Quincy Media

Last Updated on 4 days by Admin

Quincy Media, Inc., a family-owned media company rooted in Quincy, Illinois, has a rich history dating back to 1835 with the establishment of the Bounty Land Register, one of four newspapers in Illinois at the time. Through mergers and expansion, the company ventured into radio in 1947 and television broadcasts in 1953.

Quincy Media

About Quincy Media

With a presence in 16 markets, Quincy Media owned and operated television stations, newspapers, radio, and digital platforms. Their coverage spanned across the upper Midwest, with multiple properties in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

They also operated television stations in Tucson, Arizona; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Bluefield, West Virginia; and Binghamton, New York. Quincy Media held network affiliations with ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX.

In 2021, Gray Television acquired Quincy Media for $975 million, establishing a significant presence for Gray Television in the upper Midwest and expanding its reach into the Southwest.

Some of the television stations owned by Quincy Media included WKOW in Madison, WI; WREX in Rockford, IL; WXOW in La Crosse, WI; WAOW in Wisconsin Rapids, WI; KWWL in Davenport, IA; WSIL in Carbondale, IL; KPOB in Paducah, KY; KVOA in Tucson, AZ; and WRTV in Indianapolis, IN.

Additionally, Quincy Media owned newspapers such as the Herald-Whig in Quincy, IL, and the Courier-Post in Hannibal, MO.

Quincy Media was highly regarded for its commitment to serving local communities. The acquisition by Gray Television ensures the continuation of Quincy Media’s legacy and its dedication to providing quality media services for years to come.