$27M sale of Riverside Press-Enterprise closes

Tools
  • Print
  • 0 Comments
By AP

Created:

Updated: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:18:32 EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The publisher of the Orange County Register has finalized its purchase of the Riverside Press-Enterprise for more than $27 million.

Closure of the deal was announced Thursday. Freedom Communications Inc., which publishes the Register, bought the paper from Dallas-based A.H. Belo Corp.

The companies' joint statement didn't indicate whether there might be any staff or editorial changes.

Freedom will now own the largest daily newspaper in inland Southern California, with a weekday circulation of about 138,000. The newspaper's coverage base is east of Los Angeles in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Freedom also owns the Daily Press in Victorville and the Desert Dispatch in Barstow, along with a new daily, the Long Beach Register.

Belo's papers include the Dallas Morning News and the Providence Journal in Rhode Island.

What's on WGXA

What's On Now

5:00 AM - Shepherd's Chapel

What's On Next

6:00 AM - The Insider

Tonight

8:00 PM So You Think You Can Dance

10:00 PM WGXA News @ 10pm

What's On Now

5:00 AM - America This Morning

What's On Next

5:30 AM - WGXA Morning News

Tonight

8:00 PM The Middle

8:30 PM The Goldbergs

9:00 PM Modern Family

9:30 PM The Middle

10:00 PM Motive