A local group led by ad executive Larry Bisig and Metro Council member Jim King has submitted an offer to buy WBKI-TV, the CW Louisville television station, the V.V. has learned.
The station announced on March 10 that it was going through the unusual process of being sold in an auction format. The deadline for bids to be submitted was Friday at 5 p.m. The minimum bid is $750,000. The primary owner is based on California, but the station is operated by a local management team headed by Carol LaFever.
LaFever said she was “cautiously optimistic” about the number of bids and “gratified at the variety of entities with interest.”
She said the winning bid is not likely to be announced until Tuesday. She declined to say how many bids have been received.