There’s a rumor flying around WSVN is about to be bought by FOX and become an O&O (Owned and Operated Station) and instead WSVN’s owner Sunbeam would buy WJBK the FOX affiliate in Detroit and also buy Emmis COmmunications, which is indeed up for sale either in one piece or chopped up.
I asked around and was told the rumor is false.
There’s someone who probably gets a hardon from going around talking smack about WSVN and spreading false rumors. Like swapping Sunbeam swapping with Detroit CBS affiliate WWJ which is owned by VIACOM nonetheless.
Just wanted to clear things up.
Meanwhile: work on the newsplex has begun you won’t see anything drastic yet, it will be a while, probably all culminating around November sweeps time.