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Morris Multimedia
TypePrivate
IndustryMedia conglomerate
HeadquartersSavannah, Georgia, US
WebsiteMorrisMultimedia.com

Morris Multimedia, Inc. is a media company based in Savannah, Georgia, founded in 1970 by Charles H. Morris. Morris Multimedia is the parent company of Morris Newspaper Corporation and Morris Network. The company's offices are in the Oliver Sturges House at 27 Abercorn Street in Savannah.[1]

Newspapers

The Morris Newspaper Corporation division owns and operates over 65 publications including dailies, shoppers, and specialty magazines in nine states and the Caribbean.

Daily newspapers

Television

In 2003, Morris Multimedia announced that they would sell KARK in Little Rock, Arkansas and WDHN in Dothan, Alabama to Nexstar Broadcasting Group for an undisclosed price.[2] Between 2006 and 2008, Morris Multimedia purchased two television stations from Media General. These were WDEF-TV in Chattanooga and WTVQ-DT in Lexington.[3][4] Also in 2006, it purchased WWAY from Raycom Media for $18.5 million.[5]

Current Morris network stations

City of license / Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Owned since Network affiliation
Macon, Georgia WMGT-TV 41 (40) 1978 NBC
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
Lexington, Kentucky WTVQ-DT 36 (40) 2008 ABC
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
Biloxi - Gulfport, Mississippi WXXV-TV 25 (48) 1997 Fox/MyNetworkTV
NBC (DT2)
The CW (DT3)
Columbus - Tupelo - West Point, Mississippi WCBI-TV 4 (35) 2003 CBS
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
The CW (DT3)
Wilmington, North Carolina WWAY 3 (24) 2006 ABC
CBS (DT2)
The CW (DT3)
Chattanooga, Tennessee WDEF-TV 12 (12) 2006 CBS

Former Morris TV stations

City of license / Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Years owned Current ownership status
Dothan - Ozark, Alabama WDHN 18 (21) 1986–2003 ABC affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
Little Rock - Pine Bluff, Arkansas KARK-TV 4 (32) 1988–2003 NBC affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
Valdosta - Albany, Georgia WVGA 44 (43) 1986–1992 CBS affiliate, WSWG, owned by Marquee Broadcasting

Morris Technology

Morris also owns Morris Technology, a company specialising in infrastructural services for the media industry.

References

  1. ^ Contact –MorrisMultimedia.com
  2. ^ "Nexstar In Line?". Talk Business & Politics. 2003-07-21. Retrieved 2021-12-08.
  3. ^ "MEDIA GENERAL COMPLETES CHATTANOOGA SALE". TV News Check. 2006-10-13. Retrieved 2021-12-08.
  4. ^ "Media General spins begin | Radio & Television Business Report". RBR. 2008-03-09. Retrieved 2021-12-08.
  5. ^ "Raycom sells WWAY station". Wilmington Star-News. 2005-12-30.