Pacific and Southern??

Garrett Wollman
Fri Feb 5 21:17:06 EST 2010

<<On Fri, 05 Feb 2010 19:45:13 -0500, Scott Fybush <> said:

> Pacific and Southern, in this case, was a broadcast group based 
> (surprise!) in the southwest that Gannett bought some 30 years ago. I 
> believe it brought LA's KIIS, among others, into the Gannett family.

Actually, they were based in Atlanta, New York, and later Denver
before being acquired by Combined Communications in 1975.  Gannett got
both P&S and KIIS through their purchase of Combined in 1979.  (I don't
believe there's any connection to the current Combined Communications,
which appears to date to the late 1980s.)

P&S owned KHON, WQXI, WSAI, and KIMN, among others.
<> tells some stories
about the company.


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