- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City has decided to keep its noncommercial television station.

The Wall Street Journal reports (http://on.wsj.com/1WNAklX) that city officials have decided not to sell WNYE-TV, a move they had considered last year.

The Federal Communications Commission has been buying up local stations to free up airwaves for cellphone networks and had set an opening bid of $769 million for the station in a coming auction.

A city spokeswoman confirmed that the city didn’t submit an application for the auction but declined to comment further.

The station is one of the most valuable in the country and airs programming including a cooking show with local firefighters and a documentary series on city life.

This story corrects the station call letters to WNYE instead of WYNE.

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Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com

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