Evening Post Industries

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Evening Post Industries
Private
IndustryNewspapers
FateTelevision stations acquired by the E. W. Scripps Company
Founded1896; 123 years ago (1896)
HeadquartersCharleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Area served
United States (Nationwide)
Key people
Pierre Manigault, Chairman
John Barnwell, President and CEO
SubsidiariesCordillera Communications (defunct)
Websitewww.eveningpostindustries.com

Evening Post Industries is a privately held American media company, based in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. It has been led by four generations of the Manigault family.

On August 6, 2013, the company changed its name from the Evening Post Publishing Company to Evening Post Industries. In a press release, CEO John Barnwell stated, “The name change better reflects our existing diversified holdings and ongoing acquisition strategy in beyond media, while keeping the legacy value of Evening Post." [1]

In addition to The Post and Courier of Charleston, the South's oldest daily newspaper, the company owns six other newspapers in South Carolina, including the Aiken Standard. Other holdings include Cordillera Communications' 13 television stations, White Oak Forestry Company, and a marketing agency, Clear Night Group.

History[edit]

The Evening Post Publishing Company was formed by rice planter Arthur Manigault in 1896 to acquire The Evening Post, Charleston's then-ailing afternoon newspaper.[2][3] Manigault's son Robert became publisher in 1924. Two years later, he bought Charleston's morning paper, The News & Courier[2]–the oldest daily newspaper in the South.

The company launched an international syndication arm, Editors Press Service, in 1933.

Robert's brother Edward took over in 1945 after Robert's death; he was in turn succeeded by his son Peter.[2] Peter's son, Pierre, inherited the company upon Peter's death in 2004.

In 2004, the Evening Post Publishing Company sold Editors Press Service to the Universal Press Syndicate, which renamed it Atlantic Syndication.[4]

The company also owned the Buenos Aires Herald in Argentina, Latin America's oldest English language newspaper, until 2007.[5][6]

It was announced on October 29, 2018 that Cordillera Communications had entered into a deal with the E. W. Scripps Company for Scripps to purchase all but one TV station, the Tucson, Arizona station, from Cordillera. The deal is expected to close in Q1 of 2019.[7]

Evening Post Industries Properties[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

Formerly-owned television stations[edit]

Evening Post's broadcasting division was called Cordillera Communications. The licensees have different names (most of which bear the station call letters, current, former (as in the case of KBZK's owners being KCTZ Communications (former call letters), or parent (repeaters only): KOAA (Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) Communications) does not, however). Cordillera Communications is a holding company headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

On October 29, 2018, it was announced that the E. W. Scripps Company would acquire 15 of the 16 Cordillera stations, with Quincy Media acquiring KVOA due to Scripps already owning KGUN-TV.[8] The sale was approved by the FCC on April 5, 2019.[9] The transaction was completed on May 1.[10]

Stations are arranged alphabetically by state and by city of license.

City of license / Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Years owned Current ownership status
Tucson, Arizona KVOA 4 (23) 1993–2019 NBC affiliate owned by Quincy Media
San Luis Obispo, California KSBY 6 (15) 2004–2019 NBC affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
Pueblo - Colorado Springs, Colorado KOAA-TV 5 (42) 1977–2019 NBC affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
Nampa - Boise, Idaho KIVI-TV 6 (24) 1981–2002 ABC affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
Lexington, Kentucky WLEX-TV 18 (39) 1999–2019 NBC affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
Lafayette, Louisiana KATC 3 (28) 1995–2019 ABC affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
Billings, Montana KTVQ 2 (10) 1994–2019 CBS affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
Butte, Montana KXLF-TV 4 (5) 1986–2019 CBS affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
Bozeman, Montana KBZK
(Satellite of KXLF)
7 (7) 1993–2019 CBS affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
Great Falls, Montana KRTV 3 (7) 1986–2019 CBS affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
KTGF-LD
(Satellite of KTVH)
50 (19) 2015–2019 NBC affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
Helena, Montana KXLH-LD
(Satellite of KRTV)
9 (9) 1995–2019 CBS affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
KTVH-DT 12 (12) 2015–2019 NBC affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
Missoula, Montana KPAX-TV 8 (7) 1986–2019 CBS affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
Kalispell, Montana KAJJ-CD
(Satellite of KPAX)
18 (39) 1988–2019 CBS affiliate to be owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
Corpus Christi, Texas KRIS-TV 6 (13) 1998–2019 NBC affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
KZTV 10 (10) 1 CBS affiliate owned by SagamoreHill Broadcasting
(To be operated under a SSA by the E. W. Scripps Company)
K22JA-D 47 (22) 1998–2019 Telemundo affiliate owned by the E. W. Scripps Company
El Paso, Texas KDBC-TV 4 (18) 1974–1986 CBS affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group

Notes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evening Post Name Change Signifies Growth and Diversification - Press Releases - Evening Post Industries". eveningpostindustries.com. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Evening Post Industries History," Evening Post Industries official website. Accessed Jan. 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Company timeline
  4. ^ Gardner, Alan. "Atlantic Syndication Combines with Universal Uclick". The Daily Cartoonist. April 7, 2010.
  5. ^ http://www.buenosairesherald.com/about.jsp#1998
  6. ^ (in Spanish) http://www.buenosairesherald.com/argentina/note.jsp?idContent=449785
  7. ^ National, Scripps. "The E.W. Scripps Company buys more television stations, bringing total to 51". FOX 47. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Cordillera announces sale of stations to Scripps, Quincy". KRISTV.com. 29 October 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  9. ^ FCC OKs Scripps Purchase of Cordillera Stations, Broadcasting & Cable, 5 April 2019, Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Scripps Closes Its Acquision of 15 Television Stations from Cordillera Communications", E. W. Scripps Company, 1 May 2019, Retrieved 1 May 2019.

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