Sept. 27, 2012 – KWQC-TV6, the market leading NBC affiliate in Davenport/Quad Cities, and Clear Channel Radio, the top radio group in the market have announced a news sharing agreement, effective October 1, 2012. Under the terms of the agreement, KWQC will produce news and weather reports for Clear Channels six Quad Cities radio stations, while Clear Channel will provide KWQC with daily entertainment reports focused on the music and entertainment industry.
Clear Channels roster of stations in the Quad Cities includes: Today's Country WLLR 103.7 FM, Mix 96, Real Classic Rock Q106.5, WOC News Talk 1420 AM, FOX Sports Radio / WFXN 1230 and KISS FM 101.3
KWQC Vice President & General Manager, Ken Freedman stated: "We are excited about our agreement with Clear Channel; their radio group has, both individually and in aggregate, the highest percentage of our community's radio audience, we're pleased to be able to have our brand affiliated with such a great roster of stations".
Jeff Ashcraft, Vice President and Market Manager for Clear Channel said of the alliance, "We're thrilled to be able to provide our listeners with news, weather and information from KWQC; our region's most distinguished TV station for local news and weather. This partnership will benefit our listeners by providing them the latest in breaking news and weather."
Freedman also added, "In addition to the benefit of extending our brand on these stations, this agreement will be a benefit to our community as KWQC and the Clear Channel stations look to raise awareness of issues concerning the welfare of the Quad Cities. We'll be able to bring more heft to public service campaigns that focus on issues like education and health by coordinating the efforts of our great media assets."
About Young Broadcasting, LLC
Young Broadcasting, LLC owns 10 television stations, five of which are affiliated with the ABC Television Network (WKRN-TV – Nashville, TN, WTEN-TV – Albany, NY, WRIC-TV – Richmond, VA, WATE-TV – Knoxville, TN, and WBAY-TV – Green Bay, WI); three are affiliated with the CBS Television Network (WLNS-TV – Lansing, MI, KLFY-TV – Lafayette, LA and KELO-TV – Sioux Falls, SD); one is affiliated with the NBC Television Network (KWQC-TV – Davenport, IA); and one is affiliated with MyNetworkTV (KRON-TV – San Francisco, CA). In addition, KELO-TV-Sioux Falls, SD is also the MyNetworkTV affiliate in that market through the use of its digital channel capacity.
About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Davenport:
Clear Channel Quad Cities owns and operates WLLR-FM; KUUL 101.3; Q106.5; KMXG 96.1; WOC 1420; Fox Sports Radio WFXN and is part of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. With 239 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 cities through 850 owned radio stations. The company's radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, Sirius/XM satellite, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company's radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems from TomTom, Garmin and others. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at clearchannel.com, clearchanneloutdoor.com and ccmediaholdings.com.