KDUH, KOTA-TV group sold

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Duhamel Broadcasting Enterprises has sold KOTA-TV in Rapid City and its affiliated stations in Nebraska and Wyoming to Schurz Communications Inc.

Duhamel president and general manager Bill Duhamel announced it Thursday.

KOTA reports the sale is pending regulatory approval by the Federal Communications Commission, which typically can take at least 90 days.

Duhamel Broadcasting will continue to operate its five Black Hills radio stations.

Schurz is headquartered in South Bend, Ind. It operates six local radio stations in the Black Hills and also owns the Aberdeen American News.

Its senior vice president of the electronic division, Marci Burdick, is a Rapid City native and was a former KOTA news anchor and news director.

KOTA's satellite stations are KHSD in Lead-Deadwood, KSGW in Sheridan, Wyo., and KDUH in Scottsbluff, Neb.

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