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Gannett Enters Agreement with Grand Canyon Television

ARLINGTON, Va. — Gannett Co., Inc. has entered into an agreement with Grand Canyon Television Co., Inc., to acquire KNAZ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Flagstaff, Ariz., and KMOH-TV, the WB affiliate in Kingman, Ariz. The transaction is subject to FCC approval.

The announcement was made by Cecil L. Walker, president and CEO, Gannett Broadcasting.

Upon completion of this transaction, Gannett Broadcasting would consist of 18 television stations reaching 16 percent of the U.S. television homes.

Gannett Broadcasting’s television stations are: W*USA (CBS-Washington, DC); WXIA (NBC-Atlanta); WKYC (NBC-Cleveland); KARE (NBC-Minneapolis); WTSP (CBS-Tampa); KPNX (NBC-Phoenix); K*USA (NBC-Denver); KSDK (NBC-St. Louis); WLWT (NBC-Cincinnati); KOCO (ABC-Oklahoma City); WFMY (CBS-Greensboro); WTLV (NBC-Jacksonville); KTHV (CBS-Little Rock); WBIR (NBC-Knoxville); KVUE (ABC-Austin) and WMAZ (CBS-Macon). Gannett Broadcasting also includes cable operations in five states, alarm security services and five radio stations.

In addition to its broadcasting operations, Gannett publishes 92 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine.