The station covering the second-largest television market in the state--the San Francisco Bay Area--announced Friday that it will not broadcast the California Lottery's "Big Spin" television show tonight. Whether the show will be broadcast in Los Angeles remained unanswered.
The nine other stations in the statewide consortium that had contracted to broadcast the weekly, half-hour show--including one in San Diego--said they will air the program as scheduled at 7 p.m. today.
"The only thing I can tell you is we are not scheduled to run the lottery this Saturday," said Bob Mitchell, assistant program director at KGO-TV in San Francisco.
A spokeswoman for John Severino, general manager of station KABC-TV in Los Angeles, said the issue was under discussion.
State Lottery Director Mark Michalko said earlier this week that executives of both stations told him that they do not think their contract to carry the troubled lottery show for a year was binding.