KLKN-TV owner purchases television station

Channel 8 KLKN-TV's parent company Citadel Communications today announced the purchase of an additional television station.  That station is the ABC affiliate in Providence Rhode Island WLNE-TV, which is known locally as ABC6.

Citadel was the winning bidder of the station that serves the Rhode Island state capital in the nation's 53rd largest TV market.

The station will be operated by Citadel under a local marketing agreement beginning May 1st. and will take over full ownership following FCC approval.

Ray Cole, President and COO of Citadel says “We look forward to extending our relationship with the ABC brand in a fourth TV market.  Serving the viewers in the capital city of Providence is a significant commitment that we're proud to undertake. We look forward to growing and developing the stations presence in the market”