DES MOINES, Iowa, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Meredith Corporation
(NYSE: MDP) announced today it has finalized the sale of KFXO-LP, its
low-power FOX affiliate in Bend, OR, to NPG of Oregon, Inc. NPG is a wholly-
owned subsidiary of News-Press & Gazette Company, and owner of KTVZ(TV), the
NBC affiliate in Bend. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The transaction
will not have a material financial effect.
KFXO-LP is commonly referred to as Fox Central Oregon. Meredith acquired
the station in 1997. Just last year, KFXO-LP added the only 10:00 p.m.
newscast in the market.
"The decision to sell KFXO supports our strategy to focus on larger
markets, as well as markets where we have or can create duopolies," said
Meredith Broadcasting Group President Paul Karpowicz. "We thank our
hardworking KFXO employees for their dedication over the past decade."
About Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation (http://www.meredith.com) is one of the nation's
leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine
and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and
interactive media. Meredith owns or operates 13 television stations that reach
nearly 10 percent of television households across the country and one radio
station: WGCL-TV (CBS), Atlanta; KPHO-TV (CBS), Phoenix; KPDX-TV (UPN),
Portland, OR; KPTV (FOX), Portland, OR; WFSB-TV (CBS), Hartford-New Haven, CT;
WSMV-TV (NBC) Nashville, TN; KCTV (CBS), Kansas City, MO; KSMO (WB), Kansas
City, MO; WHNS-TV (FOX), Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC-Asheville, NC;
WNEM-TV (CBS), Flint-Saginaw, MI; KVVU-TV (FOX), Las Vegas, NV; WFLI-TV (WB)
Chattanooga, TN; and WSHM, (CBS), Springfield, MA and radio station WNEM-AM in
Saginaw-Bay City, MI.
SOURCE Meredith Corporation
CONTACT: Jen Harken of Meredith Corporation,
Web site: http://www.meredith.com