WMGM has been sold and the buyer is looking to shutdown the station.
That means everyone including the News Department is out of a job. So staffers at the station are doing what they can to save their job.
This email is being sent out to viewers pleading for their help:
Dear NBC 40 Viewer:
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE NBC 40!
WMGM-TV (NBC 40) IS ABOUT TO GO OFF THE AIR AND
SOUTH JERSEY WILL LOSE ITS LIFE-SAVING OUTLET
For the last 45 years, NBC 40 has been South Jersey's sole local television news and information outlet. But NBC 40 is going off the air.
And it's not our choice.
NBC 40 owner, Access.1 Communications, has signed a deal to sell the station to LocusPoint Networks, and they have applied to the FCC
for approval of the sale. To put it bluntly, LocusPoint Networks (LPN) is a spectrum speculator. They are NOT a broadcaster. They want
NBC 40's TV channel for an FCC auction where it could be sold to the highest bidder, who would in turn use the channel's allotted frequency space for expansion of various wireless services: cell phones and other wireless devices.
A website has also been set up, urging viewers to contact officials and save the station. It's a nobel effort, but it likely won't change a thing.