Television station owner-operator
LIN TV began as LIN Broadcasting Corp. in the 1960s. The "LIN" comes from the first letters of major cities where they originally owned radio stations -- Louisville, Indianapolis and Nashville.
In 1998, LIN TV was bought by Dallas-based private equity firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst for $1.7 billion.
In 2006, LIN TV sold their Puerto Rican Stations to Intermedia Partners for $130 million.
Lin TV owns and operates 29 TV stations in 17 mid-sized markets.
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