TV station exec Mark Pimentel will lead News-Press Gazette’s TV and radio stations including KRDO and KTLO.
CBS makes its re-entry into the St. Joseph, Mo., media market today with the debut of a new station owned by News-Press & Gazette Co.
A new NBC station is coming to the St. Joseph market, the News-Press & Gazette Co. told a gathering of employees on Wednesday. The new affiliate will be known as NBC 21 KNPG and is expected to go on the air this fall. The company also owns the market’sFox affil, KNPN-LD, which airs CW and Telemundo programming on subchannels along with a 24/7 news and weather channel.
Dish Network agreed to a multi-year broadcast retransmission licensing extension with News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting, ending a short impasse that threatened to black out 16 stations on the satellite TV carrier.
Dish Network and News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting have agreed to a short-term extension in their carriage agreement, averting for now a channel blackout of 16 stations in the satcaster’s lineup. The old agreement was scheduled to expire at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday. But Mark Danielson, GM of the broadcaster’s stations in California, posted a message on Twitter last night saying that the pact had been extended until 4 p.m. PT on Thursday.
Officials for News Press & Gazette say they’ll pull their 16 TV stations off Dish Network if a retrans renewal deal can’t be worked out by 6 p.m. ET today. This latest retransmission dispute threatens to black out network affiliates in a range of small and mid-size TV markets, including Santa Barbara, Calif., Yuma, Ariz. and Bend, Ore.
The News-Press & Gazette Company has purchased KION, KMUV and KKFX from the Cowles California Media Company, subject to approvals from the Federal Communications Commission.