Calkins Media

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Calkins Media, Inc. was a media company. Established in 1937, Calkins Media brands included daily newspapers and digital sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a weekly newspaper in South Dade, Fla., and broadcast stations located in Huntsville, Ala., Tallahassee and Sarasota, Fla. Corporate and digital headquarters were located in Bucks County, Pa.

In 2016, Raycom Media agreed to purchase Calkins Media's three television stations. A sale of WAAY-TV to Raycom affiliate American Spirit Media was blocked by the Department of Justice due to Raycom's ownership of WAFF. Raycom closed on the purchase of WWSB and WTXL-TV on May 1, 2017, while WAAY-TV was instead sold to Heartland Media.[1]

In 2017, GateHouse Media and Ogden Newspapers agreed to terms to purchase Calkins Media's newspaper assets.[2][3]

Former Calkins Media assets[edit]


Television stations[edit]

Stations arranged alphabetically by state and by city of license.

City of license / Market Station Channel
Years owned Current ownership status
Huntsville, Alabama WAAY-TV 31 (32) 2007–2017 ABC affiliate owned by Heartland Media
Sarasota, Florida 1 WWSB 40 (24) 1986–2017 ABC affiliate owned by Gray Television
Tallahassee, Florida WTXL-TV 27 (27) 2005–2017 ABC affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company


  • 1 The station is licensed to Sarasota, which is part of the Tampa market. However, WWSB does not serve all of the Tampa/St. Petersburg area as the ABC affiliate (WFTS serves the Tampa metro area, WWSB serves the southern portion of the market). The station also serves portions of the Fort Myers market.


  1. ^ "Raycom Closes On WWSB And WTXL". May 1, 2017. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  2. ^ Staff (19 June 2017). "GateHouse Media agrees to buy Courier Times, other Calkins properties". Buck County Courier Times. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  3. ^ Hebbard, D. B. (2017-06-19). "Calkins Media sells its newspaper properties to Ogden Newspapers and GateHouse Media". Talking New Media. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  4. ^ The Bucks County Courier Times is a sister paper of The Intelligencer and the Burlington County Times.