The Sun Sentinel has a story today about the WPLG’s move with a very interesting detail in it.
Pembroke Park town manager Bob Levy told the Sentinel his town competed for WPLG’s new studios with Sunrise, Miramar and … Boca Raton! Whether Boca officials merely tired to sell their town to WPLG and get
them to move or the station really considered Boca is unclear but some
have speculated the move out of Miami-Dade Channel 10 will focus
more on Broward and let the Spanish stations duke it out for Miami coverage.
WSVN and WPLG were on Adelphia cable all the way up to Delray Beach and in some places in West Palm Beach. WSVN was removed not long ago because WFLX owners allegedly complained 7 hogged the ratings and they weren’t getting enough eyeballs at 10pm even with American Idol on. WPLG is still on the dial.
Pembroke Park won as the site of WPLG’s new studios with an offer for 50% property tax discount for 10 years.
SunSentinel – WPLG-TV plans move to Pembroke Park