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October 08, 2015 7:08 PM ET


Company Overview of Journal Broadcast Corporation

Company Overview

Journal Broadcast Corporation, doing business as Journal Broadcast Group, owns and operates television and radio stations in the United States. The company offers radio services in Boise, Idaho; Knoxville, Tennessee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Omaha, Nebraska; Springfield, Missouri; Tucson, Arizona; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Wichita, Kansas. It has television stations in Boise, Twin Falls, and Boise, Idaho; Fort Myers/Naples, Florida; Green Bay and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Lansing, Michigan; Las Vegas, Nevada; Nashville, Tennessee; Omaha, Nebraska; Palm Springs, California; and Tucson, Arizona. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Journal Broadcast Corporation operat...

720 East Capitol Drive

Milwaukee, WI 53212

United States

Founded in 1998





Key Executives for Journal Broadcast Corporation

Director, Chairman of Journal Communications and Chief Executive Officer of Journal Communications
Age: 64
Executive Vice President and General Manager of Ktnv-Tv
Age: 57
Executive Vice President of Radio
Age: 54
Senior Vice President
Executive Vice President of Television
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Journal Broadcast Corporation Key Developments

Journal Broadcast Group Reaches New Retransmission Consent Agreement for Carriage of Journal Stations by DISH Network

Journal Broadcast Group announced it has reached a new retransmission consent agreement for carriage of Journal stations by DISH Network in all of Journal’s markets: Milwaukee (WTMJ); Nashville, Tenn. (WTVF); Las Vegas (KTNV); Green Bay/Appleton (WGBA/WACY), Wis.; Omaha, Neb. (KMTV); Lansing, Mich. (WSYM); Fort Myers, Fla. (WFTX); Boise, Id. (KIVI/KNIN); Twin Falls, Id. (KSAW); and Tucson, Ariz. (KGUN/KWBA).

Journal Broadcast Group Names Brian McHale as New Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Journal Broadcast Group has named Brian McHale the company's new Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. In this role, McHale will oversee the leadership, management, implementation and long-term planning of the company's technical and physical infrastructure across its 13 television stations and 35 radio stations in 11 states. He will also ensure the efficient and on-schedule delivery of media content, identify emerging technologies and how to profitably deploy them, and work closely with Journal's leadership team to develop the company's operational and strategic direction. McHale will report jointly to Debbie Turner, Executive Vice President -- Television, and Steve Wexler, Executive Vice President - Radio. McHale joins Journal from Fisher Communications, where he served as Vice President of Technology for three years. McHale will begin in his new role in April 7 and will work with Andy Laird, former CTO of Journal Broadcast Group, to transition Laird's responsibilities throughout 2014. Laird announced in October 2013 his intention to retire later this year.

Journal Broadcast Group Announces Executive Appointments

Journal Broadcast Group, the broadcast business of Journal Communications Inc. announced organizational changes to its leadership team reflecting the group's focus on its two primary businesses: Television and Radio. Debbie Turner, EVP and General Manager WTVF/Nashville, was named Executive Vice President of Television for Journal Broadcast Group, reporting to Andre Fernandez, President and CFO of Journal Communications. Steve Wexler, EVP and General Manager of Journal Broadcast Group's Milwaukee Radio and Television operations, was named Executive Vice President of Radio for Journal Broadcast Group, also reporting to Fernandez. Jim Prather, EVP and General Manager of KTNV/Las Vegas, will continue to oversee operations for KTNV, but will step away from his regionally aligned role as head of Journal Broadcast Group's Western region to assume group-wide strategic responsibilities for a number of strategic Television efforts including retransmission consent agreement negotiations, network relations, original programming initiatives and TV Everywhere strategy and execution. He will report to Turner in this role.

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