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Kansas Radio Purchase Completed

Kansas Radio Purchase Completed

AUGUSTA, GA — January 30, 2004 — Morris Communications' broadcast subsidiary, MCC Radio LLC, today completed the purchase of six Kansas radio stations from EBC Inc., of Salina, Kan. The transaction was first announced March 3, 2003.

"It feels good to put the final stamp on the EBC purchase. These broadcast properties have strong community ties and excellent potential," said William S. Morris IV, president. "We're delighted to welcome them into the Morris family of radio stations."

The six stations are KSAL-AM, KYEZ-FM and KZBZ-FM, Salina; KABI-AM and KSAJ-FM, Abilene; and KBLS-FM, North Fort Riley. They will be added to MCC Radio, which currently consists of 27 radio stations and two networks. Other Morris broadcast properties in Kansas are WIBW-AM and WIBW-FM, the Kansas Agriculture Network and the Kansas Information Network, all located in Topeka.

Michael D. Osterhout, MCC Radio vice president and chief operating officer, said, "We hope to enhance broadcast technology and expand services to both advertisers and listeners in these highly regarded Kansas communities. There's no doubt that this is a very exciting acquisition for us."

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Morris Communications is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include newspaper and magazine publishing, outdoor advertising, radio broadcasting, book publishing and distribution, and online services.