Another mid-Michigan television station is changing ownership. Gray Television paid $128 million to acquire WJRT ABC 12 and WTVG, Toledo, Ohio's ABC affiliate, from SJL Holdings, the stations' parent company. According to a press release from Gray, which owns several stations across the U.S., both stations lead their local markets in all-day ratings.
Full story: WJRT ABC 12 part of $128 million Gray Television purchase (Thu, 7/24)
Grand Rapids Press:
John Balyo, the former Christian radio host accused of creating pornographic images of a 12-year-old boy, is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges. Balyo, 35, of Caledonia, on Wednesday was charged with sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. Balyo on Thursday, July 24, agreed to plead guilty to both counts, records show.
Full story: John Balyo, former Christian radio host, to plead guilty to federal child porn charges (Thu, 7/24)
Former Christian radio host John Balyo now faces federal child porn and exploitation charges stemming from alleged incidents involving a 12-year-old boy.
Full story: Former Christian radio host John Balyo faces federal child porn charge (Wed, 7/23)
- Jackie Green has stepped down as evening host at Townsquare Media/Grand Rapids Modern Rock WGRD-FM 97.9 to join Tribune FOX affiliate WXMI-TV (Fox 17) as an entertainment reporter.