News-Press & Gazette Company announced it has agreed to acquire KQTV (St. Joseph, Missouri) from Heartland Media, LLC.
“We are excited to bring KQ under local ownership,” said NPG CEO David Bradley. “Our family has been committed to providing the best local news and information to the St. Joseph area for more than 60 years. That history includes ownership in KQ back in the late 1950s.”
“We have enjoyed working with the KQTV staff,” Heartland CEO Bob Prather said. “The station is an even stronger market leader than when we purchased it. This is a unique opportunity for locally based ownership to continue the long tradition of KQTV’s service to its community.”
News-Press and Gazette is headquartered in St. Joseph and operated by the Bradley family since 1951.