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Quincy Buys Three Stations from Granite, One From Malara

quincyQuincy Newspapers has announced it is adding nine stations in four markets by buying five stations outright and agreeing to provide operating services to four more.

From Granite Broadcasting, Quincy will buy NBC affiliate WEEK in Peoria, IL, NBC/MyTV affiliate KBJR and its satellite KRII in Duluth, MN/Superior, WI, and CBS/CW affiliate WBNG in Binghamton, NY. Quincy is buying ABC/CW affiliate WPTA in Ft. Wayne, IN, from Malara Broadcasting.

Quincy will also provide operating services to Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s ABC/CW affiliate WHOI and Four Seasons Broadcasting’s WAOE in Peoria, IL, as well as SagamoreHill Broadcasting’s newly acquired stations NBC/MyTV affiliate WISE in Ft. Wayne, IN, and CBS/CW affiliate KDLH in Duluth, MN. Read more

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Veteran Duluth Sportscaster Tom Hansen Announces Resignation From KBJR-KRII

KBJR-KRII sports director Tom Hansen has announced his resignation after 22 years at the Duluth stations.

“I love this job. Always have, always will. But I love my family more,” Hansen said in announcing his resignation (video above). “I want to be a better husband and father.”

“Tom has truly been Mr. Sports for the past 20 years in this market,” KBJR-KRII vice president David Jensch told the Duluth News Tribune. “He’s been a great local connection to college and high school teams and players and coaches. A lot of young people have grown up watching Tom Hansen cover them. I can’t tell you how many athletes have talked to us about the connection to Tom Hansen that they have.”

Hansen is joining the university relations department at University of Wisconsin-Superior. His last day will be March 22.