Communications Corporation of America


Communications Corporation of America
Communications Corporation of America
Type Private (subsidiary of Silver Point Capital)
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1989
Founder(s) Thomas R. Galloway
D. Wayne Elmore
Headquarters Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
Key people Thomas R. Galloway, CEO
Services Television stations
Owner(s) Thomas R. Galloway
D. Wayne Elmore
Employees 345
Website http://www.comcorpusa.com/

Communications Corporation of America (also known as ComCorp) is a broadcasting company in the United States that owns television stations in smaller markets. The company is headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana.[1] It owns and/or operates 20 stations (counting satellite stations and those controlled via local marketing agreements).

At one point, ComCorp was also an owner of radio stations in its home market of Lafayette; it subsequently sold those stations to Regent Communications.[2]

In June 2006, ComCorp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company emerged from bankruptcy in October 2007 under the control of Silver Point Capital, who also controls Granite Broadcasting Corporation.[1]

Local news on ComCorp's owned or managed stations are structured variably, with most stations not producing news in-house. As of May 2011, the only ComCorp owned-and-operated stations with in-house local newscasts are KTSM-TV and KETK-TV; two ComCorp managed stations, WVLA-TV and KDBC-TV also produce their own newscasts. Most of the remainder of the company's stations have their newscasts outsourced to other stations in the company portfolio: most of ComCorp's Fox stations in Louisiana and Texas have local newscasts produced by KETK (with the exception of WGMB in Baton Rouge, whose newscasts are produced out of area sister station WVLA); the newscasts for NBC affiliate KVEO-TV in Brownsville, Texas, though are produced by El Paso CBS affiliate KDBC-TV); the remainder of ComCorp's owned and managed stations, including CBS affiliate WEVV-TV (the only Big Three station in the group without any local news), do not carry news at all.

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ComCorp-owned stations

City of license/Market Station Channel Owned Since Affiliation
Baton Rouge, Louisiana WGMB-TV 44 (45) 1991 Fox
WBRL-CD 21 / 44.2 2002 The CW
WVLA-TV 1 33 (34) NBC
This TV (on DT2)
KZUP-CD 1 19 (20) RTV
Brownsville - Harlingen - McAllen, Texas KVEO-TV 23 (24) 1990 NBC
Estrella TV (on DT2)
Bryan - College Station, Texas KYLE-TV
(satellite of KWKT-TV)
28 1996 Fox/MyNetworkTV
El Paso, Texas KTSM-TV 9 / 16 1997 NBC
Estrella TV (on DT2)
KDBC-TV 5 4 (18) CBS
Evansville, Indiana WEVV-TV 44 (45) 1999 CBS
Fox/MyNetworkTV (on DT2)
Jacksonville - Tyler - Longview, Texas KETK-TV 56 (22) 2004 NBC
Estrella TV (on DT2)
KFXK-TV 1 51 (31) Fox
Lafayette, Louisiana KADN-TV 15 (16) 1997 3 Fox
KLAF-LP 46 / 15.2 1997 3 MyNetworkTV
Lufkin - Nacogdoches, Texas KETK-LP 2
(satellite of KETK-TV)
Cable Only NBC
KFXL-LP 1
(satellite of KFXK-TV)
30 Fox
Natchez, Mississippi - Alexandria, Louisiana WNTZ-TV 48 (49) 1997 4 Fox/MyNetworkTV
Odessa - Midland, Texas KPEJ-TV 24 (23) 1990 Fox
Shreveport, Louisiana KMSS-TV 33 (34) 1994 Fox
KSHV-TV 1 45 (44) MyNetworkTV
Waco - Temple, Texas KWKT-TV 44 1990 Fox/MyNetworkTV

Footnotes:

  • 1 These stations are owned by White Knight Broadcasting and controlled by ComCorp.
  • 2 This station is owned by KM Communications and controlled by ComCorp.
  • 3 ComCorp took over KADN under a local marketing agreement in 1997, but the station remained under the ownership of Charles Chatelain until ComCorp purchased it outright in 2004.
  • 4 WNTZ had been acquired by White Knight Broadcasting in 1997, with ComCorp controlling the station; it was not transferred to ComCorp directly until 2007.
  • 5 This station is owned by Titan TV Broadcast Group, but is operated by ComCorp under a shared services agreement.

Former ComCorp-owned stations

Television stations

City of license/Market Station Channel Years Owned Current affiliation/owner
Evansville, Indiana WTSN-LD 36 1999-2009 1 America One affiliate owned by Evansville Low Power Partnership
Killeen - Waco - Temple - Austin, Texas KAKW-DT 62 (13) 1996-2002 2 Univision owned-and-operated (O&O)
Memphis, Tennessee WHBQ-TV 13 1994–1995 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)

Footnote:

  • 1 This station was owned by Evansville Low Power Partnership and controlled by ComCorp. At the time, ComCorp held a 49 percent stake in Evansville Low Power Partnership.
  • 2 This station was owned by White Knight Broadcasting and controlled by ComCorp. ComCorp did not actually own the station.

Radio stations

AM Stations FM Stations
Market Station Years owned Current ownership
El Paso, Texas KTSM-1380
(now KHEY)
1997–1998 owned by Clear Channel Communications
KTSM-FM-99.9 1997–1998 owned by Clear Channel Communications
Lafayette, Louisiana KROF-960 1999–2001 owned by Townsquare Media
KPEL-1420 1989–2001 owned by Townsquare Media
KFTE-96.5
(now KPEL-FM)
1996–2001 owned by Townsquare Media
KMDL-97.3 1996–2001 owned by Townsquare Media
KTDY-99.9 1989–2001 owned by Townsquare Media
KPEL-FM/KRXZ-107.7 1997–1998 changed frequencies
KRXZ/KRKA-107.9
(now KHXT)
1998–2001 owned by Townsquare Media

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