The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

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The Gazette
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids) front page.jpg
The July 27, 2005 front page
of The Gazette
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherGazette Communications, Inc.
EditorZack Kucharski
Headquarters116 3rd St Southeast
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
United States
Circulation32,616 Daily
35,975 Saturday
37,860 Sunday

The Gazette is a daily print newspaper and online news source published in the American city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The first paper was published as an evening journal, branded the Evening Gazette, on Wednesday, January 10, 1883.[1] The newspaper is distributed throughout northeastern and east-central Iowa, including the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City metropolitan areas. It was formerly called The Cedar Rapids Gazette. As of September 2019, The Gazette has a circulation of 32,616 for the daily edition and 37,860 for the Sunday edition.[2]

The employee-owned Folience parent owns Gazette Communications, Inc. (formerly "The Gazette Company" and "Gazette Communications" and "SourceMedia Group")[3] which publishes The Gazette and other newspapers including the Penny Saver in Linn County and the Community News Advertiser in Johnson County.

The Gazette Company owned KCRG-TV9 (the call letters stand for Cedar Rapids Gazette) until selling it to Gray Television, with the transfer being completed on October 1, 2015.[4][5] The company also owned KCRG radio (1600 AM) until selling the station to the owners of another local broadcaster, KZIA FM 102.9. The sale was completed on October 31, 2006, with the radio station's call letters changing to KGYM as a result.[6] SourceMedia Group also owned Decisionmark, which runs the TitanTV website, until selling it to a syndicate led by Turnstone Capital and Capitol Broadcasting Company.[7]

In 2019, Gazette Communications, Inc employed roughly 125 people.


  1. ^ Newspaper Archive
  2. ^ Alliance for Audited Media[dead link]
  3. ^ Trappe, Christoph. "Source Media Group News About Us". SourceMedia Group. Retrieved 2011-10-28.
  4. ^ "Gray Television - Press Releases". Archived from the original on 2016-05-28. Retrieved 2015-09-02.
  5. ^ "KCRG-TV9 sold to Gray Television",, Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Gazette Communications, September 1, 2015, archived from the original on September 3, 2015, retrieved September 1, 2015
  6. ^ "Media: KZIA Completes Purchase, Renames Station KGYM-AM". The Gazette (Cedar Rapids). 2006-11-01. p. 8B.
  7. ^ Kramer, Staci D. "Syndicate Buys Control Of TV Tech/Data Company Decisionmark Control; Name Changes To TitanTV Media". Retrieved 2009-08-07.

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