Posted: Oct 1, 2013 5:32 PM by MTN News
SPOKANE - Seven Montana television stations have been purchased by Cowles Montana Media Company.
The stations are located in Bozeman (KWYB-LD), Butte (KWYB-TV), Billings (KULR-TV), Missoula (KTMF-TV), Kalispell (KTMF-LD), Great Falls (KFBB-TV) and Helena (KHBB-TV).
Employees of some of the stations announced the news via Twitter today.
The purchase, subject to approval from the Federal Communications Commission, is expected to close on or before Dec. 1 2013.
Cowles Montana Media Company is a subsidiary of Cowles Co. a private, family-owned media, forest products and real estate company based in Spokane, Wash.
The company also owns and operates The Spokesman-Review.