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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
The process of selling Alabama Public Television's Montgomery building to Alabama State University, has dramatically slowed. It turns out, the deal is more complicated than originally thought, and lawyers are working through more red tape than they expected.
APT owns the building, but the City of Montgomery owns the land. And APT owns the tower, but as part of the lease agreement, it holds radio equipment that belongs to the city.
ASU agreed to buy the building for roughly $2.5 million, to turn it into a student-run television station. The University recently hired former WSFA 12 News Anchor Bob Howell to lead it's newly formed Center for Communications Media Department.
"This is a 30,000 sq foot building that's gonna be dedicated to the students and to making them into journalists," says Howell. "We'll be able to add big studios, real life situations, a newsroom where kids will be working, they'll be facing deadlines, putting together newscasts on a daily basis."
Head of the APT Commission, Ferris Stephens, says an APT representative met with Howell Tuesday to work out the details still needing to be ironed out. Alabama State University had hoped to complete the deal by the time students returned for the fall semester.
Now, Ferris says there is no closing date yet, but he hopes to have one in place "in the near future."