WEHCO Media, Inc., based in Little Rock, AR is a privately held media company with holdings that include newspapers, cable television systems, and internet service. Walter E. Hussman, Jr. (born 1947), is the president. Hussmann is the grandson of Clyde E. Palmer, whose media holdings formed the basis of WEHCO Media.
A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events and is often typed in black ink with a white or gray background.
Cable television is a system of delivering television programming to consumers via radio frequency (RF) signals transmitted through coaxial cables, or in more recent systems, light pulses through fiber-optic cables. This contrasts with broadcast television, in which the television signal is transmitted over the air by radio waves and received by a television antenna attached to the television; or satellite television, in which the television signal is transmitted by a communications satellite orbiting the Earth and received by a satellite dish on the roof. FM radio programming, high-speed Internet, telephone services, and similar non-television services may also be provided through these cables. Analog television was standard in the 20th century, but since the 2000s, cable systems have been upgraded to digital cable operation.
The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries a vast range of information resources and services, such as the inter-linked hypertext documents and applications of the World Wide Web (WWW), electronic mail, telephony, and file sharing. Some publications no longer capitalize "internet".
The company publishes 10 daily newspapers serving three states, as well as eight English-language nondaily newspapers and two Spanish-language publications. They include the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette , the Texarkana Gazette , and the Chattanooga Times Free Press . Among the smaller papers in Arkansas are the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record, The Camden News , the Magnolia Banner-News, and the El Dorado News-Times.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the newspaper of record in the U.S. state of Arkansas, printed in Little Rock with a northwest edition published in Lowell. It is distributed for sale in all 75 of Arkansas' counties, and sold for $1 daily or $2 on Sundays/Thanksgiving Day; price is higher elsewhere outside Arkansas.
The Texarkana Gazette is a daily newspaper founded in 1875 and currently owned by WEHCO Media, Inc. It serves a nine-county area surrounding Texarkana.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and is distributed in the metropolitan Chattanooga region of southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia. It is one of Tennessee's major newspapers and is owned by WEHCO Media, Inc., a diversified communications company with ownership in 14 daily newspapers, 11 weekly newspapers and 13 cable television companies in six states. The current president of the Chattanooga Times Free Press is Jeff DeLoach.
The company also operates cable television systems in Arkansas under the WEHCO Video division - Pine Bluff Cable TV in Pine Bluff, Resort TV Cable in Hot Springs, Cam-Tel Company in Camden, Hope Community TV in Hope, Prescott Video in Prescott, White County Video in Searcy, Augusta Video in Augusta (Woodruff County) and East Arkansas Video in Forrest City. In Texas - Longview Cable TV in Longview and Kilgore Video in Kilgore. Also, WEHCO Video holdings include Vicksburg Video in Vicksburg, MS and Tahlequah Cable TV in Tahlequah, OK.
In years past, the company held several radio stations and a TV station. They included KCMC-AM (Texarkana, TX), KTAL-FM 98.1 (Texarkana, TX - Shreveport, LA), KTAL-TV (NBC) Channel 6 (Texarkana, TX - Shreveport, LA). KCMC and KTAL-TV and FM continue to operate under different owners today. WEHCO Media also owned KAMD-910 AM and KWEH-97.1 FM in Camden, AR. KWEH stood for the owners initials Walter E. Hussman). KAMD ceased broadcasting on August 31, 1995, and KWEH-FM is now known as KAMD-FM, owned by Radio Works Inc. and Jay W. Bunyard.
KCMC is a radio station licensed to Texarkana, Texas, United States. It serves the Texarkana area. The station is currently owned by Texarkana Radio Center. Studios are located on Olive Street, just west of the border with Arkansas, and the transmitter is west of Texarkana city limits in the town of Nash.
KTAL-FM is a classic rock music radio station licensed to Texarkana, Texas with studios in Shreveport, Louisiana. It is owned by Alpha Media LLC, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC. Its studios are located just north of downtown Shreveport, and the transmitter is in Vivian, Louisiana.
KTAL-TV, virtual channel 6, is an NBC-affiliated television station serving Shreveport, Louisiana, United States that is licensed to Texarkana, Texas. The station is owned by the Nexstar Media Group, which also operates two Shreveport-licensed stations—Marshall Broadcasting-owned Fox affiliate KMSS-TV and White Knight Broadcasting-owned MyNetworkTV affiliate KSHV-TV —under separate shared services agreements.
In March 2008, WEHCO announced its purchase of three papers in Missouri: the Jefferson City News Tribune, the Fulton Sun (both dailies) and the California Democrat (a weekly).
In 2009 WEHCO merged its Northwest Arkansas media interests with Stephens Media to form the joint venture Northwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC.WEHCO acquired Stephens' half in 2016.
Stephens Media LLC was a Las Vegas, Nevada, diversified media investment company. It owned stakes in the California Newspapers Partnership and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
In August 2010, WEHCO and Righthaven LLC (a Las Vegas, Nevada based law firm) joined into an agreement for Righthaven to sue bloggers on WEHCO's behalf for copyright violations.
Righthaven LLC was a copyright enforcement company founded in early 2010. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada; it entered agreements from its partner newspapers after finding that their content had been copied to online sites without permission, in order to engage in litigation against the site owners for copyright infringement. The lawsuits were heavily criticized by commentators, who describe the activity as copyright trolling and the company as a "lawsuit factory". Righthaven LLC's CEO, Steven Gibson, who is currently a partner at Las Vegas law firm Gibson & True LLP, regularly spoke to the media about Righthaven.
Longview is the forty-fifth largest city in the state of Texas. The city is mostly located in Gregg County, of which it is the county seat; a small part of Longview extends into the western part of neighboring Harrison County. Longview is located in East Texas, where Interstate 20 and U.S. Highways 80 and 259 converge just north of the Sabine River. According to the 2010 U.S. census, the city had a population of 80,455. The estimated population in 2017 was 81,522. Longview is the principal city of the Longview metropolitan statistical area, comprising Gregg, Upshur, and Rusk counties. The population of the metropolitan area as of 2017 census estimates is 217,481.
The Ark-La-Tex region is a U.S. socio-economic region where the 4 Southern states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma abut. The region contains portions of Northwest Louisiana, Northeast Texas, South Arkansas, and the Little Dixie area of Oklahoma. The largest city and center of the region is Shreveport, Louisiana. Other major cities in the Ark-La-Tex include Tyler, Texas, Longview, Texas, Marshall, Texas, and Texarkana.
KYTX, virtual channel 19, is a CBS-affiliated television station serving Tyler and Longview, Texas, United States that is licensed to Nacogdoches. The station is owned by Tegna Inc. KYTX's studios are located near Loop 323 in the southeastern portion of Tyler, and its transmitter is located near State Highway 110 in rural east-central Cherokee County.
KTBS-TV, virtual channel 3, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Shreveport, Louisiana, United States and also serving Texarkana, Texas. The station is owned by locally based KTBS, LLC, as part of a duopoly with Minden-licensed CW affiliate KPXJ. The two stations share studios on East Kings Highway on the eastern side of Shreveport; KTBS-TV's transmitter is located near St. Johns Baptist Church Road in rural northern Caddo Parish. It is one of a handful of TV stations today to have locally based ownership.
KSLA, virtual channel 12, is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Shreveport, Louisiana, United States and also serving Texarkana, Texas. The station is owned by Gray Television. KSLA's studios are located on Fairfield Avenue and Dashiel Street in central Shreveport, and its transmitter is located near St. Johns Baptist Church Road in rural northern Caddo Parish.
KARK-TV, virtual channel 4, is a NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. The station is owned by the Nexstar Media Group, as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate KARZ-TV ; Nexstar also operates Fox affiliate KLRT-TV and Pine Bluff-licensed CW affiliate KASN under joint sales and shared services agreements with owner Mission Broadcasting. The four stations share studios in the Victory Building on West Capitol Avenue in Downtown Little Rock, one block east of the Arkansas State Capitol; KARK's transmitter is located on Shinall Mountain, near the Chenal Valley section of the city. KARK serves as a master hub for Nexstar and Mission stations in Little Rock, Fayetteville, Monroe and Shreveport, Louisiana, and Hagerstown, Maryland.
KTVE, virtual channel 10, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to El Dorado, Arkansas, United States, serving southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. The station is owned by Mission Broadcasting; Nexstar Media Group, which owns West Monroe-licensed Fox affiliate KARD, operates KTVE under a local marketing agreement. The two stations share studios on Pavilion Road in West Monroe; KTVE's transmitter is located northwest of Huttig, Arkansas.
KPXJ, virtual channel 21, is a CW-affiliated television station serving Shreveport, Louisiana and Texarkana, Texas, United States that is licensed to Minden, Louisiana. The station is owned by locally based KTBS, LLC, as part of a duopoly with Shreveport-licensed ABC affiliate KTBS-TV. The two stations share studios on East Kings Highway on the eastern side of Shreveport; KPXJ's transmitter is located near St. Johns Baptist Church Road in rural northern Caddo Parish.
KMSS-TV, virtual channel 33, is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Shreveport, Louisiana, United States and also serving Texarkana, Texas. Owned by Marshall Broadcasting, the station is operated under a shared services agreement by the Nexstar Media Group, which owns Texarkana-licensed NBC affiliate KTAL-TV ; Nexstar also operates Shreveport-licensed MyNetworkTV affiliate KSHV-TV under a separate shared services agreement with owner White Knight Broadcasting.
KSHV-TV, virtual channel 45, is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Shreveport, Louisiana, United States and also serving Texarkana, Texas. Owned by White Knight Broadcasting, the station is operated under a shared services agreement by Nexstar Media Group, which owns Texarkana-licensed NBC affiliate KTAL-TV ; Nexstar also operates Shreveport-licensed Fox affiliate KMSS-TV under a separate shared services agreement with owner Marshall Broadcasting.
KTAL TV-FM Tower is a 1,558-foot-tall (475 m), 1,480 feet (450 m) without appurtenances, tall guyed mast used for TV transmission by KTAL-TV. It is located at the Old Atlanta Highway near Vivian, Louisiana, USA at 32° 54'11.0" N and 94° 00'21.0" W.
Clyde Eber Palmer was the owner of a chain of newspapers and radio stations and a television outlet covering southwestern Arkansas and part of northeastern Texas during the early to middle 20th century. He operated his media conglomerate from Texarkana, Texas.
Walter Edward Hussman Sr., was a mass media magnate from Camden, Arkansas, whose holdings included six daily newspapers in Arkansas, several radio and television stations, including the NBC outlet KTAL-TV in Texarkana, Texas, and seventeen cable systems in four states.
Walter Edward Hussman Jr., is a third-generation newspaper publisher and chief executive officer of a mass media conglomerate known as WEHCO Media, Inc. He is the publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock, the largest newspaper in Arkansas, directs a chain of smaller newspapers, including the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Texarkana Gazette, and owns cable television companies in four states.
The Camden News is a daily newspaper in Camden, Arkansas, which covers local news, sports, society, and business. It has a weekday circulation of 4,368.
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