of color to own broadcast stations because it raises entry barriers for small owners. Concentration makes it harder for any small owner to compete, and the few non-white broadcast licensees we have are far more likely to be small owners who control just a handful of stations or a single broadcast outlet.

Low-power TV stations have a fair percentage of minority ownership, but they’re facing speculation that the FCC plans to auction their part of the broadcast spectrum to mobile-phone providers.

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