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BCOP-TV to be sold

Originally Posted on July 3rd, 2023

Updated July 10th, 2023 at 12:48 pm ET 

BCOP 6 News will be leaving; SBS and National programming will not be impacted, and current syndicated access programming will continue as aired.

(Brickstophous, Kristi – BCOP-TV) – Copenhagen

On Monday, the 3rd of July, BCOP-TV management had a Town Meeting with employees at 9:00 am that the station is tentatively going to be sold to Jack Ogel, from Alt Broadcasting Company for an undisclosed amount of money.

The deal includes a relocation to smaller facility, it’s transmitter, it’s license.

The deal does not include any local programming from 6 News, which means the news operation will be shutting down at the earliest as September if the Minifig Communications Commission and Minifig Trade Commission approves the deal.

BCOP 6 News will shut down it’s news operation following the sale of nearly 80 staff across the operation. Digital One News will provide broadcast news content on the new BCOP-TV signal. SBS and National programming will not be impacted, and current syndicated access programming will continue as aired.

Sadness, anger and other emotions was heard in our very own newsroom.

BCOP-TV began under the ownership of The Copenhagen Courier, and had been sold to The Daily Brick Broadcasting chain in 1996 and went through a spinoff in 2006 and merged with Heilo Broadcasting in 2014 and was then sold to a couple other companies between 2017 to 2020. Local management and ownership occurred again when Stratosphere Capital acquired BCOP-TV in late 2020 to then form Capital Region Media. In 2022, Capital Region Media bought a failing media services company that will be spun off after this sale.

On the very same day, BCOP-FM, the BCOP Newsradio FM signal was agreed to be surrendered to the Minifig Communications Commisison for several million dollars as part of the MCC to expand mobile broadband by eliminating certain FM stations, analog TV is scheduled to completely sunset by 2026. This sale was the first ever in the Minifig world, and can set presidence in a declining radio market.

BCOP Newsradio 990 on the AM dial is scheduled to “go dark” by September if no buyer of the station occurs. Meanwhile BCOR-FM the Rock of Copenhagen has been sold to City Common Media; and BCOR will acquire the BCOP-FM call sign.



Ledge Falls, Causing Gas Leak, Closing NH Outlet Stores Following Christmas

One Shopper was “Super Bummed” she couldn’t go to the Merrimack Premium Outlets

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Friday, December 30th, 2022 | 12:54pm ET Updated January 7th, 2023 at 10:45pm ET

BCOP-TV – (MERRIMACK, NH )  A Major outlet store complex was closed on Wednesday because a large piece of ledge fell on the back side of the property, and when the ledge fell, it hit the gas lines early that morning. Merrimack, New Hampshire Fire department responded not too long after; Manchester and Milford, NH Fire Departments provided mutual aid to the town while gas company and electrical utilities cut off services.

“There’s huge piles all the way up and it could slide down at any point” Gauri Menon told a Boston affiliate WHDH-TV, acknowledging a safety concern as the  “buildings are so close to that side”.

“Super bummed… I mean we came all the way up here to go shopping; we made arraignments with my son to be with his grandmother today so I could go with my sister and now we can’t.” said Ashley Cotter telling WHDH-TV.

On Thursday, about 20 stores were supposed to reopen as post Christmas shopping sales occur and some customers returning unwanted gifts to the retailers.

2 young men from Quebec told another station they were  disappointed the outlets closed as that province has a 15% tax, where in New Hampshire, there is no sales taxes whatsoever.



December to Remember Storm Patrol Live Blog

For previous stories please click here 

December 23rd, 2022

10:30 pm ET

per to MIS Statewide Operations Center at the Narnia Bunker…

  • statewide power outages: 75,341 down from earlier this afternoon
  • Comcast, Spectrum and Old World have reported down wires for their multi media network. Nearly 11,000 reports of some outage caused by severed fibres
  • 5 storm related fatalities
  • counties declaring relief from floods: middlesex county, Copenhagen county, Miniland county, sussex county, coos county,
  • at least one River reported to be above flood stage. Bear notch River by several inches above flood stage. Statewide water tables are exceptionally dry
  • Copenhagen international reported wind gusts peaking at 125mph
  • mount clickington reported wind gusts as high as 177 mph!

3:00 pm ET

sun was spotted at several times after noon with pockets of heavy rain reported winds returned but not as gusty


Killer Christmas Storm. The latest (12/23/2022)

6:00 am ET:  Governor Broderbrick declares state of emergency for all of the state

6:20 am ET:  shelter in place order was in effect

6:45 am ET

power outages are rising rapidly

7:10 am ET

deaths have been reported

8:00 am ET

power outages are significant

9:30 am ET

power outages:


10:00 am ET

BCOP Newsradio has relocated to the backup studio at the transmitter due to being on emergency power


12:00 pm ET
114,500 customers without power  (down from 115,000)

56,250 – Metro Miniland
18,253 – southwest Minibrick

46,241 – great lake

48,350 – Capital Region

12,241 – metro shoreline

3 reported deaths



Facebook to Lay Off 11,000 Employees, Says CEO Zuckerberg

(CNN & Local report) – November 9th, 2022

Facebook parent company Meta on Wednesday said it is laying off 11,000 employees, marking the most significant job cuts in the tech giant’s history.

“Today I’m sharing some of the most difficult changes we’ve made in Meta’s history,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a blog post to employees. “I’ve decided to reduce the size of our team by about 13% and let more than 11,000 of our talented employees go.”

The job cuts will impact many corners of the company, but Meta’s recruiting team will be hit particularly hard as “we’re planning to hire fewer people next year,” Zuckerberg said in the post. He added that a hiring freeze would be extended until the first quarter, with few exceptions.

In September, Meta had a headcount of more than 87,000, according to a filing with the SEC in September

Last month, the company posted its second quarterly revenue decline and said that its profit was cut in half from the prior year. Once valued at more than $1 trillion last year, Meta’s market value has since plunged to around $250 billion.

“I want to take accountability for these decisions and for how we got here,” Zuckerberg wrote in his post Wednesday. “I know this is tough for everyone, and I’m especially sorry to those impacted.”

Shares of Meta rose 5% in extended trading Wednesday morning.

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Demand for Bonds, Crashed Treasury Site

(CNN) The demand to buy US Series I savings bonds this week has been so great that it temporarily crashed the Treasury web site where those bonds are purchased. That could mean some investors’ requests may not be processed in time to lock in the bond’s 9.62% rate by the October 28 deadline. was alerting users to that possibility on Thursday, citing “unprecedented” volumes. “We cannot guarantee that your bond purchase will be completed before this deadline if your account or purchase requires additional customer support for issues such as identity verification.”

Treasury said Thursday it has since fixed the underlying technical issues and has more than doubled the connectivity capacity of the site to allow more customers to successfully set up accounts and purchase bonds. But, a Treasury official noted, there might still be some intermittent issues depending on traffic in the next two days.

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CNN: Kanye West Considered Naming Album after Hitler

(CNN Entertainment) – Several people who were once close to the artist formerly known as Kanye West told CNN that he has long been fascinated by Adolf Hitler — and once wanted to name an album after the Nazi leader.

A business executive who worked for West, who now goes by Ye, told CNN that the artist created a hostile work environment, in part through his “obsession” with Hitler.

“He would praise Hitler by saying how incredible it was that he was able to accumulate so much power and would talk about all the great things he and the Nazi Party achieved for the German people,” the individual told CNN.

The executive left his position and reached a settlement with West and some of his companies over workplace complaints, including harassment, which CNN has reviewed. The former executive asked not to be named due to a confidentiality agreement and fear of retribution by West. According to the agreement, West denied the executive’s allegations.

CNN has reached out to West for comment.

“There is no place for antisemitism in our society. We are deeply committed to combating antisemitism and every other form of prejudice,” Universal Music Group said.

Van Lathan Jr., a former TMZ employee, who confronted West during his 2018 interview at their offices in which West said slavery “sounds like a choice,” recently claimed on a podcast that West also made antisemitic comments during their conversation that the outlet did not release publicly. That’s why Lathan said his current comments didn’t surprise him.

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