Times-Shamrock Communications

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Times-Shamrock Communications is an American media company based in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The company, owned by the Lynett and Haggerty families of Scranton, lists among its assets nine radio stations.



Radio stations

The Milwaukee radio stations are operated by Milwaukee Radio Alliance, a partnership between Shamrock Communications, Times-Shamrock's broadcasting affiliate, and Willie Davis's All-Pro Broadcasting, Inc. Davis died on April 15, 2020, leaving his estate as the partner in the MRA.

In January 2008, Times-Shamrock Communications launched the570.com, a regional entertainment portal covering the 570 area code.

Former properties

In August 2013, Times-Shamrock announced it would divest several of its properties in order to focus the company on northeastern Pennsylvania. [1] The divested properties:

In October 2015, Times-Shamrock announced another major divestment of several newspaper properties. The divested properties were all part of the Towanda Printing Company business segment. Sample News Group, of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, acquired the properties. Also included in the sale was the Towanda Printing Company printing facility. [4] The divested properties include:

In July 2017, it was announced that Times-Shamrock is selling its radio stations in the Reno, Nevada, market to Entravision. KRZQ wasn't included in the sale, as it was sold to John Burkavage's Bighorn Media. [5]

The affected stations were:

In August 2023, Times-Shamrock announced it had sold its four daily newspapers to Colorado-based MediaNews Group, owned by Alden Global Capital. The sale includes weekly and periodic newspapers and commercial printing operations—Absolute Distribution Inc. and Times-Shamrock Creative Services. [6]

The daily newspapers sold include:

The weekly newspapers sold include:

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  1. "Times-Shamrock to sell some newspapers, sharpen focus on Northeast Pennsylvania". The Times-Tribune. August 26, 2013.
  2. "Newly Formed Euclid Media Group to Acquire Times-Shamrock Alternative Weekly Properties". Association of Alternative Newsmedia. 2013-12-23.
  3. "Times-Shamrock sells Virgin Islands Daily News". Associated Press. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014.
  4. "Times-Shamrock OKs sale of papers to Sample News Group". The Standard Speaker. October 3, 2015.
  5. "KRZQ To Flip To Soft Oldies As Shamrock Exits Reno - RadioInsight". RadioInsight. 28 July 2017.
  6. "Times-Shamrock selling off its newspaper group". wnep.com. August 31, 2023. Retrieved 2023-09-04.