Another interesting development from the Orange County Register-Aaron Kushner end. On Tuesday, parent company Freedom Communications closed a deal to acquire Newport Beach-based Churm Media, publishers of free monthly magazine OC Metro and other similar print publications.

From this morning’s report by Ann Marie Milbourn:

“Steve Churm and the entire Churm Media team have done a fabulous job over multiple decades building a wealth of relationships and a portfolio of publications, websites, events and services that are robust, engaging and invaluable for Orange County,” said Kushner…

Added Churm: “This acquisition will significantly enhance the foundation we’ve built with readers and advertisers and help us reach our full growth potential. It’s a tremendous opportunity and we can’t wait to get started.”

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