THIRD AMENDMENT TO SEVERANCE COMPENSATION AGREEMENT
This Third Amendment to Severance Compensation Agreement (this "Amendment") is entered into as of the 1st
day of October 2002, and effective as of May 3, 2002 between LIN Television Corporation, a Delaware
corporation (the "Company"), and PETER E. MALONEY (the "Executive").
WHEREAS the Company and the Executive are parties to that certain Severance Compensation Agreement,
dated as of September 5, 1996, as amended on October 1, 1999 and August 30, 2000 (the "Agreement");
WHEREAS the Company believes it is in its best interest to reinforce and encourage Executive's continued
disinterested attention and undistracted dedication in the potentially disturbing circumstances of a possible change
in control of the Company; and
WHEREAS the parties desire to amend the Agreement upon the terms contained herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements contained herein, the Company
and the Executive agree as follows:
1. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Agreement.
2. The definitions of the Agreement contained in Section 1 of the Agreement are hereby amended by adding each
of the following terms in alphabetical order to the other defined terms set forth in Section 1:
""Affiliate" shall mean, as to any Person, a Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries,
controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, such Person.
"Board of Directors" shall mean the Board of Directors of LIN TV.
"Continuing Directors" shall mean any Person who (i) was a member of the Board of Directors on May 3, 2002,
(ii) is thereafter nominated for election or elected to the Board of Directors with the affirmative vote of a majority
of the Continuing Directors who are members of such Board of Directors at the time of such nomination or
election or (iii) is a member of the Board of Directors and also a member of the Shareholder G