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Freedom Communications, Inc. is a media conglomerate
Media conglomerate
A media conglomerate, media group or media institution is a company that owns large numbers of companies in various mass media such as television, radio, publishing, movies, and the Internet...

 in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. It owns approximately 100 daily and weekly newspaper
Newspaper
A newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. It usually is printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007, there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a...

s in the US, with a combined daily circulation of nearly one million subscribers, and also operates over seventy local news websites. The broadcast division includes eight television stations, including five CBS
CBS
CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of...

 network affiliates, one CW Television Network
The CW Television Network
The CW Television Network is a television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006–2007 television season. It is a joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network , and Time Warner's Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB...

 affiliate, and two ABC
American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948...

 network affiliates. Freedom also publishes specialty magazines and custom-published products. It is headquartered in Irvine, California
Irvine, California
Irvine is a suburban incorporated city in Orange County, California, United States. It is a planned city, mainly developed by the Irvine Company since the 1960s. Formally incorporated on December 28, 1971, the city has a population of 212,375 as of the 2010 census. However, the California...

. Freedom Communications is the 12th largest media conglomerate in the United States.

Freedom's flagship
Flagship
A flagship is a vessel used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships, reflecting the custom of its commander, characteristically a flag officer, flying a distinguishing flag...

 newspaper is the Orange County Register, based in Santa Ana, California
Santa Ana, California
Santa Ana is the county seat and second most populous city in Orange County, California, and with a population of 324,528 at the 2010 census, Santa Ana is the 57th-most populous city in the United States....

 with a circulation of approximately 250,000. The Register has won three Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City...

s. The Registers website is the largest, most in-depth of Freedom's websites, drawing the most daily traffic and unique visitors of all of the local news sites. It received both high interest and criticism for the website's open forums, allowing visitors to openly comment on stories and features. Freedom had acquired substantial debt in 2004 when private-equity firms Blackstone Group
Blackstone Group
The Blackstone Group L.P. is an American-based alternative asset management and financial services company that specializes in private equity, real estate, and credit and marketable alternative investment strategies, as well as financial advisory services, such as mergers and acquisitions ,...

 and Providence Equity Partners
Providence Equity Partners
Providence Equity Partners is a global private equity investment firm focused on media, entertainment, communications and information investments...

 acquired a 40 percent share for about $460 million.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, August 31, 2009, that Freedom Communications was close to announcing a Chapter 11 reorganization. On September 1, 2009, they did, in fact, do so. The company left bankruptcy on April 30, 2010, under the ownership of investment firms Alden Global Capital, Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Angelo, Gordon & Co.
Angelo Gordon & Company is an American private equity firm focused on making distressed investments and a hedge fund sponsor. Within its hedge fund activities, Angelo Gordon focuses on a number of alternative investment strategies...

 and Luxor Capital Group. Lenders to the company also retained a stake in Freedom. The company announced on November 2, 2011 that it would sell its entire television division to Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group
The Sinclair Broadcast Group is an American telecommunications company that operates the largest number of local television stations in the United States. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, it owns a total of 57 stations across the country in 35 primarily small and medium markets, many of...

 in a move to eliminate the company's debt.

Leadership


Founder and chief executive officer R.C. Hoiles gained a one-third interest in his first newspaper (The Alliance Review in Ohio) sometime in the 1910s. He and his brother Frank bought many more local newspapers over the next several decades. In 1935 he moved his base of operations to Santa Ana, California
Santa Ana, California
Santa Ana is the county seat and second most populous city in Orange County, California, and with a population of 324,528 at the 2010 census, Santa Ana is the 57th-most populous city in the United States....

, and in 1950 he incorporated his syndicate as Freedom Newspapers, Inc. After Hoiles' death in 1970, he was succeeded as CEO by his son C.H. Hoiles (until 1981), and then by
  • D.R. Segal (1981–1992)
  • James N. Rosse (1992–1999)
  • Samuel C. Wolgemuth (1999–2002)
  • Alan Bell (2002–2006)
  • Scott N. Flanders (2006–2009)
  • Burl Osborne (2009–2010)
  • Mitchell Stern (2010–present)

Freedom Communications' self-proclaimed mission is "to advance human liberty." They publish articles on a "wide variety of topics and viewpoints," so long as they support what they consider "the two most important principles for a free country: individual liberty and the individual responsibility that entails."

Interactive


Freedom Interactive was formed in June 2006. This division, also headquartered in Irvine, California
Irvine, California
Irvine is a suburban incorporated city in Orange County, California, United States. It is a planned city, mainly developed by the Irvine Company since the 1960s. Formally incorporated on December 28, 1971, the city has a population of 212,375 as of the 2010 census. However, the California...

, is solely responsible for the online presence of Freedom's media properties. All interactive advertising, marketing, content, business development, finance, and technology management is centralized within this arm of the organization. Early partnerships with search giant Google
Google
Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program...

, user submitted calendar program Zvents, and employment site Monster.com
Monster.com
Monster.com is one of the largest employment websites in the world, owned and operated by Monster Worldwide, Inc. Monster is one of the 20 most visited websites out of 100 million worldwide, according to comScore Media Metrics...

 gained recognition for the newly formed interactive division in early 2007. Financially, Freedom Communications is an investor in USIS, the nation's largest investigative company for government-level security clearances.

Newspapers

  • Appeal-Democrat
    Appeal-Democrat
    The Appeal-Democrat is a daily broadsheet newspaper printed in Marysville, California, in the United States. It has an estimated circulation of 23,000 copies a day, primarily in Yuba and Sutter counties...

     of Marysville, California
    Marysville, California
    Marysville is the county seat of Yuba County, California, United States. The population was 12,072 at the 2010 census, down from 12,268 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Yuba City Metropolitan Statistical Area, often referred to as the Yuba-Sutter Area after the two counties, Yuba and...

  • The Brownsville Herald
    The Brownsville Herald
    -External links:* * * hosted by the ....

     of Brownsville, Texas
    Brownsville, Texas
    Brownsville is a city in the southernmost tip of the state of Texas, in the United States. It is located on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, directly north and across the border from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Brownsville is the 16th largest city in the state of Texas with a population of...

  • Clovis News Journal
    Clovis News Journal
    The Clovis News Journal is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Clovis in Curry County, New Mexico. It is one of three New Mexico newspapers owned by Freedom Communications. Daily circulation is about 8,697.-External links:**...

     of Clovis, New Mexico
    Clovis, New Mexico
    Clovis is the county seat of Curry County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 32,667 at the 2000 census; according to 2010 Census Bureau estimates, the population had risen to 37,775....

  • Colusa County Sun-Herald of Colusa, California
    Colusa, California
    Colusa is the county seat of Colusa County, California. The population was 5,971 at the 2010 census, up from 5,402 at the 2000 census.-Geography:...

  • Corning Observer of Corning, California
    Corning, California
    Corning is a city in Tehama County, California, two hours north of Sacramento and one half hour northwest of Chico California United States. The population was 7,663 at the 2010 census, up from 6,741 at the 2000 census....

  • The Daily News of Jacksonville, North Carolina
    Jacksonville, North Carolina
    Jacksonville, North Carolina, is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 United States census, the population stood at 70,145, which makes Jacksonville the 14th largest city in North Carolina...

  • Daily Press of Victorville, California
    Victorville, California
    Victorville is a city located in the Victor Valley of southwestern San Bernardino County, California. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 census, the city had a population of 115,903, up from 64,030 at the 2000 census.-Geography and climate:...

  • Desert Dispatch
    Desert Dispatch
    The Desert Dispatch is a newspaper in the town of Barstow, California, founded in 1910. It is owned by Freedom Communications, who bought the paper in 1995 in a swap with Thomson Newspapers....

     of Barstow, California
    Barstow, California
    Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The population was 22,639 at the 2010 census, up from 21,119 at the 2000 census. Barstow is located north of San Bernardino....

  • The Destin Log of Destin, Florida
    Destin, Florida
    Destin is a city located in Okaloosa County, Florida. It is a principal city of the Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.Located on Florida's Emerald Coast, Destin is known for its white beaches and emerald green waters...

  • The Free Press
    Kinston Free Press
    The Free Press is an award winning daily newspaper based in Kinston, North Carolina. It has served the city of Kinston and Lenoir County, North Carolina since 1882...

     of Kinston, North Carolina
    Kinston, North Carolina
    Kinston is a city in Lenoir County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 23,688 at the 2000 census. The population was estimated at 22,360 in 2008. It has been the county seat of Lenoir County since its formation in 1791 . Kinston is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks...

  • The Gaston Gazette
    The Gaston Gazette
    The Gaston Gazette is a newspaper based in Gastonia, North Carolina. The newspaper is owned by Freedom Communications, Inc.Its editorial position is generally conservative, and sometimes libertarian...

     of Gastonia, North Carolina
    Gastonia, North Carolina
    Gastonia is the largest city and county seat of Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. It is also the third largest suburb of the Charlotte Area, behind Concord and Rock Hill. The population was 71,226 as of Gastonia is the largest city and county seat of Gaston County, North Carolina,...

  • The Gazette
    The Gazette (Colorado Springs)
    The Gazette is a newspaper based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. It is published daily by Irvine, California-based Freedom Communications...

     of Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Colorado Springs is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and most populous city of El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Colorado Springs is located in South-Central Colorado, in the southern portion of the state. It is situated on Fountain Creek and is located south of the Colorado...

  • The Havelock News of Havelock, North Carolina
    Havelock, North Carolina
    Havelock is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 22,442 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 21,906 in 2006...

  • Hesperia Star of Hesperia, California
    Hesperia, California
    Hesperia is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. It is located in the Mojave Desert north of San Bernardino. The locals refer to the surrounding area as the High Desert...

  • Jacksonville Journal-Courier of Jacksonville, Illinois
    Jacksonville, Illinois
    Jacksonville is a city in Morgan County, Illinois, United States. The population was 18,940 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Morgan County....

  • Jones Post of Trenton, North Carolina
    Trenton, North Carolina
    Trenton is a town in Jones County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 201 in 2007. It is the county seat of Jones County.It is the 95th smallest by population in North Carolina...

  • The Lima News
    The Lima News
    The Lima News is a local daily newspaper aimed at residents from Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Putnam, Shelby and Van Wert counties in Ohio. The newspaper's headquarters are located in Lima, Ohio.-External links:* *...

     of Lima, Ohio
    Lima, Ohio
    Lima is a city in and the county seat of Allen County, Ohio, United States. The municipality is located in northwestern Ohio along Interstate 75 approximately north of Dayton and south-southwest of Toledo....

  • Lucerne Valley Leader of Lucerne Valley, California
    Lucerne Valley, California
    Lucerne Valley is a census-designated place located in the Mojave Desert of western San Bernardino County, California. It lies east of the Victor Valley, whose population nexus includes Victorville, Apple Valley, and Hesperia...

  • Mid Valley Town Crier of Weslaco, Texas
    Weslaco, Texas
    Weslaco is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 35,670 at the 2010 census. Weslaco derives its name from the W.E. Stewart Land Company...

  • The Monitor
    The Monitor (Texas)
    The Monitor is a newspaper in McAllen, Texas that covers Starr and Hidalgo counties. It circulates nearly 41,000 copies daily, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. It is owned by Freedom Communications....

     of McAllen, Texas
    McAllen, Texas
    McAllen is the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. It is located at the southern tip of Texas in an area known as the Rio Grande Valley and is part of the . Its southern boundary is located about five miles from the U.S.–Mexico border and the Mexican city of Reynosa, the Rio...

  • The News Herald
    The News Herald (Panama City)
    The News Herald is a daily newspaper serving the city of Panama City, Florida in the United States. It is located at 501 W. 11th St. in Panama City and is owned by Freedom Communications...

     of Panama City, Florida
    Panama City, Florida
    -Personal income:The median income for a household in the city was $31,572, and the median income for a family was $40,890. Males had a median income of $30,401 versus $21,431 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,830...

  • Northwest Florida Daily News
    Northwest Florida Daily News
    The Northwest Florida Daily News is a daily newspaper published in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. It was founded in 1946 and is one of 65 newspapers owned by Freedom Communications...

     of Fort Walton Beach, Florida
    Fort Walton Beach, Florida
    Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. As of 2005, the population estimate for Fort Walton Beach was 19,992, and as of 2010, the population estimate for Fort Walton Beach is 19,507 recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau...

  • Odessa American
    Odessa American
    The Odessa American is a newspaper based in Odessa, Texas, that serves Odessa as well as the rest of Ector County.The newspaper has daily editions and Sunday Editions ....

     of Odessa, Texas
    Odessa, Texas
    Odessa is a city in and the county seat of Ector County, Texas, United States. It is located primarily in Ector County, although a small portion of the city extends into Midland County. Odessa's population was 99,940 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Odessa, Texas Metropolitan...

  • The Orange County Register
    The Orange County Register
    The Orange County Register is a daily newspaper published in Santa Ana, California. The Register is the flagship publication of Freedom Communications, Inc., which publishes 28 daily newspapers, 23 weekly newspapers, Coast magazine, and several related Internet sites.The Register is notable for its...

     of Santa Ana, California
    Santa Ana, California
    Santa Ana is the county seat and second most populous city in Orange County, California, and with a population of 324,528 at the 2010 census, Santa Ana is the 57th-most populous city in the United States....

  • Orland Press-Register of Orland, California
    Orland, California
    Orland is a city in Glenn County, California. The population was 7,291 at the 2010 census, up from 6,281 at the 2000 census, making Orland the most populous city in Glenn County. Orland is located north of Willows, at an elevation of 259 feet . Interstate 5, passes west of the downtown area while...

  • Portales News-Tribune of Portales, New Mexico
    Portales, New Mexico
    Portales is a city in and the county seat of Roosevelt County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 11,131 at the 2000 census. Portales is located near the larger city of Clovis as well as Cannon Air Force Base, a major contributor to the economy of the region.Eastern New Mexico...

  • Porterville Recorder
    Porterville Recorder
    The Porterville Recorder is a daily newspaper in the town of Porterville, California. It is owned by Freedom Communications, who bought the paper in 1974....

     of Porterville, California
    Porterville, California
    Porterville is a city in the San Joaquin Valley, in Tulare County, California, United States. Porterville's population was 54,165 at the 2010 census. The city's population grew dramatically as the city annexed many properties and unincorporated areas in and around Porterville. Not included in the...

  • The Quay County Sun of Tucumcari, New Mexico
    Tucumcari, New Mexico
    Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 5,989 at the 2000 census. Tucumcari was founded in 1901, two years before Quay County was founded.-History:...

  • Sedalia Democrat
    Sedalia Democrat
    The Sedalia Democrat is a newspaper serving Sedalia, Missouri. It is published daily, and is owned by Freedom Communications.The Democrat was founded in 1868, and became part of the Freedom chain in 1995. Freedom reports that the Democrat's circulation is 13,200 for weekday editions, and 14,800 for...

     of Sedalia, Missouri
    Sedalia, Missouri
    Sedalia is a city located about south of the Missouri River in Pettis County, Missouri. U.S. Highway 50 and U.S. Highway 65 intersect in the city. As of 2006, the city had a total population of 20,669. It is the county seat of Pettis County. The Sedalia Micropolitan Statistical Area consists of...

  • The Shelby Star
    The Shelby Star
    The Shelby Star is a newspaper based in Shelby, North Carolina. The newspaper is owned by Freedom Communications, Inc.Its editorial position is generally conservative, and sometimes libertarian...

     of Shelby, North Carolina
    Shelby, North Carolina
    Shelby is a city in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 19,477 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Cleveland County.-Geography:Shelby is located at ....

  • The Star
    The Star (Florida)
    The Star is a weekly newspaper published in Port St. Joe, Florida. It is one of 65 newspapers owned by Freedom Communications.-External links:* **...

     of Port St. Joe, Florida
    Port St. Joe, Florida
    Port St. Joe is a city located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and State Road 71 in Gulf County, Florida, United States. As of 2007, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 3,579. The population was 3,644 as of the 2000 census. Port St. Joe became the county seat of Gulf County...

  • The Sun of Yuma, Arizona
    Yuma, Arizona
    Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. It is located in the southwestern corner of the state, and the population of the city was 77,515 at the 2000 census, with a 2008 Census Bureau estimated population of 90,041....

  • Sun Journal
    Sun Journal
    Sun Journal can refer to several newspapers:* Sun Journal of Lewiston, Maine.* Sun Journal of New Bern, North Carolina....

     of New Bern, North Carolina
    New Bern, North Carolina
    New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina with a population of 29,524 as of the 2010 census.. It is located at the confluence of the Trent and the Neuse rivers...

  • The Telegraph
    The Telegraph (Alton)
    The Telegraph is a newspaper that serves the St. Louis Metro-East. It was founded in 1836 as the Alton Telegraph by Lawson A. Parks.. It is published seven days a week and has an average daily circulation of 20,441. The paper is owned by Freedom Communications...

     of Alton, Illinois
    Alton, Illinois
    Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about north of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was 27,865 at the 2010 census. It is a part of the Metro-East region of the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area in Southern Illinois...

  • Times-News of Burlington, North Carolina
    Burlington, North Carolina
    Burlington is a city in Alamance and Guilford counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the principal city of the Burlington, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Alamance County, in which most of the city is located. The population was 49,963 at the 2010...

  • The Topsail Advertiser of Surf City, North Carolina
    Surf City, North Carolina
    Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 2,057 at the 2008 census. It is located on Topsail Island....

  • The Tribune of Seymour, Indiana
    Seymour, Indiana
    Seymour was the site of the World's First Train Robbery, committed by the local Reno Gang, on October 6, 1866 just east of town. The gang was put into prison for the robbery, and later hanged at Hangman's Crossing outside of town....

  • The Walton Sun of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
  • Willows Journal of Willows, California
    Willows, California
    Willows is the county seat of Glenn County, California. As the county seat, the city is a home to regional government offices, including the California Highway Patrol, California Department of Motor Vehicles and the United States Bureau of Reclamation...

  • Valley Morning Star
    Valley Morning Star
    Valley Morning Star, established in 1911, is a newspaper published out of Harlingen, Texas, United States. In 1938, The New York Times reported on a printer's strike at the newspaper that was organized by the Typographical Union. In 1951, the newspaper was bought by Raymond C. Hoiles.-External...

     of Harlingen, Texas
    Harlingen, Texas
    Harlingen is a city in Cameron County in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, United States, about from the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The city covers more than , and is the second largest city in Cameron County and the sixth largest in the Rio Grande Valley...


Television stations


All stations are in the process of being acquired by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group
The Sinclair Broadcast Group is an American telecommunications company that operates the largest number of local television stations in the United States. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, it owns a total of 57 stations across the country in 35 primarily small and medium markets, many of...

, pending Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency of the United States government, created, Congressional statute , and with the majority of its commissioners appointed by the current President. The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the...

 (FCC) and United States Department of Justice
United States Department of Justice
The United States Department of Justice , is the United States federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries.The Department is led by the Attorney General, who is nominated...

 (DOJ) approval.
Current DMA
Media market
A media market, broadcast market, media region, designated market area , Television Market Area , or simply market is a region where the population can receive the same television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet content...

 #
Market Station Channel (DT) Affiliation Acquired Notes
38. West Palm Beach, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
West Palm Beach, is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and is the most populous city in and county seat of Palm Beach County, the third most populous county in Florida with a 2010 population of 1,320,134. The city is also the oldest incorporated municipality in South Florida...

WPEC
WPEC
WPEC is the CBS-affiliated television station for the Gold and Treasure Coasts of South Florida. Licensed to West Palm Beach, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 13 from a transmitter in Lake Worth along U.S. 441/SR 7. The station is the flagship of Freedom Communications...

12 (13) CBS
CBS
CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of...

1996 Freedom's flagship station
39. Kalamazoo, Michigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan
The area on which the modern city stands was once home to Native Americans of the Hopewell culture, who migrated into the area sometime before the first millennium. Evidence of their early residency remains in the form of a small mound in downtown's Bronson Park. The Hopewell civilization began to...

WWMT
WWMT
WWMT is the CBS-affiliated television station for West Michigan licensed to Kalamazoo. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 8 from a transmitter on Chief Noonday Road/M-179, northwest of Yankee Springs Township, along the Barry and Allegan County line. The station can also...

3 (8) CBS
CBS
CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of...

1998 The CW
The CW Television Network
The CW Television Network is a television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006–2007 television season. It is a joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network , and Time Warner's Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB...

 on DT2
56. Albany
Albany, New York
Albany is the capital city of the U.S. state of New York, the seat of Albany County, and the central city of New York's Capital District. Roughly north of New York City, Albany sits on the west bank of the Hudson River, about south of its confluence with the Mohawk River...

/Schenectady, New York
Schenectady, New York
Schenectady is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 66,135...

WRGB
WRGB
WRGB, channel 6, is a television station located in Schenectady, New York, USA. WRGB is owned by Freedom Communications, and is the CBS affiliate for the Albany-Schenectady-Troy television market...

6 (6) CBS
CBS
CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of...

1986 This TV
This TV
This TV is a United States general entertainment television network, with a large emphasis in its programming on movies....

 on DT2
WCWN
WCWN
WCWN is the CW-affiliated television station for New York State's Capital District and Western New England. Licensed to Schenectady, New York, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 43 from a transmitter southwest of New Scotland's Voorheesville section...

45 (43) The CW
The CW Television Network
The CW Television Network is a television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006–2007 television season. It is a joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network , and Time Warner's Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB...

2006 Operated by WRGB
Universal Sports
Universal Sports
Universal Sports is an American television network that airs various sports, primarily those contested in the Olympic Games, including swimming, gymnastics, cycling, track and field, figure skating, skiing, bobsledding and triathlon.-Programming:...

 on DT2
86. Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chattanooga is the fourth-largest city in the US state of Tennessee , with a population of 169,887. It is the seat of Hamilton County...

WTVC
WTVC
WTVC is the ABC television affiliate in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 9 from a transmitter on Signal Mountain in the community of Walden...

9 (9) ABC
American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948...

1983 This TV
This TV
This TV is a United States general entertainment television network, with a large emphasis in its programming on movies....

 on DT2
112. Lansing, Michigan
Lansing, Michigan
Lansing is the capital of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located mostly in Ingham County, although small portions of the city extend into Eaton County. The 2010 Census places the city's population at 114,297, making it the fifth largest city in Michigan...

WLAJ
WLAJ
WLAJ is the ABC-affiliated television station for Central Michigan that is licensed to Lansing. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 51 from a transmitter northeast of Tompkins Township on the Jackson and Ingham County line. Owned by Freedom Communications, the station has...

53 (51) ABC
American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948...

1998 Operated by WWMT
The CW
The CW Television Network
The CW Television Network is a television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006–2007 television season. It is a joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network , and Time Warner's Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB...

 on DT2
140. Medford, Oregon
Medford, Oregon
Medford is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2010 US Census, the city had a total population of 74,907 and a metropolitan area population of 207,010, making the Medford MSA the 4th largest metro area in Oregon...

KTVL
KTVL
KTVL, channel 10 is a CBS television affiliate based in Medford, Oregon and broadcasts from a transmitter high atop Mount Ashland, 15 miles south of the city. The station covers eight counties in southern Oregon and northern California. The studios are located on Rossanley Drive in northwest...

10 (10) CBS
CBS
CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of...

1981 Freedom's first broadcast property
The CW
The CW Television Network
The CW Television Network is a television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006–2007 television season. It is a joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network , and Time Warner's Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB...

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141. Beaumont, Texas
Beaumont, Texas
Beaumont is a city in and county seat of Jefferson County, Texas, United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city's population was 118,296 at the 2010 census. With Port Arthur and Orange, it forms the Golden Triangle, a major industrial area on the...

KFDM 6 (21) CBS
CBS
CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of...

1983 The CW
The CW Television Network
The CW Television Network is a television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006–2007 television season. It is a joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network , and Time Warner's Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB...

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