|Milwaukee Brewers and Newsradio 620 WTMJ Announce Extension of Radio Rights Agreement|
MILWAUKEE, Apr 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Milwaukee Brewers and Newsradio 620 WTMJ today announced the completion of a radio rights agreement that continues the longstanding partnership between the two organizations, according to Brewers Executive Vice President - Business Operations Rick Schlesinger and Jon Schweitzer, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, WTMJ/WKTI. WTMJ is owned and operated by Journal Broadcast Group.
"WTMJ Radio and Journal Broadcast Group are cornerstones in the Milwaukee metro area, and we are thrilled to extend our partnership with them as we bring the Milwaukee Brewers on radio to fans all over Wisconsin," Schlesinger said. "WTMJ's commitment to covering the Brewers is second to none and we are proud to continue this relationship as one of the great sports traditions in the region."
WTMJ-AM has served as the radio flagship of the Brewers for all but two seasons since the team moved to Milwaukee. The prior agreement carried through the 2008 season. No other terms of the new contract were disclosed.
"We are very proud of our company's continued partnership with the Milwaukee Brewers," said Steve Wexler, Executive Vice-President, Television and Radio Operations, Journal Broadcast Group. "Journal Broadcast Group and the Milwaukee Brewers share a strong commitment to our community. We're certainly proud of our history together but even more excited about the future." According to Schweitzer, "We are very pleased to be able to continue this partnership with the Milwaukee Brewers. Our entire staff is excited about bringing the excitement of future Brewers' seasons to our listeners throughout the state."
WTMJ's history as flagship radio station for the Brewers dates to 1970 when the team relocated from Seattle. This season, Bob Uecker is entering his 38th year as voice of the Brewers. He is joined by Jim Powell, currently in his 13th season as a member of the broadcast team.
Journal Broadcast Group, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the broadcast business of Journal Communications, Inc. (NYSE: JRN). It owns and operates 35 radio stations and 11 television stations in 12 states and operates an additional television station under a local marketing agreement. Journal Communications is a diversified media company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, interactive media and printing services.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements related to Journal Communications' businesses that are based on our current expectations. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties, including changes in advertising demand and other economic conditions that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements should be evaluated with the understanding of their inherent uncertainty. Our written policy on forward-looking statements can be found on page 1 of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SOURCE: Journal Broadcast Group
Brewers Media Relations