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Fisher Communications (FSCI in NASDAQ) is a media company in the United States. Based in Seattle, Washington; the company owns a number of radio & TV stations in the Western United States.

HistoryEdit

See KOMO (AM)

Broadcast Stations Edit

Radio Stations Edit

Current
ARM Rank
Market Station Format
14. Seattle - Tacoma KVI 570 News / Talk
KOMO 1000 ** News
KPLZ-FM 101.5 Hot Adult Contemporary
296. Great Falls KXGF 1400 Sports
KQDI 1450 News / Talk / Sports
KAAK 98.9 Hot AC
KIKF 104.9 Country
KQDI-FM 106.1 Classic Rock
KINX 107.3 Active Rock

TV Stations Edit

Current
DMA Rank
Market Station ... Channel (DT) Network Affiliation Founded Acquired
14. Seattle - Tacoma - Olympia - Bellingham KOMO-TV 4 (38) ** ABC This TV 1953 1953
KUNS-TV 51 (50) Univision 1988 2006
23. Portland - Vancouver - Salem KATU 2 (43) ** ABC This TV 1962 1962
KUNP 16 Univision 1999 2006
77. Spokane - Coeur d'Alene - Lewiston - Clarkston - Pullman - Moscow KLEW-TV 3 (32) ++ CBS 1955 1999
113. Boise KBCI-TV 2 (28) ++ CBS 1953 1999
KUNB-LP 35 2004 2006
120. Eugene - Coos Bay - Roseburg KVAL-TV 13 (25) ++ /
KCBY-TV 11 (21) ++ /
KPIC-TV 4 (19) ++
CBS This TV 1954 / 1956 / 1960 1999
125. Bakersfield KBAK-TV 29 (33) CBS 1953 2008
KBFX-CA 58 FOX 1990 2008
126. Yakima - Walla Walla - Pasco -
Richland - Kennewick
KKFQ-CA 2 /
KVVK-CA 15 /
KORX-CA 16 /
KWWA-CA 49
Univision 1996 / 1996 / 2001 / 1997 N/A
(Operated by Fisher under LMAs)
KIMA-TV 29 (33) ++ /
KEPR-TV 19 (18) ++
CBS 1953 / 1954 1999
163. Idaho Falls - Pocatello KIDK 3 (36) ++ CBS 1953 1999
KPPP-LP 24 Slient (Off-Air) 2001 2006
192. Bend KABH-CA 15 Univision 1993 N/A
(Operated by Fisher under an LMA)

Former Fisher Stations Edit

Current
DMA Rank
Market Station Years Owned Currently
55. Fresno - Visalia KJEO 47 ++ 1999-2000 CBS network affiliate KGPE, owned by High Plains Broadcasting & operated by Newport Television
115. Augusta WFXG 54 ++ 1999-2003 FOX network affiliate, owned by Southeastern Media Holdings & operated by Raycom Media
128. Columbus - Opelika - Auburn WXTX 54 ++ 1999-2003 Dual FOX/MyNetworkTV affiliate, owned by Southeastern Media Holdings & operated by Raycom Media

Notes:

1) ** indicates a station built & signed-on by Fisher;
2) ++ indicates a station acquired as part of the merger with Retlaw Broadcasting.

Contract Dispute Edit

On December 17 2008, Fisher Communications' contract expired with DISH Network. As a result of this contract dispute, stations owned by Fisher Communications are no longer available to DISH Network subscribers. DISH Network claims that Fisher is asking for over an 80% increase.

Trivia Edit

Fisher Communications has formerly used 2 other official names. Initially, the company was known as "Fisher's Blend Station, Inc." In 1975, Fisher's Blend Station, Inc. was renamed to "Fisher Broadcasting Inc." & was succeeded by the current name of the company in 2000.

External linksEdit

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