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Gannett Completes Agreement with Grand Canyon Television

Tuesday, May 27, 1997

ARLINGTON, Va. — Cecil L. Walker, president and CEO of Gannett Broadcasting, announced today that Gannett has concluded the transaction with Grand Canyon Television Co., Inc. to acquire KNAZ-TV (NBC-Flagstaff) and KMOH-TV (WB-Kingman).

With the completion of this transaction, Gannett Broadcasting consists of 18 stations reaching 16 percent of the U.S. television homes.

Gannett Broadcasting’s television stations are: WUSA (CBS-Washington, DC); WXIA (NBC-Atlanta); WKYC (NBC-Cleveland); KARE (NBC-Minneapolis/St Paul); WTSP (CBS-Tampa); KPNX (NBC-Phoenix); KNAZ (NBC-Flagstaff); KMOH (WB-Kingman); KUSA (NBC-Denver); KSDK (NBC-St. Louis); WZZM (ABC-Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek); WGRZ (NBC-Buffalo); WFMY (CBS-Greensboro); WTLV (NBC-Jacksonville); KTHV (CBS-Little Rock); WBIR (NBC-Knoxville); KVUE (ABC-Austin) and WMAZ (CBS-Macon). Gannett Broadcasting also consists of cable operations in five states, alarm security services, and five radio stations.

In addition to its broadcasting operations, Gannett publishes 90 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY and USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine.