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Evening Post Industries

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Evening Post Industries is a privately held American media company, based in Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

Evening Post Industries
IndustryBroadcast Television
Television Production
FateTelevision stations to be acquired by the E. W. Scripps Company
Founded1896; 123 years ago (1896)
HeadquartersCharleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Area served
United States (Nationwide)
SubsidiariesCordillera Communications

On August 6, 2013, the company changed its name from the Evening Post Publishing Company to Evening Post Industries. In a press release, CEO John Barnwell stated, “The name change better reflects our existing diversified holdings and ongoing acquisition strategy in beyond media, while keeping the legacy value of Evening Post." [1]

In addition to The Post and Courier of Charleston, the South's oldest daily newspaper, the company owns six other newspapers in South Carolina, including the Aiken Standard. Other holdings include Cordillera Communications' 13 television stations, White Oak Forestry Company, and a marketing agency, Clear Night Group.



The Evening Post Publishing Company was formed by rice planter Arthur Manigault in 1896 to acquire the Charleston Courier.[2] Manigault's son Robert became publisher in 1924.[2]

The company launched an international syndication arm, Editors Press Service, in 1933.

Robert's brother Edward took over in 1945 after Robert's death; he was in turn succeeded by his son Peter.[2]

In 2004, the Evening Post Publishing Company sold Editors Press Service to the Universal Press Syndicate, which renamed it Atlantic Syndication.[3]

The company also owned the Buenos Aires Herald in Argentina, Latin America's oldest English language newspaper, until 2007.[4][5]

It was announced on October 29, 2018 that Cordillera Communications had entered into a deal with the E. W. Scripps Company for Scripps to purchase all but one TV station, the Tucson, Arizona station, from Cordillera. The deal is expected to close in Q1 of 2019.[6]

Evening Post Industries PropertiesEdit



Evening Post's broadcasting division is called Cordillera Communications. The licensees have different names (most of which bear the station call letters, current, former (as in the case of KBZK's owners being KCTZ Communications (former call letters), or parent (repeaters only): KOAA (Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) Communications) does not, however). Cordillera Communications is a holding company headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

On October 29, 2018, it was announced that the E. W. Scripps Company would acquire 15 of the 16 Cordillera stations, with Quincy Media acquiring KVOA due to Scripps already owning KGUN-TV.[7]

Stations are arranged alphabetically by state and by city of license.

City of license / Market Station Channel
Owned since Network affiliation
Tucson, Arizona KVOA 4 (23) 1993 NBC
Cozi TV (DT2)
Escape (DT3)
San Luis Obispo, California KSBY 6 (15) 2004 NBC
The CW (DT2)
Laff (DT3)
Pueblo - Colorado Springs, Colorado KOAA-TV 5 (42) 1977 NBC
WeatherNation TV (DT2)
Grit (DT3)
Lexington, Kentucky WLEX-TV 18 (39) 1999 NBC
MeTV (DT2)
Lafayette, Louisiana KATC 3 (28) 1995 ABC
The CW (DT2)
Grit (DT3)
Billings, Montana KTVQ 2 (10) 1994 CBS (MTN)
The CW (DT2)
Butte, Montana KXLF-TV 4 (5) 1986 CBS (MTN)
The CW (DT2)
Bozeman, Montana KBZK
(Satellite of KXLF)
7 (7) 1993 CBS (MTN)
The CW (DT2)
Great Falls, Montana KRTV 3 (7) 1986 CBS (MTN)
The CW (DT2)
(Satellite of KTVH)
50 (19) 2015 NBC
The CW (DT2)
Helena, Montana KXLH-LD
(Satellite of KRTV)
9 (9) 1995 CBS (MTN)
KTVH-DT 12 (12) 2015 NBC
The CW (DT2)
Missoula, Montana KPAX-TV 8 (7) 1986 CBS (MTN)
The CW (DT2)
Kalispell, Montana KAJJ-CD
(Satellite of KPAX)
18 (39) 1988 CBS (MTN)
The CW (DT2)
Corpus Christi, Texas KRIS-TV 6 (13) 1998 NBC
The CW (DT2)
KZTV 10 (10) 1 CBS
K22JA-D 47 (22) 1998 Telemundo


Formerly-owned television stationsEdit

City of license / Market Station Channel
Years owned Current ownership status
Nampa - Boise, Idaho KIVI-TV 6 (24) 1981–2002 ABC affiliate owned by E. W. Scripps Company
El Paso, Texas KDBC-TV 4 (18) 1974–1986 CBS affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group


  1. ^ "Evening Post Name Change Signifies Growth and Diversification - Press Releases - Evening Post Industries". Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Evening Post Industries History," Evening Post Industries official website. Accessed Jan. 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Gardner, Alan. "Atlantic Syndication Combines with Universal Uclick". The Daily Cartoonist. April 7, 2010.
  4. ^
  5. ^ (in Spanish)
  6. ^ National, Scripps. "The E.W. Scripps Company buys more television stations, bringing total to 51". FOX 47. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Cordillera announces sale of stations to Scripps, Quincy". 29 October 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.

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