ShootingStar Broadcasting has sold Derry, New Hampshire-based WZMY to Carlisle One Media. MyTV New England, which had been owned by ShootingStar since 2004, made the announcement last week.
Carlisle One Media, based in New Hampshire, is run by former-Senate candidate Bill Binnie. He has also purchased three other stations in New Hampshire, all of them low-power. Carlisle One plans to change the call sign to WBIN and begin introducing locally-produced programming in the summer. Furthermore, he plans to keep the affiliations with both MyNetworkTV and Universal Sports Network.
“Fox and NBC Sports are great partners and we are looking forward to working with them,” Binnie remarked. “In addition, we are excited to be the exclusive provider of Universal Sports in the greater Boston market. We are committed to working hard to fully realize the unique potential of this station in the coming years.”
The station was purchased for $28 million in 2004 by ShootingStar Broadcasting. The station soon relaunched as MyTV, unrelated to the current network. When Fox announced the creation of MyNetworkTV, WZMY considered a lawsuit but ultimately joined the network in late-2006. After letting longtime meteorologist Al Kaprelian go, the station was put under agreement to be managed by New Age Media. The state of that agreement is yet to be known.