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Journal Broadcast Group Announces Realignment of Management Responsibilities

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2007--Journal Broadcast Group today announced that it has made several adjustments in its management alignment to heighten its focus on Interactive and New Media opportunities. Journal Broadcast Group is a Journal Communications (NYSE:JRN) company.

Doug Kiel, President of Journal Communications Inc., and Vice Chairman and CEO, Journal Broadcast Group, Inc., stated "Responding to the changing audience base, and a commitment to building successful businesses in both interactive and traditional media, requires focus and dedication - which is why Journal Broadcast Group is adjusting its organizational structure. We believe these moves will heighten the efforts of our company and extend our successful brands across multiple media platforms."

Carl Gardner, Executive Vice President, Television and Radio Operations and Digital Interactive Media, who has been working with Journal Broadcast Group's Web teams to launch dozens of sites and revenue initiatives over the past few years, now has responsibility for building and leading that business across all Journal Broadcast markets. He also continues to oversee the Milwaukee, Green Bay and Lansing broadcast markets.

Jim Thomas becomes Vice President Marketing, Programming and New Media Development and is responsible for developing new programs, new channels and cross-media initiatives to create ratings, revenue and additional reach. Jim will help our company integrate our cross-platform product initiatives and develop new products and multicasting opportunities.

Steve Wexler has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Television and Radio Operations and adds responsibility for the Knoxville radio market. Jim Prather, also a Journal Broadcast Executive Vice President, Television and Radio Operations, adds responsibility for Journal's Boise cross-platform television and radio market.

Kiel added, "This realignment of several of our key executives should help us take advantage of opportunities in the Interactive and New Media space, while at the same time maintaining a strong focus in our core broadcast business."

Journal Broadcast Group owns and operates 36 radio stations and nine television stations in 12 states and operates two television stations under local marketing agreements. The broadcast business of Journal Communications Inc., Journal Broadcast Group is headquartered in Milwaukee. Journal Communications is a diversified media and communications company with operations in publishing, broadcasting, telecommunications and printing services.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements related to our 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 Journal Communications' most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Jim Thomas
VP Marketing/Journal Broadcast Group
414-967-5293
jthomas@journalbroadcastgroup.com

SOURCE: Journal Broadcast Group


"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Journal Communications, Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.