The Company's goal is to identify and acquire properties that management believes have the potential for substantial long-term appreciation and to aggressively manage such properties to improve their operating results. Since its inception in 1988, Granite has grown significantly, primarily as a result of a series of carefully selected acquisitions involving network affiliates in increasingly larger markets and also as a result of the implementation of Granite's operating strategy.
Two classes of Granite Broadcasting Corporation's securities are listed on the NASDAQ National Market System. The Company's common stock (non-voting) is traded under the symbol "GBTVK" and its cumulative convertible exchangeable preferred stock is traded under the symbol "GBTVP".
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K-EYE-TV became a CBS affiliate in July 1995 and and it made history by adding five daily newscasts and a full slate of weekend news at one time. One of the most recent arrivals to the Granite team, K-EYE-TV provides a strong presence in one of the country's fastest-growing markets. In its first ratings book K-Eye TV became the first switch station in the country to go from fourth place to first place in the ratings, sign-on to sign-off.
WKBW-TV / ABC
Buffalo, New York
WKBW-TV is the news leader in Western New York, Northwestern Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario covering the top stories, sports and providing the exclusive Accu-Weather forecast on Eyewitness News. WKBW, Channel 7, offers more local programming than any other station in the market, including the only local morning talk show AM Buffalo. From public service to community service, WKBW has hosted the the Variety Club Telethon for 35 years supporting Buffalo's Children's Hospital and Children's Charites. They are also the first Buffalo station with satellite news gathering capabilities with NewStar 7 and the first with a site on the World Wide Web.
KBJR-TV / NBC
Duluth, Minnesota - Superior, Wisconsin
KBJR-TV has the two highest-rated early-evening news programs in its market and airs the most hours of news each week. KBJR was recently awarded "Best Newscast" by the Associated Press and was named "Station of Excellence" by the National Broadcast News Association.
WPTA-TV / ABC
Fort Wayne, Indiana
WPTA-TV is a consistent award-winner for its news and community service programming. Recently WPTA received a Telly Award for the show, "Three Rivers In Time," an historical look at the birth of Fort Wayne, Indiana. In news, WPTA-TV is the undisputed leader in all key demographics, helping it rank among the top ten ABC affiliates in the country.
Fresno - Visalia, California
KSEE-TV is Fresno's fastest-growing television station. KSEE boasts five award-winning local newscasts. In fact, KSEE reporter Dale Julin received a Peabody Award, one of the most prestigious awards in broadcast journalism.
WWMT-TV / CBS
Grand Rapids - Kalamazoo - Battle Creek, Michigan
WWMT-TV serves the West Michigan market. Channel 3 is known for its outstanding locally produced programs. Providing West Michigan viewers with excellence in news coverage is part of the reason we say, Channel 3, Where News Comes First!
WEEK-TV / NBC
Peoria - Bloomington, Illinois
WEEK-TV has been rated the number-one station in news audience and sign-on to sign-off audience for seven consecutive years. In recognition of its outstanding news coverage, WEEK was named "Illinois Station of the Year" in 1992, 1993 and 1994.
KNTV-TV / ABC
San Jose - Salinas - Monterey, California
KNTV-TV is the only network-affiliated VHF station licensed to San Jose, America's 11th largest city. The station, known as the San Jose NewsChannel, serves as the primary source of local television news for the Silicon Valley's capital city as well as the scenic Monterey-Salinas market.
WTVH-TV / CBS
Syracuse, New York
WTVH-5 is the CBS affiliate for Central New York and the Mohawk Valley, serving both Syracuse and Utica. WTVH-5 was the first television station on the air in Central New York with a proud tradition of firsts, including the first television station with live remote broadcasts, the first Syracuse station to offer closed-captioned news broadcasts and the first Syracuse television station with a World Wide Web site.
WLAJ-TV is the ABC affiliate serving Mid Michigan.
WXON-TV is the Warner Brother affiliate serving Detroit Michigan