is the official name of the broadcasting division of the Washington Post Company
and is a self-contained corporation within that company. The company is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan
in headquarters shared with Post-Newsweek's station in that market, NBC
and is headed by president and chief executive officer
Alan Frank, formerly general manager of WDIV.
In 1992, Post-Newsweek bought the now defunct Detroit regional sports station PASS Sports
from former Detroit Tigers
owner and Domino's Pizza
founder Tom Monaghan
. FSN Detroit
put the channel out of business in October 1997.
As of 2006, Post-Newsweek owns 6 VHF stations, all of which are in the Top 50 markets. All but one has a network affiliation.
What today is Post-Newsweek Stations originated as WTOP, Inc.
in 1949 when CBS
sold controlling interest (55 percent) of WTOP radio
in Washington, D.C.
to the Post
; CBS retained a minority (45 percent) stake. In 1950, WTOP bought WOIC-TV, Washington's CBS television affiliate, and changed that station's call letters to WTOP-TV.
CBS was forced to sell its remaining interest in WTOP in 1954. The Post
then merged its Washington stations with recently-purchased WMBR-AM-TV in Jacksonville, Florida
and changed the company's name to Post Stations, Inc.
WMBR radio was later sold off (it is now WZAZ
); the Post
then changed WMBR-TV's calls to WJXT
. The company adopted the Post-Newsweek name after the Post
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