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Houston Life, an independent monthly magazine that had been inserted into the Houston Post, will attempt to convert to paid circulation with a $2.95 cover price now that the Post has ceased publication.

PC World, San Francisco, last month said that effective with the July issue, it will raise its rate base 5.2% to 1 million from 950,000 but will not raise ad rates until January 1996.

Shay Merritt to program director, WAGA-TV, Atlanta, a Fox affiliate, from operations manager, WTOC-TV, Savannah. She succeeds Leslie Glenn, who left.

Mike Adams, 37, to general manager, Knight Ridder's KR Video, Philadelphia, from director of news and programming, Tribune Co.'s ChicagoLand TV. He succeeds Dick Moore, now station manager, WCPX-TV, Orlando, Fla. His responsibilities include "The Inquirer News Tonight" on WPHL-TV.

The Federal Communications Commission approved the sale of WVEE-FM, Atlanta, one of the U.S.' top black-oriented stations, to Granum Communications, New York, for $90 million, along with WAOK-AM from Summit Communications Group, both Atlanta. Four other Summit stations were also sold for a total $40 million.

Ellis Communications, Atlanta, bought eight TV stations from New Vision Television for $227 million. The stations are in Tucson, Ariz.; Wilmington, N.C.; Savannah, Ga.; Sioux Falls, Pierre and Aberdeen, S.D.; and Jackson and Hattiesburg, Miss

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