Young Broadcasting

Young Broadcasting is a local media company with its headquarters based in New York. Young Broadcasting has expanded vertically for the most part, however in addition to TV broadcasting, Young Broadcasting operates websites and mobile media applications. Although they are far from being one of the huge corporations that control 90% of the modern media industry, they own broadcasts in 11 different states:

WTEN (Albany-Schenectady, NY)

KWQC (Davenport, IA and Rock Island-Moline, IL)

WBAY (Green Bay-Appleton, WI)

WATE (Knoxville, TN)

KLFY (Lafayette, LA)

WLNS (Lansing, MI)

WKRN (Nashville, TN)

WRIC (Richmond-Petersburg, VA)

KRON (San Francisco-Oakland, San Jose, CA)

KELO (Sioux Falls-Mitchell, SD)

In 2009 the company declared bankruptcy, but started fresh in 2010 after ridding themselves of $800 million in debt. After the fall Young Broadcasting proceeded to grow, and eventually merged with Media General in 2013. You can see here that this merger was a big step for them, as it allowed them to expand horizontally in the media industry.

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