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Media General Completes Merger with Young Broadcasting

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) today closed on its business combination with New Young Broadcasting Holding Co., Inc.

"All of us at Media General are extremely excited to complete our business combination with Young Broadcasting.  We anticipate a quick and smooth integration of two companies with similar cultures and values.  We are ready to capitalize immediately on our new, combined strength," said George L. Mahoney, president and chief executive officer of Media General.

The portfolio of owned or operated stations for the new company includes:

 


Market

DMA Rank


Station

Network Affiliation





San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

6

KRON

MNT

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota, FL

14

WFLA

NBC

Raleigh-Durham, NC

24

WNCN

NBC

Nashville, TN

29

WKRN

ABC

Columbus, OH

32

WCMH

NBC

Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC

37

WSPA

CBS

Greenville-Spartanburg, SC-Asheville, NC

37

WYCW

CW

Birmingham, AL

44

WVTM

NBC

Providence, RI

53

WJAR

NBC

Richmond-Petersburg, VA

57

WRIC

ABC

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

58

WTEN

ABC

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

58

WXXA

FOX

Mobile, AL-Pensacola, FL

59

WKRG

CBS

Knoxville, TN

61

WATE

ABC

Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA

66

WSLS

NBC

Green Bay-Appleton, WI

70

WBAY

ABC

Savannah, GA

92

WSAV

NBC

Jackson, MS

94

WJTV

CBS

Charleston, SC

95

WCBD

NBC

Johnson City, TN

97

WJHL

CBS

Greenville-New Bern, NC

99

WNCT

CBS

Davenport, IA-Rock Island-Moline, IL

100

KWQC

NBC

Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC

102

WBTW

CBS

Sioux Falls, SD

111

KELO

CBS

Augusta, GA

112

WJBF

ABC

Lansing, MI

115

WLNS

CBS

Lansing, MI

115

WLAJ

ABC

Lafayette, LA

122

KLFY

CBS

Columbus, GA

126

WRBL

CBS

Hattiesburg-Laurel, MS

167

WHLT

CBS

Rapid City, SD

173

KCLO

CBS

 

Media General will continue to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange under its existing symbol MEG.  The merged company will retain the Media General name and will remain headquartered in Richmond, VA.

About Media General
Media General, Inc. is a leading local television broadcasting and digital media company, providing top-rated news, information and entertainment in strong markets across the U.S.  The company owns or operates 31 network-affiliated broadcast television stations and their associated digital media and mobile platforms, in 28 markets. These stations reach 16.5 million, or 14%, of U.S. TV households. Their network affiliations include CBS (12), NBC (9), ABC (7), Fox (1), MyNetwork TV (1) and CW (1).  Sixteen of the 31 stations are located in the top 75 designated market areas. Media General first entered the local television business in 1955 when it launched WFLA in Tampa, Florida as an NBC affiliate.  The company subsequently expanded its station portfolio through acquisition.  In November of 2013, Media General and Young Broadcasting merged, combining Media General's 18 stations and Young's 13 stations into the 31-member group that exists today.  Five of the stations have been on the air since 1949:  WCMH in Columbus, Ohio; WVTM in Birmingham, Alabama; WJAR in Providence, Rhode, Island; KWQC in Davenport, Iowa; and KRON in San Francisco.

Contact Media General
Media General maintains extensive company information on its website www.mediageneral.com. The company's media and investor contact is Lou Anne J. Nabhan, Vice President-Corporate Communications, lnabhan@mediageneral.com or 804-887-5120.

SOURCE Media General, Inc.



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