The Cowles Publishing Co. has acquired four TV stations in California —two duopolies—from Newport Television.
According to TVNewsday, the deal includes full-power CBS affiliate KCOY Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo and KKFX-CA, the low-power Fox affiliate in the same market. The other duopoly is CBS affiliate KION in Monterey-Salinas
Cowles is a Spokane, Washington-based company which owns KHQ Spokane and KNDO/KNDU Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick,
The terms of the sale were not disclosed.