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Former Eugene Meteorologist Takes a Swing at Sinclair, the FCC and KMTR - Posted June 12, 2013
Joseph Calbreath, retired meteorologist for Eugene, OR, NBC affiliate KMTR, is not being shy about giving viewers his take on Fisher Communic... [TVSpy]

Advertisers Wary of KMTR After Reported Layoffs - Posted June 7, 2013
What KMTR called "operational and organizational changes" earlier in the week, some employees of the Eugene, OR, NBC affiliate are now calling a "bloodbath," ... [TVSpy]

Layoffs Possible After Sale Of KMTR - Posted June 4, 2013
With Fisher Communications taking over at KMTR in Eugene, Ore., "operational and staff" changes are on the way, the Register-Guard reports... [TVSpy]

Fisher Communications TV Revenue Up 12% - Posted May 3, 2013
Fisher Communications' total television net revenue was $32.6 million in the first quarter of 2013. The 12% increase on the year-ago quarter was attributed to strong growth in the automotive, financial services and retail categories The station group, which Sinclair Broadcast Group is ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair CEO: More Acquisitions Planned - Posted April 12, 2013
As we told you yesterday, Sinclair Broadcast Group is paying $373 million for Fisher Communications, the Seattle-based owner of 20 television stations ... [TVSpy]

Sinclair Broadcast Group to Acquire Fisher Communications for $373M - Posted April 11, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group is buying Fisher Communications for $373.3 million, the two companies announced Thursday. Fisher owns 20 television stations in eight markets, reaching 3.9% of U.S. TV households (full list is after the jump). The transaction also includes three radio stations in Seattle. As part of the terms of ... [TVSpy]

Fisher Communications Considering Sale - Posted January 10, 2013
Fisher Communications is exploring "potential strategic alternatives," including a sale, the company announced Thursday. "The Company has not made a decision to pursue any specific strategic transaction or any other strategic alternative, and there is no set timetable for the strategic review pro... [TVSpy]

Fisher TV Revenue Increases +13% in Third Quarter - Posted November 1, 2012
Fisher Communications reported television segment revenue of $36.4 million on Thursday, an increase of +13% from $30.5 million in the third quarter of 2011. The company reported a +285% increase in political ad revenue -- $6.3 million for Q3 2012 compared to $947,000 for Q3 2011. Net television revenue, excluding political re... [SocialTimes.com]

Fisher TV Revenue Increases 13% in Third Quarter - Posted November 1, 2012
Fisher Communications reported television segment revenue of $36.4 million on Thursday, an increase of +13% from $30.5 million in the third quarter of 2011. The company reported a +285% increase in political ad revenue -- $6.3 million for Q3 2012 compared to $947,000 for Q3 2011. Net television revenue, excluding political re... [TVSpy]

Fisher Communications TV Revenue Flat in Q1 - Posted May 3, 2012
Fisher Communications brought in $29.2 million in television revenue in the first quarter of 2012, essentially flat compared to the $29.1 million in the first quarter of 2011. Television revenue declined due to lower national advertising revenue in the pharmaceutical, financial services and tourism categories, according to th... [TVSpy]

KVAL Anchor to Take Over KCBY Evening News - Posted February 21, 2012
The KCBY evening news will be anchored by David Walker from the KVAL studios, beginning March 12th, as longtime KCBY reporter and anc... [TVSpy]

Fisher Communications Adds Pulp to KATU Website - Posted August 12, 2011
Fisher Communications is expanding Pulp, its local culture brand, to Portland. Earlier this summer, Fisher launched Seattle Pulp as a complement to KOMO's ... [TVSpy]

Fisher Communications Staves Off Board Takeover - Posted May 20, 2011
Fisher Communications has staved off an insurrection on its board. The company, which owns 20 stations in 10 western markets, announced the final voting results from its recent shareholders' meeting and a dissident group of investors, backed ... [SocialTimes.com]

Fisher Defends Against Hedge Fund Takeover, Potential Sale - Posted April 13, 2011
There is a nasty fight brewing among Fisher Communications investors as the company appears to be on the brink of being sold. Officials at Fisher, which owns 20 stations along the west coast including Seattle's KOMO, sent a l... [TVSpy]

Fisher Communications Considers Sale of Seattle HQ - Posted March 23, 2011
Fisher Communications, which operates 20 stations in 10 markets along the west coast, is considering selling its headquarters near downtown Seattle (right). The 300,000-square-foot complex is located across the street from the city's iconic Space Neadle. According ... [TVSpy]

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