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Vaughan Media, LLC
Company typePrivate
HeadquartersPort Charlotte, Florida, U.S.
Key people
Thomas J. Vaughan

Vaughan Media, LLC is a company which owns the broadcast licenses of several stations operated by Nexstar Media Group.


The company was founded in 2011 when it made its first acquisition, WBDT, from ACME Communications. LIN Media, the owner of WDTN, could not legally own both WDTN and WBDT. It sold off certain assets, including WBDT's broadcast license, to Vaughan Media. The sale was consummated on May 20, 2011, at which point LIN took control of the station via a shared services agreement with WDTN.

In 2012, the company acquired television stations owned by PBC Broadcasting which were operated by New Vision Television.[1]

In August 2014, it was announced that Sinclair Broadcast Group would take over the shared services agreement to operate WTGS as well as rights to acquire the station.[2] Sinclair exercised the option and acquired the station upon close of the sale of LIN Media to Media General.

The remaining Vaughan stations continued under operation by Media General after the LIN sale. On January 17, 2017, Nexstar Media Group closed its acquisition of Media General and took over operation of the Vaughan stations.



City of license / Market Station Channel
Owned since Network affiliation
Topeka, Kansas KTKA-TV 49 (16) 2012 ABC
The CW Plus (DT3)
Dayton - Springfield, Ohio WBDT 26 (31) 2011 The CW
Youngstown, Ohio WYTV 33 (31) 2012 ABC
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
Austin, Texas KNVA 54 (23) 2012 The CW

Former Vaughan stations

City of License / Market Station Channel
Years owned Current status
Hardeeville, South Carolina - Savannah, Georgia WTGS 28 (28) 2012–2014 Fox affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group


  1. ^ Vaughan Media LLC, FCC Form 603. Explanation of Transaction, May 2012
  2. ^ McAdams, Deborah (2014-08-20). "Nine U.S. TV Stations Swapped for $537 Million". TVTechnology. Retrieved 2019-03-03.