WNET recently completed an acquisition of WPPB, the NPR news station located on the East End of Long Island. This Hamptons-based station will be paired with the Long Island public television station, WLIW-TV, which is owned by WNET as well. Public Media Company advised WNET as the station prepared plans for this innovative expansion.

“With the acquisition of WPPB-FM, WNET is bringing together the only NPR station and only PBS station on Long Island,” said Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of WNET. “We see the marriage of these stations as an important step in securing the future of public broadcasting for the Long Island community. We are grateful to WPPB General Manager Wally Smith, who helped build the station into a beacon for the community and whose guidance we’ll continue to count on.” Read the full press release…

Journalism, Mergers & Acquisitions, Public Radio