Santa Maria Sun / News
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 29
KCOY and KKFX will see more changes in ownership
By AMY ASMAN
On Sept. 23, News-Press & Gazette Company announced, pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission, the purchase of KKFX/FOX11 in San Luis Obispo and the CBS and Telemundo news affiliates in Monterey from Cowles California Media Company.
The two companies have also agreed to co-own KCOY-TV, the CBS news affiliate in Santa Maria. According to a press release, News-Press & Gazette Company will provide KCOY with operating assistance, including news, office, engineering, and sales support services. Cowles Media will continue to oversee general management, programming, and sales management.
The sale and merger are expected to close by the end of this month.
News-Press & Gazette Company is a private, family-owned company based in in St. Joseph, Mo. In addition to owning the St. Joseph News-Press, the company also operates television stations in 10 midwestern and western markets.
KCOY General Manager Kevin Harlan confirmed the sale to the Sun, but declined to comment further. NPG Broadcasting President John Kueneke and Cowles California Media Company President Paul Dughi couldn’t be reached as of press time.
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