21. QUINCY MEDIA, Quincy, Ill. 2015 Spot Revenue: $107 million Stations: 18 in 14 markets Coverage: 2.6% Ownership: Private Key Executives: Ralph M. Oakley, president-CEO; Dennis Kendall, director of broadcast news; Dan Batchelor, director of broadcast and interactive sales; Mary Oakley Winters, VP-interactive; Brady Dreasler, director of capital, facilities and engineering. What’s Up: Last November, Quincy […]
Ralph Oakley, who took over as CEO of Quincy Newspapers Inc. and who represents the fifth generation in the family business, would like to move more deeply into broadcasting — if the FCC allows it. Why? Because he still sees upside in retrans, digital and possibly in ATSC 3.0. “It will allow us to remain competitive and we have got to have the best technology to be that.”
An upcoming Federal Communications Commission meeting could alter a deal by an Illinois media company to acquire a Fort Wayne television station and manage another.
An FCC filing shows the price for the deal involving nine stations announced two weeks ago is $190 million. The stations are WEEK (NBC) Peoria/Bloomington, Ill. (DMA 117); WPTA (ABC-CW) Fort Wayne, Ind. (DMA 109); KBJR (NBC-MNT) and its satellite, KRII, in Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis. (DMA 139); and WBNG (CBS-CW) Binghamton, N.Y. (DMA 157).
It’s purchasing WEEK Peoria-Bloomington, Ill.; WPTA Fort Wayne, Ind.; KBJR and its satellite, KRII, Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis.; and WBNG Binghamton, N.Y. In addition, Quincy will provide operating services to WHOI and WAOE Peoria-Bloomington, Ill., as well as to stations to be acquired by SagamoreHill Broadcasting: WISE Fort Wayne, Ind., and KDLH Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis.
Quincy Newspapers Inc.’s NBC affiliate in downtown Waterloo, Iowa, announces a multi-million dollar two-phased rehabilitation and modernization program for its historic 1914 structure.
The ratings service adds Quincy’s ABC affiliate WKOW Madison, Wis., and NBC-Fox duo of KTTC-KXLT Rochester/Austin, Minnesota-Mason City, Iowa.
CEO Jack Perry says in addition to developing the platform that stations will be able to use to deliver their programming via broadband to interconnected TV sets, tablets and smart phones in their markets, his company is also lining up national programming to supplement whatever programming the participating stations choose to put on the platform. Preliminary testing on stations is slotted for next month, with the goal of a commercial rollout by January’s CES.