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Saga Communications Q1 Net Revs Down 14.5% to $22.3M
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications reported first quarter net revenue fell 14.5% to $22.3 million from $26.1 million in 2020. Station operating expense decreased $3.3 million to $18.9 million, while station operating income dropped 14.5% to $4.7 million from $5.5 million. Operating income fell to More

WKLH-FM/Milwaukee Says Goodbye to Steve Palec
Steve Palec
Steve Palec
Longtime air personality Steve Palec is hanging up the headphones at Saga Communications' Classic Rock WKLH in Milwaukee. His critically acclaimed Sunday morning show "Rock N Roll Roots" officially ends this Sunday, April 18 beginning at 9am. In reflection on his time at WKLH, Palec remarked, "I am More

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Saga Communications Q4 Net Revs Down 9.5% to $28.8M
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications reported fourth quarter net revenues fell 9.5% to $28.8 million from $31.7 million in 2019. Station operating expense decreased 8.3% to $21.1 million, while station operating income declined 13.3% to $9.1 million from $10.5 million. Operating income was down 8% to More

Portland Radio Group Employee Files Discrimination Complaint
Randi Kirshbaum
Randi Kirshbaum
Longtime Portland radio host Randi Kirshbaum has filed employment discrimination complaints against her former employer, Portland Radio Group, and its parent corporation, Saga Communications. WMTW News 8 reports that Kirshbaum's attorney, David Webbert, filed the complaints on Kirshbaum's behalf, as well as More

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WKLH Raises Over $300,000 in Kids In One-Day Radiothon
Dave, Dorene & Gino morning show
Dave, Dorene & Gino morning show
Saga Communications Classic Rock WKLH-FM/Milwaukee and its generous listeners, raised $300,418 to benefit Children's Wisconsin in a one day, 12-hour radiothon hosted by the Dave, Dorene & Gino morning show. The first annual "WKLH Giving Tuesday-A Holiday of Miracles" host Dave More

Saga Q3 Net Revenue Fell 22%, Earnings Swing to Loss
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications reported third quarter net revenue fell 22.7% to $24.1 million from $31.2 million in 2019, mainly due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Station operating income was $6.1 million, while station operating expense decreased 23.6% to $19.6 million from $23.6 More

Saga to Buy WBQL-AM and Translator in Clarksville TN
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications has agreed to purchase 1kW WBQL-AM (1400) and FM translator W288DQ (105.5) in Clarksville, TN from Consolidated Media LLC for $175,000. Saga is led by President/CEO Ed Christian and also owns Hot AC WCVQ-FM, Sports WKFN-AM, AC WQEZ-AM, Adult Hits WRND-FM, Country More

WHQG/Milwaukee PD Borna Velic Adds WKLH PD Duties
Borna Velic
Borna Velic
Saga's Rock WHQG-FM (102.9 The Hog)/Milwaukee Program Director Borna Velic adds programming duties for co-owned Classic Rock WKLH-FM and will now oversee both stations, effective immediately. Borna has spent his entie career in the Midwest working in rock radio, leaving WAPL-FM, WZOR-FM and WCHK-FM/Appleton, More

Saga Communications Q2 Net Revs Down 47.3% to $16.9M
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications reported second quarter net revenue fell 47.3% to $16.9 million from 32.1 million in 2019. Station operating expense decreased 18.4% to to $18.6 from $22.8 million. Operating income fell to a loss of loss of $8.6 million, down 23.2% from an operating income of More

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Bob Lawrence Exits Saga Communications After 5 Years
Bob Lawrence
Bob Lawrence
Saga Communications VP/Programming Bob Lawrence has resigned from the company, effective immediately. He joined the radio group in 2015 as Vice President and Group Program Director. Lawrence previously served as President and CEO of Pinnacle Media Worldwide, a company that worked with radio clients in the More

KAZR/Des Moines PD Ryan Patrick Exits in Restructuring Move
Ryan Patrick
Ryan Patrick
Ryan Patrick exits Saga Communications' Active Rock KAZR-FM (Lazer 103.3)/Des Moines, IA as Program Director and midday host after 17 years in a restructuring move. He also served as also the Marketing Manager of the Des Moines Radio Group (since 2010) and Program Director of CHR KIOA-FM-HD2. In a post More

Saga Temporarily Suspends its Quarterly Cash Dividends
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications has announced that its board of directors is temporarily suspending the quarterly cash dividend in response to the continued economic uncertainty of the impact of COVID-19. Additional actions being taken to conserve the company's cash position include reducing More

Phil Zachary Appointed GM of Saga's Portland Radio Group
Phil Zachary
Phil Zachary
Saga Communications/Portland, ME appoints 46-year radio vet Phil Zachary as GM of its Portland Radio Group replacing Bob Adams. Most recently, he was Senior VP/Market Manager for Entercom/Washington, DC. Zachary joined the DC cluster in 2018 after heading the company's co-owned local group in Hartford. He More

Bob Adams Exits Portland Radio Group as President and GM
Bob Adams
Bob Adams
Portland Radio Group President and General Manager Bob Adams exits the Maine station group after more than five years, reports the Portland Press Herald. Adams joined the Saga-owned stations back in 2014. Previously, he spent almost 14 years as VP/GM at then Citadel and the now Cumulus Media cluster More

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