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Media General, Inc. Template:Nyse is a media company based in the Southeastern United States. Its major properties include newspapers such as The Tampa Tribune, the Winston-Salem Journal, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, as well as numerous television stations.

The company was originally called Richmond Newspapers until 1969, when it was renamed "Media General", as the company's media properties grew and diversified.

In 1982 the company acquired The William B. Tanner Company(previously known as Pepper-Tannner) a commercial radio jingle production company headquartered in Memphis which competed with Dallas-based TM Productions,Century 21 Productions,JAM Creative Productions and PAMS. It was later divested in 1988.

Media General's newspaper operations originate from Richmond, Virginia, while its television operations are based in Tampa, Florida, its largest market (#12).

Many of the television stations have a similar branding, similar slogans, and a similar appearance.

This chain is not associated with the similar sounding Media News Group.

Major AssetsEdit

TV StationsEdit

  • Here's a listing of television stations in Media General's ownership.
Current DMA# Market Station ... Channel Number Acquired Current Affiliation Notes
12. Tampa - St. Petersburg WFLA-TV 8 1966 NBC Acquired as the company's flagship station.
29. Raleigh - Durham - Fayetteville WNCN 17 2006 NBC One of four stations acquired from NBC Universal.
32. Columbus WCMH-TV 4 2006 NBC One of four stations acquired from NBC Universal.
36. Greenville - Spartanburg - Asheville - Anderson WSPA-TV 7 2000 CBS Part of a group of stations acquired from Spartan Radiocasting.
WNEG-TV 32 2000 CBS Part of a group of stations acquired from Spartan Radiocasting; associated with WSPA-TV. Also serves the eastern part of the Atlanta market.
WYCW 62 2001 CW Controlled by WSPA through a local marketing agreement from 1996 to 2001. Was a UPN affiliate until September 2006. Was WASV until April 2006.
40. Birmingham - Anniston - Tuscaloosa WVTM-TV 13 2006 NBC One of four stations acquired from NBC Universal.
50. Jacksonville WCWJ 17 1982 CW Acquired from Ziff Davis in October of 1982. Was a WB affiliate until September 2006. Was WJWB until May 2006.
51. Providence - New Bedford WJAR 10 2006 NBC One of four stations acquired from NBC Universal.
59. Mobile - Pensacola WKRG-TV 5 2000 CBS Part of a group of stations acquired from Spartan Radiocasting.
63. Lexington WTVQ-TV 36 1997 ABC Part of a group of stations acquired from Park Communications owned by Roy H. Park.
68. Roanoke - Lynchburg WSLS-TV 10 1997 NBC Part of a group of stations acquired from Park Communications owned by Roy H. Park.
87. Jackson WJTV 12 2000 CBS Acquired in a trade that sent Richmond CBS affiliate WTVR-TV to Raycom Media. [1] [2]
92. Tri-Cities (TN / VA) WJHL-TV 11 1997 CBS Part of a group of stations acquired from Park Communications owned by Roy H. Park.
97. Savannah WSAV-TV 3 1997 NBC;
MNTV (Digital only)
Acquired in a trade that sent Richmond CBS affiliate WTVR-TV to Raycom Media.
100. Charleston WCBD-TV 2 1983 NBC;
CW (Digital only)
Originally an ABC affiliate until 1996.
105. Myrtle Beach - Florence WBTW-TV 13 2000 CBS;
MNTV (Digital only)
Part of a group of stations acquired from Spartan Radiocasting.
107. Greenville - New Bern - Washington WNCT-TV 9 1997 CBS;
CW (Digital only)
Part of a group of stations acquired from Park Communications owned by Roy H. Park.
114. Augusta WJBF 6 2000 ABC Part of a group of stations acquired from Spartan Radiocasting.
128. Columbus WRBL 3 2000 CBS Part of a group of stations acquired from Spartan Radiocasting.
156. Panama City WMBB 13 2000 ABC Part of a group of stations acquired from Spartan Radiocasting.
165. Hattiesburg - Laurel WHLT 22 2000 CBS Acquired in a trade that sent Richmond CBS affiliate WTVR-TV to Raycom Media. Serves as a satellite station for WJTV.
179. Alexandria KALB-TV 5 1997 NBC Part of a group of stations acquired from Park Communications owned by Roy H. Park.

NewspapersEdit

Major NewspapersEdit

Community NewspapersEdit

AlabamaEdit
FloridaEdit
North CarolinaEdit
  • The (Eden) Daily News
  • Hickory Daily Record
  • (Concord & Kannapolis) Independent Tribune
  • The (Marion) McDowell News
  • The (Madison) Messenger
  • The (Morganton) News Herald
  • The Reidsville Review
  • Statesville Record & Landmark
South CarolinaEdit
  • The Morning News (Florence) Daily Newspaper for Florence and The Grand Strand
  • The News and Post (Lake City) Weekly
  • The Marion Star (Marion) Weekly
  • The Weekly Observer (Hemingway) Weekly
VirginiaEdit
  • Midlothian Exchange
  • Mechanicsville Local
  • Goochland Gazette
  • Bristol Herald Courier
  • Culpeper Star-Exponent
  • The (Charlottesville) Daily Progress
  • Danville Register & Bee
  • Manassas Journal Messenger
  • The (Lynchburg) News & Advance
  • The (Waynesboro) News Virginian
  • Potomac (Woodbridge) News
  • Richlands News-Press/Clinch Valley News

Other AssetsEdit

External linksEdit

Credit and categoriesEdit

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