23 Facts About Gray Television


Gray Television, Inc is an American publicly traded television broadcasting company based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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James H Gray started his communication business with the purchase of The Herald Publishing Company, in 1946 after he returned from World War II.

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In 1960, Gray Television purchased WJHG-TV in Panama City, Florida, and followed it later in the decade with KTVE serving Monroe, Louisiana and southern Arkansas.

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Gray Television put itself-or any part up-for sale by the end of 1992.

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Gray Television purchased two TV stations from the failed and government-seized Kentucky Central Life Insurance Co.

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In 1994 and 1995, Gray Television purchased two newspapers, the Rockdale Citizen and Gwinnett Post-Tribune and seven advertising weeklies.

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Gray Television had started to focus on its TV station segment over the newspaper holding while TV produced more income and the newspapers' income were declining.

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In 1996, Gray Television added additional TV stations while entering additional communication industry segments.

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In September 1996 a basket purchase from First American Media, Inc, Gray Television got two TV stations, Satellite and Production Business Services, which was renamed Lynqx Communications and PortaPhone paging business.

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Gray Television bought Gulflink Communications, Inc, a transportable satellite uplink business based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in April 1997 to go along with Lynqx.

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In July 2015, Gray Television closed its accounting and human resources offices in Albany, combining them with the corporate offices in Atlanta.

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In September 2015, Gray announced that it would acquire the television and radio stations of Schurz Communications for $442.

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In January 2016, Gray Television opened a national news bureau in Washington, D C, led by former APTV journalist Jacqueline Policastro.

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Gray Television intended to turn KNHL into a satellite of its NBC affiliate KSNB-TV.

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Gray Television would divest nine stations in markets where Gray Television and Raycom both already owned stations, including WTNZ, WTOL, KXXV, WTXL, WFXG, KWES-TV, WPGX, WSWG, and WDFX-TV.

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Gray Television contributed distribution and marketing capabilities, multicast knowledge and affiliate Gray Television TV stations.

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In March 2021, Gray Television revealed plans to purchase a shuttered General Motors plant in Atlanta suburb Doraville, Georgia and transform the site into a media production community called Assembly.

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In September 2021, Gray Television purchased Doraville-based Third Rail Studios for $27.

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The plan included Gray Television coming in as an outside party to advise on the operations of Young-owned stations in seven markets through December 2012.

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Gray Television considered the possibility of purchasing the Young stations if the group went on the market.

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At that time, Gray Television had already acquired Sioux Falls rival station KSFY.

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In February 2019, Gray Television announced that award-winning journalist Greta Van Susteren has joined the company as its Chief National Political Analyst.

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Gray Television then announced in April 2019 Greta Van Susteren as host of a Sunday morning syndicated show, Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren, which was launched in September 2019.

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