Ackerley Group

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The Ackerley Group was an American media company that owned several television stations (mainly in New York State, California, as well as one in Fairbanks) that was taken over by Clear Channel Communications[1] in 2001. Its chairman was Seattle-based businessman Barry Ackerley.

Stations list (incomplete)[edit]

City of License / Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Years Owned Current Ownership Status
Fairbanks, Alaska KTVF 11 (26) 1999-2002 NBC affiliate owned by Chena Broadcasting, LLC
(Operated through a LMA by Tanara Valley Broadcasting Company)
Bakersfield, California KGET-TV 17 (25) 1984-2002 NBC affiliate owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Eureka, California KVIQ 6
(now 17 (17))
1999-2002 CBS affiliate owned by Frontier Radio Management
Fresno, California KJEO/KGPE 47 (34) 2000-2002 CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Salinas - Monterey KCBA 35 (13) 1986-2000 1 Fox affiliate owned by Seal Rock Broadcasters, LLC
(Operated through a LMA by Entravision Communications)
KION 46 (32) 2000-2002 2 CBS affiliate owned by News-Press & Gazette Company
Santa Maria - Santa Barbara - San Luis Obispo KCOY-TV 12 (19) 1999-2002 CBS affiliate owned by Cowles Publishing Company
(Operated through a LMA by News-Press & Gazette Company)
Santa Rosa - San Francisco - Oakland KFTY 50 (32) 1996-2002 Azteca América affiliate, KEMO-TV, owned by Una Vez Más Holdings, LLC
Colorado Springs - Pueblo, Colorado KKTV 11 (49) 1983-1999 CBS affiliate owned by Gray Television
Binghamton, New York WIVT 34 (34) 1997-2002 ABC affiliate owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group
WBGH-LP/CA 20 2000-2002 NBC affiliate owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Elmira, New York WETM-TV 18 (18) 3 NBC affiliate owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Rochester, New York WOKR 13 (13) 1999-2002 ABC affiliate, WHAM-TV, owned by Deerfield Media
(Operated through a LMA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Syracuse, New York WIXT-TV 9 (17) 1982-2002 ABC affiliate, WSYR-TV, owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Utica, New York WUTR 20 (30) 1997-2002 ABC affiliate owned by Mission Broadcasting
(Operated through a LMA by Nexstar Broadcasting Group)
Watertown, New York WWTI 50 (21) 2000-2002 ABC affiliate owned by Nexstar Broadcasting Group
Eugene - Springfield, Oregon KMTR 16 (17) 1999-2002 NBC affiliate owned by Roberts Media, LLC
(Operated through a LMA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Bellingham, Washington-Vancouver, British Columbia
(Bellingham is nominally in the Seattle market)
KVOS-TV 12 (35) 1987-2002 Me-TV affiliate owned by OTA Broadcasting, LLC

Notes:

  • 1 Divested following purchase of KION, Ackerley continued to operate station after divestiture until the merger with Clear Channel in 2002.
  • 2 Operated by Ackerley from 1994 until purchased outright by Ackerley in 2000.
  • 3 Ackerley never owned this station directly but did operate it through a time brokerage agreement from 2000 until the merger with Clear Channel in 2002.

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