Withers Broadcasting

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Withers Broadcasting Companies
Privately held
HeadquartersSouthern Illinois (Mount Vernon)
Key people
Dana Withers

Withers Broadcasting Companies is a radio broadcasting company based in southern Illinois. Founded in 1972 by the late W. Russell Withers, Jr., and now owned by his daughter Dana Withers, the company owns several radio stations across the United States, mainly in Southern Illinois and the Bootheel of Missouri.[1]

Radio stations[edit]







Mount Vernon[edit]




Cape Girardeau[edit]



Former television stations[edit]

Stations arranged alphabetically by state and by city of license.

City of license / Market Station Channel
Years owned Current ownership status
Grand Junction, Colorado KJWA/KFQX 4 (15) 1 Fox affiliate owned by Mission Broadcasting
(Operated through LMA by Nexstar Media Group)
KREX-TV 5 (2) 1984–2003 CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
K27CO/KGJT-LP 27 (27) 1998–2003 MyNetworkTV affiliate, KGJT-CD, owned by Nexstar Media Group
Durango, Colorado KREZ-TV
(Satellite of KREX)
6 (15) 1984–1995 2 CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
Glenwood Springs, Colorado KREG-TV
(Satellite of KREX)
3 (23) 1984–2003 Heroes & Icons affiliate owned by Marquee Broadcasting
Montrose, Colorado KREY
(Satellite of KREX)
10 (13) 1984–2003 CBS affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
Iron Mountain - Marquette, Michigan WDHS 8 (8) 1996–2015 defunct, License cancelled in 2015.
Victoria, Texas KVCT 19 (11) 3 Fox affiliate owned by SagamoreHill Broadcasting
(Operated through LMA by Morgan Murphy Media)
KAVU-TV 25 (15) 1990[2]–1999 ABC affiliate owned by Morgan Murphy Media
Weston - Clarksburg, West Virginia WDTV 5 (5) 1973–2017 CBS affiliate owned by Gray Television
WVFX 10 (10) 4 2007–2017 Fox affiliate owned by Gray Television


  • 1 Owned by John Harvey Rees, Withers operated KJWA/KFQX through a local marketing agreement from 1994 until Withers sold operating station KREX-TV to Hoak Media in 2003.
  • 2 KREZ-TV was operated as a satellite of KREX, until the station was sold to Lee Enterprises in 1995, becoming a satellite of Albuquerque station KRQE.
  • 3 Owned by VictoriaVision, Inc., Withers operated KVCT through a local marketing agreement from 1995 until Withers sold operating station KAVU-TV to Saga Communications in 1999.
  • 4 WVFX operated on analog channel 46, until the digital transition completed in 2009, when it decided to use its digital allotment (VHF channel 10) as its virtual channel.


  1. ^ "Broadcasting Pioneer W. Russell Withers, Jr. Passes Away", from WDTV.com, 1/27/2014
  2. ^ Application Search CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 22 May, 2017.

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