Schurz Communications

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Schurz Communications is a South Bend, Indiana-based newspaper and broadband media group.

In September 2015, Schurz announced it was selling its TV and radio stations to Gray Television.[1] Gray then resold Schurz's radio stations to three different buyers upon completion of its purchase of the Schurz broadcasting unit.[2]

Current properties[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

Broadband systems[edit]

Schurz Communications' old logo

Former properties[edit]

Television[edit]

  • (**) – Indicates that it was built and signed on by Schurz.
City of license / market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Years owned Current ownership status
Anchorage, Alaska KTUU-TV 2 (10) 2008–2016 NBC affiliate owned by Gray Television
Augusta, Georgia WAGT 26 (30) 1980–2016 1 defunct, License cancelled in 2017.
(Intellectual unit and NBC programming transferred to a Gray-owned license and renamed WAGT-CD.)
South Bend, Indiana WSBT-TV ** 22 (22) 1952–2016 CBS affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Hutchinson - Wichita, KS KWCH-DT 12 (19) 2006–2016 CBS affiliate owned by Gray Television
KSCW-DT 33 (12) 2007–2016 The CW affiliate owned by Gray Television
KDCU-DT 31 (31) 2 Univision affiliate owned by Entravision Communications
(Operated through a JSA by Gray Television)
Ensign, Kansas KBSD-DT
(satellite of KWCH-DT)
6 (6) 2006–2016 CBS affiliate owned by Gray Television
Goodland, Kansas KBSL-DT
(satellite of KWCH-DT)
10 (10) 2006–2016 CBS affiliate owned by Gray Television
Hays, Kansas KBSH-DT
(satellite of KWCH-DT)
7 (7) 2006–2016 CBS affiliate owned by Gray Television
Springfield, Missouri KYTV 3 (44) 1987–2016 NBC affiliate owned by Gray Television
K15CZ-D 15 (15) 3 2002–2016 ABC affiliate, KSPR-LD, owned by Gray Television
KSPR/KGHZ 33 (19) 3 2016–2017 4 defunct, License cancelled in 2017
Rapid City, South Dakota KOTA-TV 3 (2) 2014–2016 MeTV affiliate, KHME, owned by Legacy Broadcasting
(Intellectual unit and ABC programming transferred to a Gray-owned license and renamed KOTA-TV.)
Lead, South Dakota KHSD-TV
(satellite of KOTA-TV)
11 (10) 2014–2016 MeTV affiliate, KQME, owned by Legacy Broadcasting
(Intellectual unit and ABC programming transferred to a Gray-owned license and renamed KHSD-TV.)
Scottsbluff, Nebraska KDUH-TV
(satellite of KOTA-TV)
4 (7) 2014–2016 NBC affiliate, KNEP - Sidney, Nebraska, owned by Gray Television
(satellite of KNOP-TV)
Sheridan, Wyoming KSGW-TV
(satellite of KOTA-TV)
12 (13) 2014–2016 ABC affiliate owned by Gray Television
Roanoke - Lynchburg, VA WDBJ 7 (18) 1969–2016 CBS affiliate owned by Gray Television

Notes:

  • 1 Owned by Schurz, WAGT was operated by Media General under a shared services agreement, with WJBF.
  • 2 Owned by Entravision Communications, Schurz operated KDCU under a shared services agreement, with KWCH and KSCW.
  • 3 From February-May 2017, KGHZ used virtual channel 15, while K15CZ-D (later KYCW-LD, now KSPR-LD) switched to virtual channel 33.
  • 4 Owned by Schurz, KGHZ was operated Gray Television operated KGHZ under a shared services agreement. From 2007 to 2016, KGHZ (as KSPR) was owned by Perkin Media, LLC. Schurz operated the station under a joint sales agreement.

Radio[edit]

AM Station FM Station
City of license / Market Station Years owned Current ownership status
Lafayette, Indiana WASK 1450 1991–2016 A Sports radio station owned by Neuhoff Communications
WASK-FM 98.7 1995–2016 A Classic Hits station owned by Neuhoff Communications
WKHY 93.5 2005–2016 An Album-oriented Rock station owned by Neuhoff Communications
WKOA 105.3 1991–2016 A Country music station owned by Neuhoff Communications
WXXB 102.9 2005–2016 A Hot AC station owned by Neuhoff Communications
South Bend, Indiana WSBT 960 1922–2016 A news/talk station owned by Mid-West Family Broadcasting
WNSN 101.5 1962–2016 An Adult contemporary station owned by Mid-West Family Broadcasting
WZOC 94.3 2012–2016 1 A Classic hits station owned by Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Benton Harbor, Michigan WHFB-FM 99.9 2012–2016 1 A Top 40 (CHR) station, WQLQ, owned by Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Rapid City, South Dakota KKLS 920 2006–2014 A Classic hits station owned by HomeSlice Media Group
KKMK 93.9 2006–2016 A Hot AC station owned by HomeSlice Media Group
KOUT 98.7 2006–2016 A Country music station owned by HomeSlice Media Group
KFXS 100.3 2006–2016 A Classic Rock station owned by HomeSlice Media Group
Sturgis, South Dakota KBHB 810 2006–2014 A Farm news/info station owned by HomeSlice Media Group
KRCS 93.1 2006–2016 A Top 40 (CHR) station owned by HomeSlice Media Group

Notes:

  • 1 Owned by Douglas Road Radio, Schurz held a minority interest in this company.

Newspapers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gray TV to Buy Schurz Communications". AdWeek. September 14, 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Gray Television Divesting Radio Stations From Schurz Acquisition". Broadcasting & Cable. November 2, 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Watertown newspaper subject to purchase by Schurz Communications - Schurz Communications Inc". 2016-09-01. Retrieved 2016-09-01.

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