Lockwood's Timeline

September 1996

Lockwood purchases religious independent station WLYJ-TV (now WVFX) in Clarksburg, West Virginia
September 1996

April 1997

Lockwood acquires Norfolk, Virginia religious independent station WJCB-TV (now WPXV-TV).
April 1997

July 1997

Lockwood buys The WB affiliate WAWB in Richmond, Virginia from Bell Broadcasting changing the call letters to WUPV.
July 1997

December 1997

Paxson Communications purchases religious independent station WJCB-TV (now WPXV-TV) from Lockwood
December 1997

1998

Lockwood purchases ABC affiliate KTEN in Denison, TX becoming exclusively an NBC affiliate after the acquisition of the station.
1998

May 2004

Lockwood purchases UPN affiliate WHDF in Huntsville, Alabama.
May 2004

January 2006

The UPN and WB networks announced that they would merge into a new network called The CW Television Network.
January 2006

April 2006

Lockwood announces that they have signed affiliation deals with The CW to become affiliates of the newly combined network.
April 2006

September 2006

WUPV joins the CW. Lockwood sales the station to Southeastern Media Holdings.
September 2006

May 2007

Lockwood Broadcast acquires CW affiliate  WQCW in Huntington, West Virginia from Commonwealth Broadcasting
May 2007

May 2011

Lockwood Broadcast purchases Knoxville, Tennessee’s WBXX-TV from ACME Communications
May 2011

November 2012

Lockwood Broadcast Group entered into an agreement to purchase Daystar affiliate WMAK from Word of God Fellowship while at the same filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to change the station’s call letters to WKNX-TV.

November 2012

December 2012

The FCC approved the sale of WMAK to Lockwood Broadcast

December 2012

February 2013

Lockwood takes control of the WMAK, which converted to an independent television station with general entertainment programming format its branding was also changed to “WKNX, The Knox”.

February 2013

September 2013

Lockwood acquires CW affiliate WCWG in Lexington, North Carolina from Titan Broadcasting

September 2013

November 2013

Lockwood purchases a 51% stake in WSKY-TV, a full-power independent television station currently owned by Sky Television, LLC

November 2013

April 2014

Lockwood sales WQCW to Gray Television

April 2014

October 2015

Lockwood acquires KAKE-TV in Wichita, Kansas in a deal that includes WBXX-TV

October 2015

November 2018

Lockwood agrees to sell WHDF to Nexstar Media Group

November 2018

January 2019

Lockwood purchases four Fox affiliates WTNZ in Knoxville, Tennessee; WFXG in Augusta, Georgia; WPGX in Panama City, Florida; and WDFX-TV in Dothan, Alabama from Gray Television.

January 2019